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Coast Guard Station Ketchikan gets new boats


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Two recently-acquired 45-foot boats will serve as the new “primary assets’’ for the U.S. Coast Guard's Station Ketchikan.

The boats will be used for missions ranging from law and fisheries enforcement to recreational boat safety and search and rescue, according to Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Kevinn M. Smith, the officer in charge of the small boat station.

The new “Response Boat Mediums’’ which cost about $2 million each and were built by Seattle's Kvichak Marine Industries are replacing two 47-foot motor lifeboats, which had been in service at the s...

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