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First ever 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat deployment to Alaska concludes

first_img View post tag: USCG Cutter Terrapin First ever 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat deployment to Alaska concludes U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin crew returned home to Bellingham, Friday, July 22nd, after completing a first ever deployment of an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat to Alaska.The crew of the Cutter Terrapin completed a 37-day patrol to Southeast Alaska during which they protected living marine resources, safeguarded lives at sea and enhanced maritime security across the region.The crew of the Terrapin supplemented Coast Guard Sector Juneau’s response cutter requirements during the transition period between the homeport shifts of the 110-foot Patrol Boats Naushon and Chandeleur and the 2017 arrival of new Fast Response Cutters, the John McCormick and the Bailey Barco.“District 13 is proud of the outstanding work by Cutter Terrapin’s command and crew during their extended patrol in support of District 17,” said Lt. Elizabeth Kates, 13th District’s patrol boat manager. “Their exceptional professionalism enhanced the safety and security of remote communities and distant fishing grounds as the Terrapin pioneered 87-foot Coast Patrol Boat operations in Southeast Alaska.”During the patrol, the crew assisted in two search-and-rescue cases and completed 46 at-sea boardings including recreational and commercial fishing vessels.The crew patrolled more than 2,000 miles of Alaska waterways, providing Sector Juneau with more than 450 patrol hours while ensuring a positive Coast Guard presence to remote communities and fishing grounds stretching from the Canadian border in the south to the base of Glacier Bay in the north.The Terrapin crew primarily patrols the waters of Washington’s coastline, responding to search-and-rescue missions, maritime security, enforcing state and federal fisheries regulations and conducting safety and security exams.In addition to the Terrapin, there are eight other 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boats stationed throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the Osprey in Port Townsend, the Sea Lion in Bellingham, the Blue Shark in Everett, the Sea Devil and Sea Fox in Bangor, and the Adelie, the Swordfish and the Wahoo in Port Angeles. Share this article Training & Educationcenter_img View post tag: US Coast Guard Back to overview,Home naval-today First ever 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat deployment to Alaska concludes July 27, 2016last_img read more

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West End developer is defying the odds and getting out of the ground

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoMegan Flashman is looking forward to the ultimate lifestyle upgrade with her family when they move into their new apartment at Virtuoso in West End.Originally from Auckland, New Zealand and currently living in a 1930s Queenslander on a large block in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs, the family focused on lifestyle and location when choosing a new home.“We drove through every suburb on our list but nothing was quite right for me, there has to be that gut instinct,” Ms Flashman said.“Then we drove into West End and instantly you could see the community here. You’ve got markets and the Greek community, that international flavour.“It’s by the river and so close to the city, everything is here. It’s a celebration of life, living in West End.” Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and developer Mark Stockwell do an official sod turning at Virtuoso residences in West End, marking the beginning of construction.CONSTRUCTION is underway on a West End project that is proving to be a lifestyle upgrade for families and a key driver in Brisbane’s future success.Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Stockwell managing director Mark Stockwell attended the official sod-turning on May 10 of Virtuoso, with Mr Quirk leading the event with a speech on the growth of Brisbane and West End making a key contribution to its success.Mr Stockwell said the starting of construction was a significant occasion for the company as they worked against the trend in Brisbane’s current property market.“The riverfront development is a result of 20 years of building and development experience in West End. We have spent this time listening to the local market to learn and understand their needs,” he said.“We could have built 250 apartments on site, however, we have listened to the local market and developed 77 owner occupier residences with a focus on size and premium finishes.”The Flashman family, Megan and Brian and their son Jonte, are one of those owner occupiers who have chosen Virtuoso to downsize their home but upsize their lifestyle. Virtuoso at West End.After toying with the idea of an apartment lifestyle Ms Flashman said they were instantly impressed by Virtuoso with its high ceilings, full height doors and attention to detail.“I’ve made sure I’ve selected a home that is different to the rest and will stand out, and Stockwell is different to the rest,” she said.Convenience to some of Queensland’s best high school and universities was also top of the priority list for the Flashman’s and they said it easily met that criteria.Virtuoso is 70 per cent sold with all five bedroom and ground floor residences sold out. There are three and four bedroom residences remaining with prices from $1.31 million to $1.995 million.Virtuoso is on the former site of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. It will have six lifts servicing the building, meaning residents will only have to share an entry lobby with a maximum of one neighbour.last_img read more

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