Coast Guard Eyes Leasing Civilian Jail Ship to Hold Detainees–Military.com

Military.Com reports that the Coast Guard is considering procuring a civilian run vessel to hold and transport prisoners taken during drug interdiction operation.

“…Zukunft said the service is exploring the possibility of leasing a dedicated commercial vessel that would do nothing but hold suspects until they can be transferred to the United States.
“The ship might actually be leased through the Department of Defense or SouthCom. It might be something like a commercial offshore supply vessel — a platform abundantly available given limited offshore drilling activity.
“While it would be a civilian ship, Zukunft said it would be staffed with Coast Guard law enforcement augmentees to supervise the detained population.”

One thought on “Coast Guard Eyes Leasing Civilian Jail Ship to Hold Detainees–Military.com

  1. I wonder of court would be held aboard? Like in the old days. A jail ship sounds like a good idea. You would just have to keep the CIA out.

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