A U.S. Coast Guard cutter from Miami is moving to Southeast Alaska, and it’s getting a welcoming party Friday.
Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Juneau will welcome the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur during a ceremony at the Buoy Deck in Juneau at 1 p.m. Friday.
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 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 place to perform the essential missions of a region,” Lt. Ryan Erickson said in the release.
Erickson said 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.