First U.S. Coast Guard Visit to Maldives Since 2009

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett Visits Maldives

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett and crew departed Maldives on September 26 after a four-day port call that was the crew’s fourth international visit during a months-long Western Pacific deployment to the Indo-Pacific region. The Midgett was the first Coast Guard ship to visit the Maldives since the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell in 2009. During the port call, the Midgett’s crew conducted professional in-port and at-sea exchanges with the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Maldives and the Maldives National Defence Force Coast Guard, building upon the strong partnership between the two nations.