USCG Mission in SW Asia


Capt. Eric Helgen, commodore, Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA), Lt. j.g. Matthew Carmine, executive officer, Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris, Senior Chief William Moody, Maritime Engagement Team, and Seaman Laura Rose, crewmember,

USCGC Glenn Harris, discuss the Coast Guard’s mission and their experiences in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Dec. 9, 2022. The PATFORSWA squadron currently consists of six 154-foot Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters, one 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat, a cutter relief crew, and a 150-member mission support detachment who conduct maritime operations across the Middle East for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.



Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon Giles

U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters