Cutter Bertholf Crew's Homeport Return To Loved Ones
December 23, 2019 - The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) returns to their homeport in Alameda, California, where waiting loved ones greet them.
The Bertholf crew returns following an eighty-two day counter-narcotics patrol that resulted in the seizure of more than 18,000 pounds of cocaine worth $312 million. The seizure involved seven separate suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions and disruptions by Bertholf and four other Coast Guard cutter crews, who patrolled international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America between October and November.
U.S. Coast Guard Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon