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Previous Ships Called Steadfast

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Passenger transport about 300 Government emigrants.
*18th ship from England to South Austrailia with government passengers for 1852
*534 tons
*Captain T. Spencer
*from London 19th July 1852/ Plymouth 26th July 1852, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 15th November 1852
STEADFAST was also under the OPCON and ADCON of COMPACAREA. As a Coast Guard resource, they were deployed anywhere along the western seaboard of North and Central America. Their primary operational areas were divided into three regions - D11, D13 and JIAFTW. During D13 patrols, they operated off the Oregon and Washington coast out to usually no more than 200 nautical miles. Their main emphasis while on D13 patrols was enforcing living marine resource laws and regulations (fisheries). D11 patrols focused on detecting and interdicting drug and migrant smuggling activity along the Southern California coast and the Northern to Central West Coast of Mexico. JIATFW patrols were strictly counter-drug operations along the West Coast of Central and Southern Mexico and Central America. Another region they were called upon to assist was D17 for Alaska fisheries enforcement.
==MT Steadfast==
On December 19, 2005 pirates attacked the Steadfast (a tanker out of the Dominican Republic) loaded with a cargo of 16,585 mts of vegetable oil at the Indonesian port of Palembang bound for China. The vessel was headed towards Vietnam or Kampuchea after the attack. The vessel turned back towards Indonesia and the pirates finally left the vessel on 24 December 2005 in Indonesian waters. The 25 crew, cargo and vessel were released safe.
[[Category:USS Steadfast-A]]

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