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A U.S. Coast Guard cutter from Miami was relocated to Ketchikan, and it received a welcoming party in Juneau on Friday. Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Juneau welcomed the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur at the Buoy Deck in Station Juneau. The Chandeleur is a 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat that can accommodate a crew of 18. It’s been moved to Alaska to help support the regional response capabilities in the southeast, according to a news release. The cutter will be based out of Ketchikan. The Chandeleur was commissioned in 1988 and is the newest cutter to be assigned to Coast Guard District 17, which covers all of Alaska. The Chandeleur recently underwent a significant modernization and maintenance period at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore.
Photos by Emily Miller / Juneau Empire