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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of USCGC Legare (WMEC 912) is scheduled to return to their homeport in Portsmouth, Friday, following a 63-day patrol to conduct migrant interdiction and counterdrug operations in the Florida Straits and Caribbean Sea, which included the interdiction and care of over 1,309 migrants at sea.
WHO: Cmdr. Jeremy Greenwood, Legare's commanding officer, and Legare's crew
WHAT: Legare and crew members return home after completing a 63-day maritime safety and security patrol
WHERE: Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, 4000 Coast Guard Blvd., Portsmouth, VA, 23703
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
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During the patrol, Legare’s crew rescued people from 23 different unseaworthy vessels. Notably, Legare’s crew located and interdicted 396 migrants on a single, overcrowded 50-foot vessel.
Legare is a 270-foot, Famous-class medium endurance cutter with a crew of 108. The cutter’s primary mission areas include homeland security, law enforcement, counterdrug, search and rescue, migrant interdiction, and fisheries enforcement in support of U.S. Coast Guard operations throughout the Western Hemisphere.