This Day in Coast Guard History – Nov. 4

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

1984: The CGC Northwind seized the P/C Alexi I off Jamaica for carrying 20 tons of marijuana, becoming the first icebreaker to make a narcotics seizure.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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