Category: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant Crew Returns To Port Canaveral After Caribbean Patrol

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returned home Tuesday to Cape Canaveral after a two-month Caribbean patrol. The Vigilant crew returned to their homeport of Cape Canaveral, concluding their patrol in which the crew enforced U.S. federal laws by conducting numerous boardings throughout the Caribbean.

Port Canaveral’s U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant Has Rich Tradition, Long Legacy

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) was commissioned in 1964, which means it has served this nation well over 50 years. During those many years, the cutter and its crews have performed the missions of maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, homeland security, national defense and international engagement.