WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports

Va-based Coast Guard Counter-piracy Team Returns

March 9, 2013

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia-based Coast Guard team has returned home after a five-month counter-piracy effort.

Officials say the Chesapeake-based Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team returned Friday after deployment to the Middle East.

The detachment served under the direction of the Navy's 5th Fleet aboard the Jacksonville, Fla.-based USS Farragut and the Portsmouth-based USS Winston Churchill.

While aboard the Navy ships, the team provided expertise in emergency medical procedures, mission planning and execution. That expertise included detecting hidden compartments onboard vessels suspected of smuggling contraband and conducting drills involving the interdiction of suspected pirate skiffs and vessels involved in illicit activity.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 196694611