CGC Valiant Returns From Operation Blue Hammer – American Military News

CGC Valiant Returns From Operation Blue Hammer

The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant Returns home from its 4-week deployment in support of Operation Blue Hammer. The 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported at Naval Station Mayport, focused on alien migrant interdiction operations in the Straits of Florida.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The 80-member crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant, a 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported at Naval Station Mayport, will return home Wednesday after completing a four-week deployment in support of Operation Blue Hammer.

Operation Blue Hammer focuses on alien migrant interdiction operations in the Straits of Florida.

The crew of the Valiant joined other surface and air assets from Sector Key West, Customs and Border Protection, and other law enforcement partners in detecting and interdicting individuals attempting to illegally enter the United States by sea. During the patrol, the Valiant crew stopped and processed 129 migrants and issued two notices of violation for U.S.-flagged vessels attempting to enter Cuba without the proper documentation.

 

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