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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sea Dog during sea trials. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sea Dog during sea trials. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter ‘Sea Dog’ Damaged in Transit

Mike Schuler
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March 27, 2024

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sea Dog (WPB 87373) was damaged during a transit of the St. Marys River near Jacksonville, Florida on Monday.

The Coast Guard said the crew was able to safely moor the vessel in Fernandina Beach, Florida, with the assistance of additional Coast Guard assets and a commercial towing vessel.

Thankfully, no personnel were injured during the incident and there were no damages to other vessels in the vicinity. The incident also did not result in any reported environmental impacts and the waterway remained open.

The exact cause of the incident is currently under investigation.

The Sea Dog is an 87-foot marine protector-class cutter that is assigned to the Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay in the Coast Guard’s Seventh District. It was the 73rd Marine Protector Class patrol boat constructed by Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, Louisiana.

The extent of the damage is unknown.

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