Coast Guard cutter damaged during transit into St. Marys River

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Sea Dog (WPB 87373) sustained damage during the crew’s inbound transit from sea to the St. Marys River on Monday.

Sea Dog safely moored in Fernandina Beach, Fla., with assistance from additional Coast Guard assets and a commercial towing vessel.

There were no injuries to personnel, no damage to other vessels in the area, no impediments to the navigable waterway, and no reported environmental impacts as a result of the incident.

The incident is under investigation.

Sea Dog is an 87-foot Marine Protector-class cutter assigned to Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay in the Coast Guard’s Seventh District.

– U.S. Coast Guard

USCGC Sea Dog, foreground, and USCGC Sea Dragon support exercise Resolute Guardian 2012. U.S. Coast Guard file photo
By Professional Mariner Staff