USCGC Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143) conducts IUU fisheries boardings
The USCGC Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143) conducts fisheries boardings in the Palau exclusive economic zone and asks boarding questions of a Philippine crew using translations on a tablet on Oct. 23, 2023. The crew successfully concluded a routine 47-day expeditionary patrol covering more than 8,200 nautical miles under Operation Blue Pacific, returning to Guam on Thanksgiving, distinguished by a series of historic and strategic engagements across the Western Pacific and Oceania. The Frederick Hatch is the 43rd 154-foot Sentinel-class fast response cutter named for a surfman and lighthouse keeper who was a two-time Gold Life Saving Medal recipient. They regularly patrol Oceania, fostering international cooperation and supporting maritime safety, security, and stewardship. (U.S Coast Guard photo)

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