VIRGINIA BEACH, Va .– The crew of the Coast Guard Dependable returned to their home port in Virginia Beach after a 29-day patrol of the U.S. northeast coast on July 27, the 5th District said. coastguard in a July 28 press release. Release.
Throughout the patrol, the crew of the Dependable conducted more than 15 boardings of living marine resources, resulting in violations ranging from safety deviations of commercial fishing vessels to various fishing infractions. Living marine resource enforcement patrols are essential to the continued sustainability and safety of the US multi-billion dollar seafood industry, as well as the safeguarding of protected marine species.
The crew of the Dependable focused on the Coast Guard’s Living Marine Resources Enforcement mission, inspecting the catch, gear and life-saving gear of federally managed fishing vessels to ensure the compliance with laws and regulations and ensuring the safety of life at sea.
“I am very proud of the crew of the Dependable, especially since a significant portion of the crew has just arrived on board this summer,” said Cmdr. Joshua Burch, Commander of the Dependable. “They have demonstrated exceptional professionalism and adaptability in fulfilling our core mission of upholding federal safety regulations within the commercial fishing fleet and protecting valuable natural marine resources.” of our country. We continue to play a vital role in maintaining a healthy national fishing industry and promoting this important relationship with the maritime community. ”
The Dependable is a 210-foot medium endurance cutter that regularly deploys in support of drug control, foreign migrant interdiction, fishing, search and rescue and homeland security missions.