Coast Guard returns home after deployment to Western Pacific
US Coast Guard Munro (WMSL 755) and crew returned to their home port of Alameda on Wednesday after a 102-day, 22,000-nautical-mile deployment to the western Pacific.
Munro left Alameda in July for the Western Pacific to operate under the tactical control of the US Navy’s 7th Fleet to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific.
âMunro’s deployment demonstrated the unique powers of the Coast Guard in support of Indo-Pacific command,â said Vice Admiral Michael F. McAllister, Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander. âJoint operations help strengthen our partnerships through search and rescue, law enforcement, marine environmental response and other areas of mutual interest that preserve a stable and secure global maritime environment. . “
Munro’s crew executed numerous cooperative engagements, professional exchanges, and capacity-building efforts with allies and naval partners, including the Japanese Coast Guard, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, the Philippine Coast Guard and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Royal Australian Navy and Indonesian Maritime Safety. Agency.
“Our relationship in the Western Pacific is stronger today and our partners are united in their commitment to security,” said Captain Blake Novak, Commander Munro. âIt was an incredible opportunity for our crew to participate alongside allies, sharing concepts of search and rescue and law enforcement to promote peace, prosperity and the sovereign rights of all nations.â
As a federal law enforcement agency and military force, the United States Coast Guard is uniquely positioned to conduct defense operations in support of combatant commanders on all seven continents. The service regularly provides forces in joint military operations around the world, including the deployment of cutters, boats, airplanes and deployable specialized forces.
Munro is one of four 418-foot National Security Coast Guards based in Alameda. National security cutters like Munro have advanced command and control capabilities, aviation support facilities, a rear cutter launching ramp, and increased endurance for on-the-go patrols. long range, allowing crews to disrupt threats to national security further offshore.