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The Coast Guard rescued a man from a fishing boat about 80 miles off Galveston.

The Coast Guard rescued a man from a fishing boat about 80 miles off Galveston.

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The Coast Guard rescued a man from a fishing boat about 80 miles off Galveston.

The Coast Guard rescued a man from a fishing boat about 80 miles off Galveston.

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The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, underway in the Caribbean Sea.  The 210-foot ship, which is based out of Galveston, has distinguished itself for the amount of drugs it has captured.

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Seaman Justin Baker works on the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless as a helicopter approached for landing on the ship while on patrol in Caribbean Sea.

Seaman Justin Baker works on the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless as a helicopter approached for landing on the ship while on patrol in Caribbean Sea.

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Crew work as lookouts aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a recent patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

Crew work as lookouts aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a recent patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

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A speedboat from the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless is deployed in the night to investigate a suspicious boat in the Caribbean Sea.

A speedboat from the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless is deployed in the night to investigate a suspicious boat in the Caribbean Sea.

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A speedboat from the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless pulls beside a Haitian vessel in the overnight darkness of Caribbean Sea. The boat drew suspicion in part because it was in a smuggling corridor and didn’t respond to radio calls. It was later searched. less
A speedboat from the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless pulls beside a Haitian vessel in the overnight darkness of Caribbean Sea. The boat drew suspicion in part because it was in a smuggling corridor and didn’t … more

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Hand guns used by crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless while conducting law-enforcement operations.

Hand guns used by crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless while conducting law-enforcement operations.

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Members of a boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless search a boat in the Caribbean Sea.

Members of a boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless search a boat in the Caribbean Sea.

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Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Richter looks into the cargo hold of a Haitian boat being searched by a boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless near Great Inagua, Bahamas.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Richter looks into the cargo hold of a Haitian boat being searched by a boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless near Great Inagua, Bahamas.

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Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Richter works under red light conditions on the bridge of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Richter works under red light conditions on the bridge of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

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Lt. Cmdr. Brandon C. Fisher uses a laser pointer as he leads training in celestial navigation on the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a Caribbean Sea patrol.

Lt. Cmdr. Brandon C. Fisher uses a laser pointer as he leads training in celestial navigation on the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a Caribbean Sea patrol.

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The bow of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless pushes through the Caribbean Sea.

The bow of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless pushes through the Caribbean Sea.

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Lt. j.g. Caroline Dewechter looks out from the bridge of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless as a spotlight shines on the waters of the Caribbean Sea during a man overboard drill.

Lt. j.g. Caroline Dewechter looks out from the bridge of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless as a spotlight shines on the waters of the Caribbean Sea during a man overboard drill.

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Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Freeman pilots a speedboat to the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a recent patrol near Haiti. The 210-foot ship, which is based out of Galveston, has distinguished itself for the amount of drugs it has captured. less
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Freeman pilots a speedboat to the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a recent patrol near Haiti. The 210-foot ship, which is based out of Galveston, has distinguished itself … more

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Ensign Geddy Scott Miller works at a control board in the engine room of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless.

Ensign Geddy Scott Miller works at a control board in the engine room of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless.

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Lt. Caroline Dewechter looks out from the bridge above markings commemorating major drug seizures made by the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless. The Dauntless earned the gold leaf when it captured a total of more than 1 million pounds of marijuana. The smaller leafs are for other milestones and the black snowflakes for cocaine. less
Lt. Caroline Dewechter looks out from the bridge above markings commemorating major drug seizures made by the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless. The Dauntless earned the gold leaf when it captured a total of more … more

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Shipmates arm wrestle aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless while in the Caribbean Sea.

Shipmates arm wrestle aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless while in the Caribbean Sea.

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Seaman Matthew Wiesmann looks on during weapons training aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless. The ship uses 50-caliber machine guns.

Seaman Matthew Wiesmann looks on during weapons training aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless. The ship uses 50-caliber machine guns.

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Crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless spend some of their free time working out on the back of the 210 foot long ship, which is based in Galveston.

Crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless spend some of their free time working out on the back of the 210 foot long ship, which is based in Galveston.

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The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless is seen underway in the Caribbean Sea at sunrise.

The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless is seen underway in the Caribbean Sea at sunrise.

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Crewman James Chandler swims alongside the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a law enforcement patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

Crewman James Chandler swims alongside the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a law enforcement patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

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Cmdr. Christopher A. Strong, captain of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, laughs with the crew.

Cmdr. Christopher A. Strong, captain of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, laughs with the crew.

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Petty Officer Second Class Aaron Thorpe working on the bridge of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless.

Petty Officer Second Class Aaron Thorpe working on the bridge of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless.

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Ensign David Allan Adams Jr. signals as a MH-65 helicopter lands on the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless in the Caribbean Sea.

Ensign David Allan Adams Jr. signals as a MH-65 helicopter lands on the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless in the Caribbean Sea.

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A crew member descends a hatch on the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless.

A crew member descends a hatch on the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless.

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Cmdr. Christopher A. Strong, captain of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, reads through stacks of paperwork in his stateroom in the Caribbean Sea. Strong, a 20 year veteran of the Coast Guard, spent his childhood in Spain. His father was a Navy senior chief petty officer. less
Cmdr. Christopher A. Strong, captain of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, reads through stacks of paperwork in his stateroom in the Caribbean Sea. Strong, a 20 year veteran of the Coast Guard, spent his … more

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Lt. j.g. Claire L. Miller charts the ship’s position aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a law enforcement patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

Lt. j.g. Claire L. Miller charts the ship’s position aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a law enforcement patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

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Crewmen use props to simulate injuries during damage control training aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless in the Caribbean Sea.

Crewmen use props to simulate injuries during damage control training aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless in the Caribbean Sea.

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Lawrence Schad tosses french fries with seasoning while preparing a meal aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Lawrence Schad tosses french fries with seasoning while preparing a meal aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless.

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Seaman Apprentice James Lopez reads a book beside his bed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Lopez was reading the second book of The Lost Fleet series by military science fiction writer Jack Campbell. The first book in the series is “The Lost Fleet: Dauntless.” When contacted by officers of the Coast Guard Cutter bearing the same name, the author sent the crew copies of the entire series. less
Seaman Apprentice James Lopez reads a book beside his bed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Lopez was reading the second book of The Lost Fleet series by military … more

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Cmdr. Christopher Strong, captain of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless and a self-described gamer, plays a military strategy board game against his second in command, Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Fisher.

Cmdr. Christopher Strong, captain of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless and a self-described gamer, plays a military strategy board game against his second in command, Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Fisher.

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Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Johnson wears a sweat shirt celebrating the connection between the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless and her homeport of Galveston, Texas, while having breakfast with shipmates.

Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Johnson wears a sweat shirt celebrating the connection between the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless and her homeport of Galveston, Texas, while having breakfast with shipmates.

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Crew members stand watch in the engine room of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

Crew members stand watch in the engine room of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

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Lt. Caroline Dewechter, right, presents Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Richter with a token of appreciation for his service aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

Lt. Caroline Dewechter, right, presents Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Richter with a token of appreciation for his service aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless during a patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

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Seaman Apprentice Alexander Williamson stands lookout aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Williamson is nicknamed “Alaska” by the crew because he is from the state.

Seaman Apprentice Alexander Williamson stands lookout aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Williamson is nicknamed “Alaska” by the crew because he is from the state.

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Ensign David Adams Jr. stands watch on the bridge of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless while in the Caribbean Sea.

Ensign David Adams Jr. stands watch on the bridge of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless while in the Caribbean Sea.

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The sight of the shoreline of Port-de-Paix, Haiti left a lasting impression on crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, who were patrolling with a speedboat.

The sight of the shoreline of Port-de-Paix, Haiti left a lasting impression on crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, who were patrolling with a speedboat.

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Crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless hand fruit to children on boats moored along the shoreline of Haiti. The island, Isle de la Tortue, is known as a jumping-off point for smugglers sneaking people toward the United States. less
Crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless hand fruit to children on boats moored along the shoreline of Haiti. The island, Isle de la Tortue, is known as a jumping-off point for smugglers sneaking people … more

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Seaman Apprentice James Lopez performs maintenance to a davit aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless. The ship, which was commissioned in 1967, fights a constant battle against rust.

Seaman Apprentice James Lopez performs maintenance to a davit aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless. The ship, which was commissioned in 1967, fights a constant battle against rust.

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From left, Seaman Lucas Loe; Seaman Justin Baker; Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Giovannetti and Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Alston share jokes during a rare moment of down time aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea. less
From left, Seaman Lucas Loe; Seaman Justin Baker; Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Giovannetti and Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Alston share jokes during a rare moment of down time aboard the Coast Guard … more

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The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless is seen underway in the waters of the Caribbean Sea during a law enforcement patrol.

The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless is seen underway in the waters of the Caribbean Sea during a law enforcement patrol.

Photo: Smiley N. Pool, Houston Chronicle

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Mason Deville, 4, waits to greet his father, Petty Officer 1st Class Kyle Deville, as the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returns to its homeport of Galveston.

Mason Deville, 4, waits to greet his father, Petty Officer 1st Class Kyle Deville, as the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returns to its homeport of Galveston.

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron B. Thorpe kisses his wife Carla as his son, Charlie, looks on as the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returns to its homeport of Galveston.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron B. Thorpe kisses his wife Carla as his son, Charlie, looks on as the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returns to its homeport of Galveston.

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