skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell Scheduled To Return To San Diego

Credit: U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell conducts law enforcement, military, and humanitarian service operations

The Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell was scheduled to return to San Diego Thursday from a two-month Eastern Pacific patrol during which it thwarted a significant drug smuggling attempt.

The 378-foot vessel and its crew of about 160 apprehended three suspected drug smugglers and seized 1,375 pounds of drugs headed north toward Central America on Dec. 30, according to the USCG's public affairs office.

The Boutwell also performed three search-and-rescue missions involving stranded fisherman during its latest patrol.

The vessel was named for former U.S. Secretary of Treasury George S. Boutwell, a one-time abolitionist who served under President Ulysses S. Grant. Boutwell was also the 20th governor of Massachusetts, and a senator and representative from that state.

As a senator, Boutwell sponsored the Civil Rights Act of 1875, which guaranteed equal treatment in public accommodations. Though signed by Grant, the act was later ultimately deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

We've upgraded to a better commenting experience!
Log in with your social profile or create a Disqus account.

Please stay on topic and be as concise as possible. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Community Discussion Rules. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus