Coast Guard Cutter Diligence departing Wilmington for last time Monday
By WECT Staff | May 20, 2020 at 9:15 AM EDT – Updated May 25 at 1:29 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence said goodbye to Wilmington – its home since 1994 – Monday afternoon.
The Diligence departed from Wilmington just after noon on Monday to conduct “a patrol in support of the Seventh Coast Guard District,” before returning to its new homeport of Pensacola, Florida.
“The past and present crew of Diligence have truly appreciated the support of the Wilmington community over the years,” said Cdr. Luke Slivinski, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. “Our close and welcoming relationship has been special and we’ll miss calling the Coast Guard City of Wilmington our home, but we’re eager to embark on the adventure of establishing a new home port following this patrol.”
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