Costa Rica Raises New Flag On Old U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Boats

The Costa Rican flag rose Tuesday in Baltimore on a refurbished former U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat, one of two outdated vessels the United States is donating to the country to help fight drug and human trafficking.
Costa Rican officials in Baltimore on Tuesday raised their country’s flag aboard the refurbished U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat newly christened the Libertador Juan Rafael Mora Porras, one of two decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats that were donated to Costa Rica. Photo Colin Campbell / Baltimore Sun
Costa Rican Coast Guard crews are undergoing ten weeks of training at the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, learning to operate the 110-foot cutters formerly known as the Long Island and the Roanoke Island, worth about US$18 million dollars.
The Baltimore

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