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Does the Coast Guard offer tours of the cutter Diligence while it’s in port?

Cassie Foss
StarNews

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence docks on Water Street when it’s in port. StarNews photo by Paul Stephen.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence will be open for public tours for the remainder of this week and through Mother’s Day weekend before launching its next patrol, according to Lt. Junior Grade Ted Bourny.

The ship’s crew has not yet received word on its final day in port, but expects to launch early next week (the week of May 13), Bourny said. The Port City-based cutter was closed to the public for much of the spring because of maintenance. Tours typically are conducted between 1 and 5 p.m. daily.

The Diligence is a 210-foot medium-endurance cutter with a crew of approximately 75. It provides offshore search and rescue response and enforces commercial fishing vessel safety regulations, among other duties.

For more information on the ship and its operations, visit: www.facebook.com/pages/USCGC-DILIGENCE-WMEC-616/54395927989

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