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by DAVID AXE
The Coast Guard’s new flagship cutter Bertholf was months later, millions of dollars over-budget, and vexed by allegations of fraud and incompetence during construction. But now, a year after commissioning, she’s fully in service — and on July 8, scored her first drug bust, on the eastern Pacific, as depicted in the official video. Kudos, Coasties!
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