Coast Guard icebreaker returns home following Northwest Passage transit, oceanographic Arctic research missions, and circumnavigation of North America Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark U.S. Coast Guard District 13

Welcome Home U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy

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November 20, 2021

The crew aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) approach the pier at Base Seattle Saturday, Nov. 20, after completing a 22,000-mile, 133-day deployment circumnavigating North America. During the voyage, the crew provided U.S. surface presence in the Arctic, supported high-latitude oceanographic research missions, participated in an international search-and-rescue exercise, and engaged in passing exercises with surface vessels from the U.S. Navy, Canadian Navy, and Mexican Navy.

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Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) transits Elliott Bay off Seattle on Nov. 20, 2021, as it returns to its homeport after a 133-day deployment in which the crew circumnavigated North America via the Northwest Passage. The deployment involved both military and scientific operations. Courtesy Photo by James Brady
Coast Guard icebreaker returns home following Northwest Passage transit, oceanographic Arctic research missions, and circumnavigation of North America. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark
Members of the crew aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) recognize family and friends on shore as they prepare to pass lines and moor to the pier at Base Seattle Saturday, Nov. 20. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Michael Clark
Family and loved ones wave to welcome the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) as they return to homeport Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark
A loved one embraces a member of the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) at Base Seattle Saturday, Nov. 20. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark




A loved one embraces a member of the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) at Base Seattle Saturday, Nov. 20. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark

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