The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry returned home to Honolulu this week in time for holiday festivities following a 38-day expeditionary fishery patrol in the South Pacific.
The Oliver Berry’s crew conducted 12 fisheries boardings, identified 16 fishery and safety violations and completed 18 community relation events while sailing from Honolulu to Kiribati, Samoa, the kingdom of Tonga and American Samoa during the 7,000-nautical-mile patrol before returning to its homeport on Tuesday, according to a news release.
These extraordinary voyages by these little ships are becoming routine. Also an indication of how difficult it is to prosecute IUU.
Heck of a trip given her Range of 2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km; 2,900 mi)
Endurance 5 days
Hats off to the crew, slightly nuts maybe but great job stretching things
i would imagine they got creative with food storage. on the 82 we had an extra chest freezer in the bosun’s hole. the dry stores often had food stored on the deck as well as packed into the shelves’ i really don’t remember how we did extra chow on the 110.