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USS Zephyr returns to Mayport after counter-narcotics deployment

This was the first time all three of Naval Station Mayport's coastal patrol ships were deployed at the same time.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On Monday, Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) returned to Naval Station Mayport from a deployment that included counter illicit drug trafficking operations.

During deployment, Zephyr, along with the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment, performed counter-drug operations in Caribbean waters.

This was the first time all three of Naval Station Mayport's coastal patrol ships were deployed at the same time. Zephyr is the last to return from the final patrol, as all three ships are set to decommission in January of 2021, after 20 years of service.

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