and welcome home Midgett!!! 🌺🤙
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) arrived at its new homeport in Honolulu Friday.
transit to Hawaii was punctuated by two interdictions of suspected low-profile go-fast vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, the first July 25 and a second July 31. The boardings resulted in a combined seizure of over 6,700 pounds of cocaine, estimated to be worth over $89 million.
"The national security cutter gets you further faster and delivers more capability once on-scene than any other cutter in the history of our service," said Capt. Alan McCabe, Midgett's
commanding officer. "I am incredibly proud of the crew's
efforts making these two seizures possible, and we are eager to conduct future operations throughout the Pacific."
The Midgett is the eighth of the Coast Guard's
national security cutters and the second to be homeported in Hawaii. Its sister ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) arrived Dec. 22, 2018. Both cutters are scheduled to be commissioned Aug. 24 during a ceremony presided over by Adm. Karl Schultz, the Coast Guard's
Midgett is named to honor all members of the Midgett family who served in the Coast Guard and its predecessor services. At least ten members of the family earned high honors for their heroic lifesaving efforts. Among them, the Coast Guard awarded various family members seven gold lifesaving medals, the service's
highest award for saving a life, and three silver lifesaving medals.
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PA3 Matthew West, PA2 Amanda Wyrick, PAC Sherri Eng
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