Coast Guard Cutter Willow crew returns to homeport after 32-day patrol in Caribbean Sea
The Coast Guard Willow crew discusses deck operations before working on a buoy evolution during a 32-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea on Feb. 10, 2024. Cutter Willow is a 225-foot Juniper class sea-going buoy tender. The tender crew is responsible for servicing 246 aids to navigation in South Carolina, Georgia, and throughout the Caribbean, including Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Willow crew conducts law enforcement, search and rescue, and marine environmental protection missions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class William Sweat)

Photo by: Petty Officer 1st Class William Sweat |  VIRIN: 240213-G-G0107-0118.JPG