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Press Release | Dec. 20, 2023

Media Availability: US Coast Guard Cutter Seneca to return home following 60-day patrol in the Western Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC 906) is scheduled to return to their home port in Portsmouth, Friday, following a 60-day deployment to the Western Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean.

WHO: Capt. James McCormack, Seneca’s commanding officer, and Seneca’s crew

WHAT: Seneca and crew members return home after completing 60-day patrol in the Western Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean.

WHERE: Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, 4000 Coast Guard Blvd., Portsmouth, VA, 23703

WHEN: Friday, 10 a.m., Dec. 22, 2023

Editor's Note: Media are asked to RSVP no later than 3 p.m. Thursday with Atlantic Area Public Affairs by emailing Interested media are requested to arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. Friday with a valid driver's license and proof of insurance to be processed through security.

Seneca’s crew patrolled in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South and worked alongside other Coast Guard cutters, Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security units, and international partners to conduct maritime safety and security missions.  

Seneca is a 270-foot, Famous-class medium endurance cutter. The cutter’s primary mission areas include homeland security, fisheries law enforcement, counterdrug operations, migrant interdiction, and search and rescue throughout the Western Hemisphere.