USCGC Alert Concludes Three Month Deployment
The US Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to Astoria, Oregon, on Monday following a three month that stretched from the waters of Mexico to Canada.
During their deployment the cutter’s crew conducted counter narcotic and living marine resources patrols offshore of Southern California. Following these patrols, the crew participated in an international engagement event in Ensenada, Mexico, with the Mexican Armada, which included joint damage control training, law enforcement demonstration, and an evening dinner onboard Alert.
The final weeks of the deployment took place in Seattle and Everett, Washington, where crew members tested their response to different incidents such as damage control, medical response, information warfare and engineering casualties during a comprehensive training and evaluation program called Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA).