The 418' U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) and crew returned to its homeport, recently, following an 83-day, 16,000 nautical-mile deployment to the Western Pacific.
The Midgett and crew departed Honolulu in August bound for the Western Pacific to operate under the tactical control of Navy 7th Fleet to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Midgett’s crew executed numerous cooperative engagements, professional exchanges, and capacity building efforts with naval allies and partners including the Philippines coast guard, Singapore Maritime Security Response Flotilla, the Information Fusion Center, Police Coast Guard, Indian coast guard, and Maldives National Defense Force.
Commissioned in 2019, Midgett is one of two Coast Guard legend-class national security cutters homeported in Honolulu. National security cutters 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.
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.