USCGC Spencer (WMEC-905) has been gracing our waters since 1982. Named after Treasury Secretary John Canfield Spencer, her keel was laid on 1982 at Rhode Island, and it was subsequently commissioned into service on 1986. A U.S. Coast Guard medium endurance cutter, it is one of the main Coast Guard assets in search and recovery efforts.
Fittingly, Hurricane Matthew presented an opportunity to do even some more good. In this video, food service specialists aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer are captured while cooking for more than 90 Cutter Spencer crew members while underway. The Spencer is currently tasked with assisting the Caribbean countries most affected by Hurricane Matthew. As usual, underway to represent the goodwill of U.S. citizens wherever it goes.
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