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USCGC Mellon Prepared for Decomissioning in August

US Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz confirmed that the USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) completed it's final mission earlier this month and had returned home in preparation for decommissioning next month in August. The Mellon is one of two remaining Hamilton-class cutters in the US Coast Guard.

It should be remembered that the Vietnam Coast Guard requested 3 Hamilton-class ships from the US after the arms embargo was dropped in 2016. So far the USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722) was transferred to the VCG in 2017 as 𝐂𝐒𝐁-πŸ–πŸŽπŸπŸŽ while the USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726) has already been decommissioned and is waiting to be recommissioned under the Vietnam Coast Guard. Therefore only one more Hamilton is needed for the Vietnam Coast Guard to fulfill their 3-ship request.

And the decommissioning of the Mellon or the USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) after it provide the last opportunities to do so.

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