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Coast Guard welcomes new cutter to Southeast Alaska

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US Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island (WPB-1348) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Date: Oct. 03, 2012
Coast Guard Sector Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel will welcome the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur during a ceremony at the Buoy Deck in Juneau Friday at 1 p.m.

The 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat, which can accommodate a crew of 18 personnel, was moved from Miami, Fla., to Alaska to help support the regional response capabilities of the service in Southeast Alaska.

As an organization the Coast Guard is always using risk management tools to ensure our people and assets are ready and capable to share the global responsibility of meeting today’s operational needs and mission requirements.  The moving of an operational asset from one port to another is a natural progression of the Coast Guard’s flexibility in having the right assets in the right place to perform the essential missions of a region.

“We welcome the crew of the Chandeleur to Alaska,” said Capt. Scott Bornemann, commander, Coast Guard Sector Juneau. “This platform will help preserve our ability to safeguard mariners in Southeast Alaska.”

The Chandeleur, commissioned in 1988, is the newest cutter assigned to the Coast Guard 17th District and recently underwent a significant modernization and maintenance period at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Md. The maintenance period included the replacement of hull plating, tanks, piping, and electrical wiring; renewal of decks; rehabilitation of berthing spaces, and installation of new prototype equipment such as switchboards and generator sets.

The updated equipment will improve the Chandeleur’s reliability and enhance its mission effectiveness.

For more information about the 110-foot patrol boats please visit the following link http://www.uscg.mil/datasheet/110wpb.asp

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