USCGC Frederick Hatch supports partners in the Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau under Operation Rematau
On Feb. 26, 2024, the crew of the USCGC Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143) conduct the first-ever boarding under the Palau enhanced bilateral agreement, signed in August 2023, authorizing U.S. Coast Guard boarding officers to conduct boardings in Palau's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on the country's behalf without a Palauan officer present. The crew completed a significant operational patrol under Operation Rematau from Feb. 15 to March 4, 2024, reinforcing the U.S. Coast Guard's commitment to maritime safety, security, and environmental stewardship in the Pacific region. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Photo by: U.S. Coast Guard  |  VIRIN: 240226-G-G0020-6315.JPG