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Coast Guard Assets

Explore the aircraft, cutters and boats used by the Coast Guard to conduct various missions throughout the world.

Asset | April 24, 2019

282-foot Alex Haley


Length: 282 feet
Beam: 50 feet
Range: 10,000 nautical miles at 13 knots
Armament: Two Mk. 38 25 mm cannons; two .50-caliber machine guns
The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley is the largest and newest medium endurance cutter in the Coast Guard's fleet.

The capabilities of the Alex Haley are unique and ideal for safely accomplishing many different missions in service to the Coast Guard and the Nation. The cutter's primary missions are: homeland security, search and rescue, and international and domestic fisheries enforcement. While originally designed by the Navy for rescue and salvage, changes made to the Cutter by the Coast Guard have made the Alex Haley ideally suited for her primary operating location: the Bering Sea and other Alaskan waters. The original design produced a very stable ship that rides well in heavy seas.