Petersburg Pilot -

USCG 87-foot patrol vessel to be stationed here

 

April 26, 2018

Photo courtesy of USCG

A new USCG 87-foot coastal patrol vessel like the Cochito, is set to be berthed in Petersburg when the 110-foot Anacapa is taken out of service in 2021.

Petersburg is set to receive an 87-foot Marine Protector Class coastal patrol vessel that will serve the Inside Passage with search and rescue patrols, fisheries enforcement, drug smuggling interception and other missions. The vessel will be home ported in Petersburg after the 110-ft. Anacapa is removed from service in 2021.

Mayor Mark Jensen told the Pilot Wednesday, "It's a done deal." This was discussed in D.C. this winter when he made a personal visit with the Alaska Congressional delegation, according to Jensen.

"This took the effort of both Senators Murkowski and Sullivan," Jensen add...



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