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Deployments in the Persian Gulf

The Coast Guard Cutter Adak stands guard over the Statue of Liberty in this August 2002 Coast Guard file photo. The Adak is one of eight cutters being sent to the Persian Gulf to support Operation Enduring Freedom.  
Coast Guard

Deployed to: Persian Gulf

Personnel: About 600 active-duty and reserve personnel

Cutters: Eight 110-foot Island Class cutters

Units: Port Security Unit 305, based at Fort Eustis, Virginia, and Port Security Unit 309, from Port Clinton, Ohio, and Coast Guard elements of the Navy's Harbor Defense Command Unit 206, from Jacksonville, Florida.

The eight cutters and crews being deployed are Coast Guard Cutter (CGC) Wrangell, from South Portland, Maine; CGC Grand Isle, from Gloucester, Massachusetts, CGCs Adak and Bainbridge Island, from Sandy Hook, New Jersey, CGC Aquidneck and the crew of CGC Block Island, from Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, CGCs Pea Island and Knight Island, from St. Petersburg, Florida, CGC Baranof, from Miami; and the crew of the CGC Sapelo, from Key West, Florida.

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