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17th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: May 18, 2011

Coast Guard 17th District External Affairs Office

Contact: Coast Guard 17th District External Affairs Office

Office: (907) 463-2065

Multimedia Release: Coast Guard Cutter Rush arrives in Juneau

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JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guardsmen aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Rush navigate the cutter in Juneau Harbor as they prepare to moor the ship to the Station Juneau pier Wednesday, May 18, 2011.  The Rush is a 378-foot High Endurance Class Cutter homeported in Honolulu and will be visiting Juneau to help celebrate the 17th Coast Guard District Change of Command.  U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guardsmen aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Rush navigate the cutter in Juneau Harbor as they prepare to moor the ship to the Station Juneau pier Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

The Rush is a 378-foot High Endurance Class Cutter homeported in Honolulu and will be visiting Juneau to help celebrate the 17th Coast Guard District Change of Command.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.

JUNEAU, Alaska - Coast Guardsmen aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Rush navigate the cutter in Juneau Harbor as they prepare to moor the ship to the Station Juneau pier Wednesday, May 18, 2011. The Rush is a 378-foot High Endurance Class Cutter homeported in Honolulu and will be visiting Juneau to help celebrate the 17th Coast Guard District Change of Command. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.

JUNEAU, Alaska - Coast Guardsmen aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Rush navigate the cutter in Juneau Harbor as they prepare to moor the ship to the Station Juneau pier Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

Rush's area of operation include the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.

JUNEAU, Alaska - Coast Guardsmen aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Rush, a 378-foot High Endurance Class Cutter homeported in Honolulu, navigate the cutter in Juneau Harbor as they prepare to moor the ship to the Station Juneau pier Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Rush’s area of operation include the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. The cutter is the ninth of the Coast Guard’s Hamilton Class high endurance cutters. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.

JUNEAU, Alaska - Coast Guardsmen aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Rush, a 378-foot High Endurance Class Cutter homeported in Honolulu, navigate the cutter in Juneau Harbor as they prepare to moor the ship to the Station Juneau pier Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

The cutter is the ninth of the Coast Guard's Hamilton Class high endurance cutters.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.

JUNEAU, Alaska - Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Mccaffrey prepares to catch a heaving line which connects to a mooring line from a crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Rush to that will ensure the cutter remains moored to the Station Juneau pier Wednesday, May 18, 2011.  In each deployment crewmembers aboard the cutter will cover an average of over 12,000 nautical miles.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.

JUNEAU, Alaska - Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Mccaffrey prepares to catch a heaving line which connects to a mooring line from a crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Rush to that will ensure the cutter remains moored to the Station Juneau pier Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

In each deployment crewmembers aboard the cutter will cover an average of over 12,000 nautical miles.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.

For more information contact Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn at 907-321-4513.

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