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Coast Guard ramps up in Hawaii with 2 new ships

William Cole
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Coast Guard Cutter Midgett crew members seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine July 26 from a small vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific. Midgett crew members boarded the suspected smuggling vessel and seized the cocaine during the cutter’s relocation from the Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard where the cutter was built to its future home port in Honolulu, where the cutter is scheduled for a dual-commissioning ceremony Aug. 24.