Coast Guard Cutter Rush to visit Juneau, open for public tours

HONOLULU -- The Coast Guard Cutter Rush, homeported in Honolulu, joins the French Frigate Prairial, of the French Marine Nationale, homeported in Tahiti, for a multilateral law enforcement effort in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 25, 2010. The Rush and the Prairian conducted law enforcement, search and rescue, maritime safety, and environmental protection missions while patrolling the Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo

USCG Cutter Rush File Photo

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Rush will be open to the public at the Coast Guard Station Juneau pier Wednesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Rush is a 378-foot High Endurance Class Cutter homeported in Honolulu and will be visiting Juneau to help celebrate the 17th Coast Guard District Change of Command.

Rush’s area of operation include the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. The cutter is the ninth of the Coast Guard’s Hamilton Class high endurance cutters. Rush’s primary missions include Search and Rescue, fishery enforcement, Maritime Law Enforcement, and National Defense. In each deployment the cutter will cover an average of over 12,000 nautical miles.

Rush’s motto is Kia’i Kai No Ka Oi which means the best in the Coast Guard.

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