>Cutter Hamilton boards cargo vessel off coast of Unalaska Island


DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton and crew assisted Coast Guard Sector Anchorage by boarding the 495-foot cargo vessel Dunedin Star off the coast of Unalaska Island Jan. 12, 2011. 

The Dunedin Star was enroute to Dutch Harbor from South Korea and the Middle East.  Coast Guard Sector Anchorage directed the Hamilton’s crew to board the vessel under a Captain of the Port authority ensuring the Dunedin Star was safe to enter U.S. ports.  The cargo vessel was inspected at sea by Hamilton’s twelve person boarding team and preceded, without incident, into Dutch Harbor.
The Cutter Hamilton is the first Secretary Class High Endurance Cutter and is homeported at Naval Station San Diego, Calif.  Commissioned in 1967, Hamilton’s current crew joins a proud history of distinguished service to the United States.  If anyone in the media has questions or would like to seek more information please contact Lt. Ryan Newmeyer at ryan.t.newmeyer@uscg.mil.