Pohang welcomes USCGC Waesche
Lee Kang-Deok, the mayor of Pohang, Republic of Korea, gives remarks, during a reception welcoming U.S. Coast Guardsmen assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL-751) in Pohang, Republic of Korea, June 9, 2024. The Waesche’s arrival marked the first visit by a U.S. Coast Guard ship to Pohang, which was marked with an opening ceremony between United States and Korea Coast Guardsmen. Waesche is the second U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter deployed to the Indo-Pacific in 2024. Waesche is assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. Coast Guard cutters routinely deploy to the region to engage with partner nations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elijah Murphy)

Photo by: Cpl. Elijah Murphy |  VIRIN: 240609-M-BI567-1054.JPG