The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable underway in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on patrol. The Cutter Dependable's crew returned to their homeport, Virginia Beach, Va., after a two-month patrol of the Eastern Pacific Ocean May 4, 2017. During this patrol, the crew seized over 8,000 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of $122 million which will be used as evidence to prosecute 19 suspected smugglers. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable.

The Long Blue Line: Cutter Dependable—50 Years of “Credibility Built on Excellence”

Today marks the golden anniversary of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable’s service in the Coast Guard. Over its distinguished 50 years of service, the cutter and its crews have earned countless honors and awards for law enforcement, living marine resources, search and rescue and humanitarian missions they have conducted.


Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Holmes as coxswain.

Officer of the Deck: BM2 Christopher Holmes

Written by Lt. j.g. Samuel England, Coast Guard Cutter Dependable. “Nowhere in military or civilian life is there a parallel to the range and degree of responsibility that is placed in the hands of the OOD.” Watch Officer’s Guide. Officer […]


itCG-CGC Dependable and crew honored, fishermen rescued, search for cruise ship passenger

Yesterday, Coast Guard Cutter Dependable and crew were honored for their achievements during a recent 52-day patrol in the eastern Caribbean where they recovered drugs, seized vessels and detained individuals suspected of drug trafficking. In a time-honored tradition, five decals […]