Deck Watch visits the cutter Anacapa

Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa responds to derelict Japanese vessel

GULF OF ALASKA – The Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa crew douses the adrift Japanese vessel with water after a gunnery exercise 180 miles west of the Southeast Alaskan coast April 5, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio show about Coast Guard news across Alaska. The feature this week by Petty Officer Charly Hengen is an interview with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa and their mission to sink the adrift Japanese vessel.  Click here to listen.

The Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa is one of six 110-foot Island Class patrol boats in Alaska. They conduct search and rescue, law enforcement and security missions.

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