A New Coast Guard Era Begins.........................and we like it!
Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber settles into the water with the rigging attached. For the first part of the launch the cutter was kept rigged while the an inspection took place. If everything is satisfactory, the rigging is detached. U.S. Coast Guard photo
The initial entry of the new cutter into water marks the beginning of its journey towards operating in support of vital missions throughout the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, including port, waterways and coastal security, fishery patrols, search and rescue and national defense.
It took a total of three days to get the 154-foot Bernard C. Webber from the fabrication shop to the water. You can see the process play out in the photos below.
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