PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to Portsmouth after a 35-day patrol in the Windward Passage, a strait between Cuba and Hispaniola.
During the early part of the patrol, the Legare assisted 11 people aboard a disabled skiff near Isle de la Tortue. A few days later, Legare’s crew spotted an overloaded sailing vessel attempting to depart Haiti. Through the assistance of a Creole interpreter, the crew intercepted and escorted the vessel back to port.
The crew visited with disabled children at the Casa Nazaret orphanage during a port visit to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. They raised $500 that helped fix wheelchairs, air conditioning units and other things.