US Navy patrol ship Zephyr stops in Puerto Rico for repairs

USS Zephyr (PC 8) is docked at U.S. Coast Guard station San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Navy’s Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) recently concluded a port visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where it completed a mid-deployment voyage repair (MDVR).

While moored, sailors had the opportunity to visit El Yunque National Park, which is home to the only rainforest in the continental U.S. and its territories.

The crew also welcomed 11 local delayed entry program (DEP) recruits to tour the ship, conducted a beach clean up on base and completed some scheduled maintenance allowing the ship to operate at its full potential.

Zephyr, which is home ported in Mayport, Florida, is currently underway in support of operation Martillo, a joint operation with the U.S. Coast Guard and partner nations, within the 4th Fleet area of responsibility.

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet support U.S. Southern Command’s joint and combined military operations by employing maritime forces in cooperative maritime security operations to maintain access, enhance interoperability and regional security, stability and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.

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