Diligence Crew Heads to South America

WILMINGTON -- The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence pulled out of port Tuesday morning.

Family members waved good-bye as the boat chugged down the Cape Fear River.

The Diligence is headed to the coast of South America. In the past the crew has been busy seizing illegal drugs and performing search and rescues.

The crew is scheduled to return to Wilmington in February.