Stationed in the United States territory of Guam, Coast Guard Cutter ASSATEAGUE is the 37th of 49 110' coastal patrol boats built by Bollinger Shipyard in Lockport, Louisiana. She is named after Assateague Island, a barrier island spanning the coasts of Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina and home to wild horses and countless other wildlife in the Assateague National Wildlife Refuge and Seashore. These “Island Class” patrol boats measure 110 feet in length and are assigned Search and Rescue, Maritime Law Enforcement, Ports Waterways and Coastal Security, and National Defense missions and have an operating range exceeding 2,000 nautical miles. They were built to replace the Coast Guard's 95 foot Cape class patrol boat fleet in the late 1980s. Coast Guard Cutter ASSATEAGUE was launched November 10, 1989 and commissioned June 15, 1990. The cutter has three commissioned officers; one LT (CO), one LTJG (XO), and one ENS (WEPS). The 17 person crew is comprised of the following ratings: Boatswain's Mate (BM), Electrician's Mate (EM), Machinery Technician (MK), Gunner's Mate (GM), and Food Services Specialist (FS). Operating in the Coast Guard 14th District, the cutter reports to Sector Guam.