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.
The U.S. Coast Guard assisted the Haitian Coast Guard stop approximately 70 Haitian migrants Sunday approximately 26 miles north of Cap Haïtien, Haiti.
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.