The US Coast Guard crew returned to Port Angeles, Washington, after a very successful 58-day counter smuggling patrol, in the eastern-pacific ocean. Onboard a 55-year old cutter vessel, named Active.
The crew onboard the cutter vessel patrolled the international waters, off Central America and Mexico as a part of the long-running United States effort to suppress cocaine smuggling.
With the assistance of HITRON, a helicopter-borne sharpshooter detachment, two vessels were intercepted over the course of the patrol, seizing about 5,650 pounds of cocaine, valued approximately $107 million.
The cutter vessel, Active was commissioned on the year 1966. It is a 210-foot Reliance-class medium endurance cutter. The Reliance-class also has 13 other similar vessels. These are on the verge of being replaced by newer generation offshore patrol cutters.