The Chung-Hoon’s visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team seized the shipment while conducting a flag verification boarding — the vessel was stateless. After seizing the drugs, the vessel and its crew were allowed to depart.
“What I’m most proud of is the synergy between our information, operations and boarding teams that allowed us to complete the mission,” Cmdr. Brent Jackson, commanding officer of Chung-Hoon, told the Navy. “Teamwork is the key enabler, and this crew was on station, ready to roll at sunrise to complete the task of interdicting contraband.”