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1st District Northeast Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

June 09, 2012


U.S. Coast Guard

Contact: 1st District Public Affairs

Email: D1publicaffairs@uscg.mil

Office: (617) 223-8515

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns to Boston after a 65 day deployment (photo available)

BOSTON - The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns home after a 65-day multi-mission deployment June 6, 2012. The Seneca and crew deployed to the Atlantic Ocean to conduct training and re-qualify the cutter for mission readiness. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Ross Ruddell.

BOSTON — The Boston-based Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned home Wednesday from a 65-day multi-mission patrol.

The crew started the Atlantic Ocean deployment with a Tailored Ship’s Training Availability visit in Mayport, Fla., where they trained in damage control, firefighting, combat systems, gunnery and navigation training and examinations.

The cutter underwent a week-long Shipboard-Helicopter Standardization evaluation, in which the crew demonstrated competency and efficiency in landing and launching helicopters, re-qualifying the ship and crew to conduct flight operations.

The Seneca deployed to the North Atlantic to execute the Coast Guard’s living marine resources mission, regulatory enforcement and safety of the commercial fishing industry at sea. 

"It's amazing what we accomplished in such a short amount of time," said Lt. Cmdr. Camilla Bosanquet, the executive officer on the Seneca. "This is the last time that a significant portion of our crew will be with us due to transfer, it was a great way to end their time onboard."

The 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Seneca has intercepted more than 100 million dollars worth of narcotics, saved more than 1.5 million dollars worth of property and saved more than 200 lives.


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