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America’s Maritime Security and the U.S. Coast Guard

October 10, 2019

It is day 12 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPAC) and the Astoria, Oregon-based Coast Guard Cutter ALERT has been away from homeport for 24 days already. This despite the ship being built 50 years ago with a maximum calculated endurance of 30 days. A target of interest (TOI) has been cued as the sun […]