The Port is pleased to announce that the US Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye is coming to PortFest Saturday, October 3. The public will be able to view the vessel.
The Coast Guard Cutter SOCKEYE was built in September 2001 in Lockport, LA to replace the aging 82′ Pt. Chico. The newly designed 87′ Coastal Patrol Boat has several enhancements over the aging 82s, including improved mission sea keeping abilities, significantly upgraded habitability, and compliance with all current and projected environmental protection laws.
It also employs an innovative stern launch and recovery system using an aluminum hulled inboard diesel powered waterjet boat. The vastly larger pilot house is equipped with an integrated bridge system including an electronic chart display system (ECDIS) which interfaces with the CG’s new surface search radar.
Sockeye’s area of responsibility stretches from Mendocino County to the north and Point Sur to the south, out to 200 nautical miles offshore. This expansive area includes the busy San Francisco Bay, patrolled by an enlisted crew of 12, and consisting of boatswain’s mates, machinery technicians, a food service specialist and a mix of seamen and firemen.
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