Operation Martillo – Photo Essay

A sinking self-propelled semi-submersible vessel was interdicted in the Western Caribbean Sea March 30 by the crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive, Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island and the Honduran Navy. The cutter Pea Island and Decisive’s pursuit boatcrews interdicted the SPSS and detained four suspected smugglers. The SPSS sank during the interdiction in thousands of feet of water. (Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)
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