Alaskan Asset Replacement Plan and Coverage (Fiscal Year 2017 Report to Congress) [open pdf - 203KB]
"This report responds to language in Senate Report 114-264 accompanying the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act (P.L. 115-31). Senate Report 114-264 states: The Committee is concerned with the Coast Guard's current asset replacement plans for Alaska. Recent drydocks have resulted in two Island Class patrol boats being placed in inactive status with the expectation they will not return to service, since Coast Guard plans to decommission them in fiscal year 2017. In the meantime, Coast Guard is scrambling to move west coast assets to support coverage in Alaska this summer. In addition, the Committee is concerned that the Coast Guard's plan for NSC [National Security Cutters], OPC [Offshore Patrol Cutters], and FRC [Fast Response Cutters] homeporting does not take into account the strategic location of Alaska as related to the Arctic and Asia. The Coast Guard shall reevaluate its home porting plan for these cutters in Alaska, including consideration of the condition of current assets being replaced, and report to the Committee within 90 days of the date of enactment of this act. This report shall take into account Alaska's strategic position, increased activity in the Arctic, including increased tourism, the presence of foreign assets, and commerce, as well as long term resource development."
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