JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy is hosting a free open house for the public Friday, October 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Franklin Pier.
The tour of the Healy is free to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult and no pets are allowed aboard the cutter.
Coast Guard crewmembers will be available to answer questions about the cutter and their unique Coast Guard missions in Alaska and the Arctic.
The Healy is the nation’s newest and largest U.S. high latitude icebreaker. The cutter is 420 feet long and has extensive scientific capabilities. Based out of Seattle, the cutter has a permanent crew of 87; its primary mission is scientific support. In addition the Healy crew is capable of other operations such as search and rescue, ship escort, environmental protection, and the enforcement of laws and treaties in the Polar Regions.