USCGC Bertholf returns home after participating RIMPAC 2018
- September 6, 2018
On September 4, Coast Guard cutter Bertholf returned to her homeport in Alameda following a nearly 90-day deployment to the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
The crewmembers participated in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018, the world’s largest multinational naval exercise in there.
The Bertholf crew sailed to San Diego following RIMPAC to conduct Tailored Ship’s Training Availability which assessed the crew’s capabilities and operational readiness through testing and evaluation. During TSTA, the crew executed engineering, medical, damage control, navigation, force protection and combat systems oriented drills and exercises.
Bertholf crewmembers executed and assisted in several boardings, humanitarian response scenarios and war-at-sea exercises during RIMPAC which were designed to strengthen international relations with allied navies.
Bertholf served as the task force commander for the multi-national, Combined Task Force (CTF) 175, which included naval units from Japan, the Philippines, Peru and France.
Twenty-five nations, 46 ships and five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in RIMPAC.