U.S. and Papua New Guinea strengthen maritime security and sustainability through historic  patrol, deepening personal bonds along the way
The crew of a People’s Republic of China-flagged fishing vessel look on as members of USCGC Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) and an officer from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force conduct a fisheries boarding during a combined patrol on Sept. 1, 2023, in the Coral Sea off Papua New Guinea. The U.S. Coast Guard was in Papua New Guinea at the invitation of the PNG government to join their lead in maritime operations to combat illegal fishing and safeguard marine resources following the recent signing and ratification of a bilateral maritime law enforcement agreement between the United States and Papua New Guinea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir)

Photo by: Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir  |  VIRIN: 230914-G-IA651-1007.JPG