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170910-N-BV658-052    PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 10, 2017)


170910-N-BV658-052 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 10, 2017)



170910-N-BV658-052 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 10, 2017) A U.S. Coast Guard member climbs down a ladder to embark an 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat in preparation for boarding and inspecting commercial fishing vessels as part of the Coast Guard’s efforts to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Pacific during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission. The LEDET is embarked aboard Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), currently deployed in support of the Oceana Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI), a secretary of defense program leveraging Department of Defense assets transiting the region to increase the Coast Guard’s maritime domain awareness, ultimately supporting its maritime law enforcement operations in Oceania. (U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kryzentia Weiermann/ Released)





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