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ALEX HALEY ON PATROL (FOR RELEASE) | by U.S. Coast Guard
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ALEX HALEY ON PATROL (FOR RELEASE)

COOK INLET, NIKISTI (May 2, 2003)--The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley is seen underway in brash ice Friday morning in Cook Inlet near Nikiski while conducting a Maritime Homeland Security Patrol. The Haley was directed to go to sea last week only six days after returning from a month-long Enforcement of Laws and Treaties Patrol in the Bering Sea. The Haley will be on patrol for an undisclosed length of time and will provide maritime security for Cook Inlet oil platforms, the Nikiski liquified natural gas terminal in addition to the pipeline terminal in Valdez and patrolling Prince William Sound. The Haley was directed to sea in response to the US invasion of Iraq and the elevation of the national terror alert system to Orange. The 283 foot-long, 3000 ton Haley and it''s 100 crewmembers are homeported in Kodiak. The Haley is a one of a kind vessel -- it was a Navy open ocean salvage vessel before being modified and is named after the Coast Guards first journalist and "Roots" author Alex P. Haley. Photo by Mark Farmer

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Taken on May 2, 2003