Media Advisory: Alameda Coast Guard cutter to return home Wednesday from 102-day Western Pacific deployment

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Media Advisory: Alameda Coast Guard cutter to return home Wednesday from 102-day Western Pacific deployment

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) and crew are scheduled to return to their Alameda homeport Wednesday following a 102-day, 22,000 nautical mile multi-mission deployment.

  • Who: Capt. Blake Novak, Munro’s commanding officer, and members of Munro’s crew

  • What: Munro crew to return to Alameda homeport following a 102-day deployment to the Western Pacific

  • When: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20

  • Where: Coast Guard Base Alameda, 1 Eagle Rd., Alameda, Calif., 94501

Editors' Note: Credentialed media interested in attending should RSVP by emailing a list of names for base access at no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday.  Media are requested to arrive no later than 10 a.m. with a driver’s license and proof of insurance in order to be processed through security.

Munro’s crew departed Alameda in July for a Western Pacific patrol and operated in support of United States Indo-Pacific Command, which oversees military operations in the region.

Operating under the tactical control of Commander, 7th Fleet, Munro’s crew engaged in multiple professional exchanges and capacity-building exercises with partners and allies to promote a free and open Pacific. The crew patrolled and operated as directed throughout the region.

The U.S. Coast Guard has a 150-year enduring role in the Indo-Pacific. The service’s ongoing deployment of resources to the region directly supports U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives in the Indo-Pacific Strategy and the National Security Strategy.

As both a federal law enforcement agency and an armed force, the USCG is uniquely positioned to conduct defense operations in support of combatant commanders on all seven continents. The service routinely provides forces in joint military operations worldwide, including the deployment of cutters, boats, aircraft, and deployable specialized forces.

Commissioned in 2017, Munro is one of four Coast Guard legend class national security cutters homeported in Alameda. National security cutters are 418-feet long, 54-feet wide, and have a 4,600 long-ton displacement. They have a top speed in excess of 28 knots, a range of 12,000 nautical miles, endurance of up to 90 days and can hold a crew of up to 170. Munro is the second cutter named for Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro, the only Coast Guardsman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

National security cutters feature advanced command and control capabilities, aviation support facilities, stern cutter boat launch and increased endurance for long-range patrols to disrupt threats to national security further offshore.

Since 2018, three other Coast Guard Cutters – Bertholf, Stratton and Waesche – have deployed to the Western Pacific.

Photos from Munro’s deployment are available here.