The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous, homeported here, returned Monday from a 36-day patrol of the North Atlantic Ocean, here.
During the patrol, the crew’s missions consisted of enforcing fisheries regulations, conducting search and rescue operations and protecting living marine resources.
The crew began their deployment by towing the disabled fishing vessel Nordic Viking 60 miles back to Cape May in dense fog April 12, where they were safely transferred to a commercial towing company.
“We train for these conditions all the time and have capable radar and other equipment to help us safely navigate through fog, but it can make at-sea boardings much more challenging,” said Chief Petty Officer John Sehn, a crewmember aboard the Vigorous.
The crew of Vigorous completed 40 at-sea commercial fishing vessel inspections, ensuring compliance with both safety regulations and federal fisheries requirements.