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Coast Guard's ANACAPA to remain in Petersburg


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USCG entering the Wrangell Narrows from the north.

Petersburg Mayor Mark Jensen wrote a letter to Senator Mark Begich on behalf of the borough reinforcing the need for the U.S. Coast Guard’s ANACAPA’s continued operation.

This after the USCGC announced its plan for phasing out of 110-foot vessels like the ANACAPA in favor of new 154-foot fast response cutters, or FRC. Plans call for the purchase of 58 FRCs during the next several years.

Jensen’s letter asked questions regarding how much longer the ANACAPA would remain in Petersburg and whether or not a similar vessel would replace it. He then outlined several reasons why the ANACAPA...

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