Astoria, OR - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Orcas returned to Coos Bay, Ore., from Baltimore, Md., after one year away from home Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Crewmembers and drydock personnel overhauled the interior spaces and wiring and installed two new generators aboard the 110-foot cutter during its time in Maryland. The cost of the work is estmated at $8.5 million.
The transit from Maryland to Oregon took approximately five weeks with the crew covering 6,100 miles as they traversed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Panama Canal and the Carribean Sea. The crew, consisting of two officers and 14 enlisted personnel eagerly await getting back to the business of Search and Rescue, Fisheries Law Enforcement and Port Waterways Security.