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New Coast Guard cutter arrives here Sunday

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur arrived in Juneau Friday, and from there will head to its homeport of Ketchikan. The cutter is expected to arrive at around 10 a.m. Sunday at the Coast Guard base here.

The 110-foot Island-Class Patrol Boat, which holds a crew of 18, came from Miami, Fla., to Alaska to support regional response capabilities in Southeast Alaska.

Capt. Scott Bornemann, commander of the Coast Guard Sector Juneau said the addition of the cutter will help preserve the Coast Guard’s ability to safeguard mariners in the region.

The Chandeleur, commissioned in 1988, is the newest cutter assigned to the Coast Guard 17th District. Before heading to Alaska, it underwent modernization and maintenance at the Coast Guard yard in Baltimore, Maryland. The maintenance work included the replacement of hull plating, tanks, piping, and electrical wiring; renewal of decks; rehabilitation of berth spaces, and installation of new equipment such as switchboards and generator sets.

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

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