The 13th Coast Guard District commissioned the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Osprey, the first 87-foot cutter for the District, on June 19, 1999, at Union Warf Pier in Port Townsend, Wash. The 87-foot cutter, built by Bollinger Shipyard, in Lockport, La., is the first to arrive in the Northwest, replacing the 82-foot Point Class Patrol Boats. The cutter brings with it money and time-saving technology such as updated bridge radar and controls, and more safety features including the rear deploying small boat.
The ship’s vastly larger pilothouse is equipped with an integrated bridge system including an electronic chart display information system, which interfaces with the Coast Guard’s new surface search radar.
Law enforcement, search and rescue, marine environmental response, recreational boating safety enforcement and military readiness. The Osprey was the lead Coast Guard asset in a recent cocaine seizure from the motor vessel
Western Wind in February 2000. This was the largest seizure of cocaine in the Northwest, 2.5 tons with a street value of more than $200 million.
Minted in nickel and given antique silver finish, this coin is imbued with bold colorful enamel on both sides.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.
This coin features an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.