Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Duluth is positioned at the western end of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world and farthest inland port being 2,342 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The city of Duluth, nearby Superior, WI, and surrounding towns offer an outstanding quality of life and recreational outdoor activities enjoyed by over 150,000 residents.
In summer 2014, the MSU relocated to a historic federal building in downtown Duluth with spaces completely redesigned, remodeled, and newly equipped to meet modern office standards.
When members need additional exposure and experience in order to round out their qualifications, the Command looks to cross-training partnerships with other MSUs/Sectors between the Ninth and Seventh Districts. Additionally, members take advantage of rotating amongst the Divisions to become more well-rounded. Exposure to marine inspections is available year-round with the MSU overseeing a sizable OCMI fleet of responsibility ranging from Small Passenger Vessels to deep draft ships, i.e. lakers, in excess of 1,000 feet. Inspections range from annual COIs to regular attendance at an expansive shipyard with winter layup periods drawing upwards of 12 ships for credit dry-dock or hull/machinery exams that vary in scope.
This handsome challenge coin is bronze and given an antique finish, and is imbued with durable and attractive enamel.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTMint item, packaging may vary.
This is an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.