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Two US Senators and 2 Admirals visit Petersburg


August 16, 2018

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USCG Commandant Karl Schultz, US Senator Lisa Murkowski, Mayor Mark Jensen and Rear Admiral Bell met on the airport tarmac on Friday, Aug. 12 to discuss the Coast Guard's work in Alaska and specifically the needs of the Petersburg fishing community. Police Chief James Kerr was present to provide security for the entourage.

On Friday, August 10 two U.S. Senators and two U.S. Coast Guard Admirals visited Petersburg to tour the local ships and to talk about the importance of the U.S. Coast Guard missions in Alaska.

Mayor Mark Jensen talked with the delegation that included Senators Inslee (Wyoming) and Murkowski (Alaska), Rear Admiral Bell (17th U.S. Coast Guard District) and U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Kevin Schultz.

The group gathered on the airport tarmac before Jensen accompanied them on a tour of both the Elderberry and Anacapa before they departed for Kodiak.

Jensen explained that Sen. Murkowski wa...

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