PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Coast Guard cutter is returning to Portsmouth after completing a patrol that included rescuing 3 mariners whose disabled vessel was adrift.
The 270-foot Tampa is scheduled to return at 10 a.m. Friday.
The Coast Guard says the Tampa's crew also intercepted more than $58 million worth of narcotics during the 37-day deployment in the Caribbean. The drugs included 4,200 pounds of marijuana and cocaine.
The cutter also stopped in its namesake city, Tampa, Fla. While in Tampa, the crew participated in a ceremony marking the Coast Guard's 222nd birthday and the centennial year of the original cutter Tampa.