Posted by: arbeam | November 27, 2013

USCGC ALERT WMEC 630 Visit to NBK Bremerton 30 Nov -5 Dec

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alert_sealThe USCGC ALERT, home-ported in Astoria OR, will conduct a Port Visit at Pier D NBK Bremerton; arriving on 30 November and departing on 5 December.  ALERT has a compliment of 12 Officers and 63 crew. The Bremerton Navy League is sponsoring a welcome party at NBK Bremerton Sam Adams on Monday December 2 at  5:00 PM. Come out, meet the crew and welcome them to Bremerton. Please contact Bob Lamb, Phone: 360-769-9108, Email: rhlamb@wavecable.com to let us know you can attend.

The  ALERT is the last 210-foot medium endurance cutter to have been constructed. The keel was laid on January 5, 1968 at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, and she was commissioned on Coast Guard Day, August 4, 1969. ALERT derives her name from the early 19th century sailing ship ALERT, which served in the Revenue Cutter Service under George Washington. ALERT has a long and distinguished record of Coast Guard service.

ALERT has a designed endurance of approximately 60 days and a cruising range of 5,000 miles at a speed of 15 knots. Direct pilothouse control of her two 2,500 horsepower engines, together with variable pitch twin screws, allows for great control and maneuverability. ALERT carries two small boats that are used for boardings and search and rescue while on the high seas as well as inport. She can also accommodate a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin, which offers increased effectiveness as a search and rescue and law enforcement asset.

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