USCG Cutter Jupiter Arrives in Oahu

After a twelve-month Major Maintenance Availability mission in Baltimore and a 7,000-mile journey over 30 days, crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Juniper have arrived in Oahu just in time for the holidays.

Crew members of the Juniper, which is expected to replace the CGC Walnut, have been working since September on $21.1 million of work to retrofit and install equipment at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, according to the USCG.

“The entire crew of the Juniper worked tirelessly at the Coast Guard Yard to ensure the cutter was ready for sea within only a few weeks following the conclusion of a year-long Major Maintenance Availability,” said Lt. Stephen Atwell, executive officer of the Juniper. “We were able to sail the Juniper with an on-schedule arrival to the Hawaiian Islands, where we will ready the cutter to support operations within Oceania, ranging from conducting our primary mission of aids to navigation to combating illegal and unreported fishing activities along with search and rescue.”

By Sarah Spangler