The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Pike has arrived in Petersburg and has replaced an older and larger ship on fisheries and search and rescue patrols around Southeast.
The 87-foot Pike was built in 2005 and stationed until this year in San Francisco. It replaces the 110-foot Anacapa which left Petersburg last month after 32 years. The Pike has a crew of 12 and they welcomed the community onboard for tours under sunny skies on Friday.
KFSK’s Joe Viechnicki spoke with the commanding officer and some of the crew: