87 Footer Patrols SE Alaska

There is an interesting news release by the 13th District reporting, in part:

“The crew of the Cutter Terrapin completed a 37-day patrol to Southeast Alaska during which they protected living marine resources, safeguarded lives at sea and enhanced maritime security across the region.

“The crew of the Terrapin supplemented Coast Guard Sector Juneau’s response cutter requirements during the transition period between the homeport shifts of the 110-foot Patrol Boats Naushon and Chandeleur and the 2017 arrival of new Fast Response Cutters, the John McCormick and the Bailey Barco.”

Nice to see that they will be getting Webber class WPCs relatively soon. We knew they were coming. Should be an notable improvement over the 110s that were always a bit too thin skinned to operate freely up there.

3 thoughts on “87 Footer Patrols SE Alaska

    • Yes, would have been if she had been underway the whole 37 days. Sorry I left off the link, but it has been added now. She gave the 17th District 450 patrol hours, so she did spend more than half her time there underway.

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