Coast Guard to hold decommissioning ceremony for cutters Cushing and Nantucket

Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket WPB-1316

Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket file photo

WILMINGTON, N.C. —The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a joint decommissioning ceremony Wednesday for cutters Cushing and Nantucket in Atlantic Beach.

The ceremony is scheduled to be held at Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon, located at 2301 E Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, at 1 p.m.

Cutters Cushing and Nantucket are 110-foot Island Class Cutters homeported in Atlantic Beach. Their crews conduct missions including maritime homeland security, migrant interdiction, fisheries enforcement and search and rescue.

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