Cutter Tampa Returns to Portsmouth after Fisheries Patrol

  • A Coast Guard member waits on the pier for the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa at Base Portsmouth, Virginia, April 27, 2016. (Photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake)
    A Coast Guard member waits on the pier for the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa at Base Portsmouth, Virginia, April 27, 2016. (Photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake)
  • A Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew member embraces his wife on the pier at Base Portsmouth, Virginia, April 27, 2016. (Photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake)
    A Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew member embraces his wife on the pier at Base Portsmouth, Virginia, April 27, 2016. (Photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake)
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa moors to the pier at Base Portsmouth, Virginia, April 27, 2016. (Photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake)
    The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa moors to the pier at Base Portsmouth, Virginia, April 27, 2016. (Photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake)
  • Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew members carry a shore power cable on the pier at Base Portsmouth, Virginia, April 27, 2016. (Photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake)
    Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew members carry a shore power cable on the pier at Base Portsmouth, Virginia, April 27, 2016. (Photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew returned to Portsmouth, Virginia, after a 54-day fisheries patrol Thursday.

During their patrol, Tampa's crew conducted 41 commercial fishing vessel boardings that resulted in the detection of seven commercial fisheries safety violations, one voyage termination and one fisheries violation.

Tampa's crew also assisted the crew of the fishing vessel Hope & Sydney when they became disabled about 70 miles east of Cape May, New Jersey.

The cutter Tampa is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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