USCGC Washington returns from bilateral law enforcement patrol

  SANTA RITA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Washington, homeported in Santa Rita, Guam, is returning from a two-week joint law enforcement patrol with Palau and Australia under Operation Kaukledm, according to a U.S. Coast Guard release on Jan. 27.

  The Palauan patrol boat PSS President Remelik, the Washington and aircraft contracted with Australia’s Defense Cooperation Program conducted patrols within Palau’s exclusive economic zone and territorial seas. The joint operation focused on the deterrence of illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, preservation of living marine resources and enforcement of Palau’s fishing laws. The . . .

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