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New Coast Guard cutter arrives in Alameda

Sunday, February 28, 2010
New Coast Guard cutter vessel arrives in Alameda

The newest addition to the Coast Guard's fleet arrived at its new home in Alameda Sunday.

Officials say the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche is one of the most technologically advanced vessels of its kind. The 418-foot ship has cutting-edge sensors, the ability to move at high speeds, a range of 12,000 miles and a crew of 110.

It is the second of eight similar cutters the Coast Guard is planning to build.

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