- USCGC Diligence (WMEC-616)
USCGC "Diligence" (WMEC-616) is a
United States Coast Guardmedium endurance cutter.
The CGC Diligence moors up right in the heart of downtown Wilmington and is the 6th US Coast Guard Cutter to bear that name and be homeported in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Diligence is capable of performing any of the missions that white hulled Coast Guard Cutters traditionally perform; ranging from alien migrant interdiction operations (AMIO) and drug interdiction missions down in the Caribbean, or fisheries protection of the Atlantic seaboard, or search and rescue anywhere in between. The Diligence has a history of being crewed by some of the best officers in the Coast Guard and is often referred to as the "RC Cutter" at the US Coast Guard Academy, because the Regimental Commander has been assigned to Diligence upon graduation several times. Most recently, the cutter has been renamed the "RCOS Cutter," because several CG Academy Regimental Chief of Staff's (RCOS) have been assigned to Diligence as a first tour.
* [http://www.uscg.mil/lantarea/cutter/diligence/index.htm "Diligence" home page]
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