Frigate saves lives while pursuing anti-drug mission | Navy Times | navytimes.com

October was a big month for the San Diego-based frigate Rentz and its onboard Coast Guard law enforcement detachment, who in a two-week period rescued a fishing vessel stranded for 10 days and intercepted $80 million worth of cocaine.

The 195-person crew is patrolling the Navy’s 4th Fleet area of responsibility off the coast of Central America as part of Operation Martillo, a joint effort that translates to Operation Hammer and involves teaming with local navies to combat drug smuggling.

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