Now headed north, the CGC Bristow had just made the 180* turn to leave the patrol area. The ship was scheduled to make a portcall for fuel and supplies in Quetzal, on the Pacific coast of Guatemala. But otherwise, had orders to proceed to San Diego.
Relieved to know that they were officially outchop from a busy patrol, Lieutenant Slater looked the other way as the ships engineers added extra liberty turns to the ships propulsion.
Captain Alvarez and the crew of the Bristow were on their way home.
It was smooth sailing, but a storm was over the horizon.