New Southeast Coast Guard cutter to visit Juneau Friday

USCG cutter Chandeleur

USCG cutter Chandeleur. USCG official photo.

Southeast Alaska’s newest Coast Guard cutter arrives in Juneau tomorrow (Friday).

The 110-foot Chandeleur is being transferred from Miami to Ketchikan to assist with regional responses throughout the panhandle.

The Island Class patrol boat has a crew of 18 and was commissioned in 1988. It recently underwent modernization and maintenance in Baltimore.

A welcoming ceremony for the Chandeleur is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday at Coast Guard Station Juneau downtown.

The vessel replaces the Acushnet, which was decommissioned in 2011.