>COAST GUARD CUTTER ANACAPA DEPARTS THE CG YARDS AND BEGINS THEIR VOYAGE HOME

>Having received a visit from the CG Sector Juneau Commander, CAPT Melissa Bert, last Friday, the Cutter ANACAPA proceeded with their Ready for Operations (RFO) inspection on Wednesday and Thursday. The inspection covered all aspects of shipboard operations and ensured that no detail had been overlooked in the cutter’s preparations for a long voyage back to Alaska.

In thisphoto cutter personnel conduct a Machinery Space Fire Drill as part of the RFO inspection.
Before departing the crew took two days to rest from the busy 3 weeks of 18 hour workdays to recharge and refocus. During this time they also waited out the largest snowstorm the Virginia/Maryland area has seen in over a decade. With almost every business nearby shutdown, the crew spent most of the day Saturday shoveling about a foot and a half of snow and clearing the decks and mooring lines of snow and ice to ensure the cutter would maintain its scheduled departure time today.
The command and crew of ANACAPA is extremely proud of the ship they have been working on for such long hours for the past three weeks and could not be more excited to depart on what will be a very memorable voyage back to Alaska.
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