SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Sherman returned to its San Diego homeport Friday following an 85-day patrol in the Bering Sea.
The 378-foot ship moored at Naval Base San Diego in the late morning.
The personnel conducted a total of 20 boardings of commercial fishing vessels to check for safety and compliance with federal regulations, officials said. During the first inspection, they discovered and impounded a stash of marijuana.
The crew also got a chance to participate in San Francisco Fleet Week in October, taking part in a parade of ships and hosting public tours of the Sherman.
The 44-year-old Coast Guard vessel — named for John Sherman, secretary of the treasury from 1877-81 under President Rutherford B. Hayes and secretary of state during the McKinley administration — is being replaced, along with other Secretary-class cutters, by better equipped and more durable Legend-class ships.