Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf arrives to Oahu

Cutter Bertholf. Photo courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard.
Cutter Bertholf. Photo courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf pulled into the Coast Guard Base Sand Island on Tuesday.

It's the first of eight National Security Cutters planned for the Coast Guard.

According to the Coast Guard, Bertholf is equipped with new technologies including a two stern-launching small boats, a Mark 110 57-millimeter gun, a 20-millimeter Close In weapon system and a Mark 46 electro-optical/infrared sensor.

It also has two hangars that can accommodate the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter.

Crewmembers aboard the vessel recently completed a patrol along Alaska's coast.

While on Oahu, the crew will offer tours to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact the 14th Coast Guard District public affairs team at (808) 535-3230.

Click HERE to view video of the Cutter Bertholf.

Click HERE to see a virtual tour of the Cutter Bertholf.

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