USCGC Myrtle Hazard conducts fisheries observations off Papua New Guinea
Using a quick reference translation card and speaking Japanese, Ensign Peyton Phillips asks fisheries questions of the operator of a Japanese-flagged long-line fishing vessel while aboard the USCGC Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) in the Coral Sea off Papua New Guinea on Aug. 23, 2023. 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: U.S. Coast Guard  |  VIRIN: 231129-G-IA651-1003.JPG