The 418-foot Coast Guard Cutter Waesche is departs Coast Guard Base Kodiak on a foggy afternoon in Kodiak, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2013. The Alameda, Calif., based cutter is the second of eight planned National Security Cutters and the crew is on their first patrol in Alaska, part of Operation Arctic Shield 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Mooers.

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche commences first Alaska patrol

The California-based crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche began their first Alaska patrol in late August. “Our four-month patrol here in Alaska will do a variety of things, everything from up in the Arctic as well as living marine […]