Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf Crew transfers to Gulf Coast

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, the service’s first new high endurance cutter in more than 35 years, are scheduled to arrive at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Flying aboard an HC-130J aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif., this is the second of four phases of crew transfers from their pre-commisioning facility here to the Gulf Coast, where they are preparing to take control of the first-of-class National Security Cutter at Northrop Grumman’s shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.

Following sea trials and an east coast patrol, Bertholf will sail west and be homeported here.

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