Marine Safety Unit Duluth celebrate new home

Petty Officer 3rd Class Patricia Wright and Cmdr. Alan H. Moore, Jr., prepare to cut the ribbon while members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth pose for a photo on the steps of their new building, July 1, 2014. The unit celebrated moving into the building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Paul Rementer

Petty Officer 3rd Class Patricia Wright and Cmdr. Alan H. Moore, Jr., prepare to cut the ribbon while members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth pose for a photo on the steps of their new building, July 1, 2014.
The unit celebrated moving into the building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Paul Rementer

After four decades of conducting maritime missions out of someone else’s building, the crew of Marine Safety Unit Duluth, Minnesota moved into their new home.

The crew of the MSU celebrated their new home at the Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house, July 1, 2014.

Cmdr. Alan H. Moore, Jr., and Petty Officer 3rd Class Patricia Wright did the honors of cutting the ribbon on the front steps of the building, with more than 50 members of the local government and marine community in attendance for the celebration.

Visitors were greeted by Coast Guard members, treated to tours of the new facility, cake, and conversations about daily missions.

The newly renovated section of the building offers more room for planning, conference rooms, training rooms, and a better layout for conducting daily operations.

Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth pose for a photo on the steps of their new building, July 1, 2014. The unit celebrated moving into the building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Paul Rementer

Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth pose for a photo on the steps of their new building, July 1, 2014.
The unit celebrated moving into the building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Paul Rementer

It has been an especially long and cold winter in Duluth, a city whose port generates more than $545 million to the local economy and accounts for more than 2,900 jobs.

As the last of the ice on Lake Superior is gone and summer operations begin, the new facility allows the Coast Guard a chance to work closely with its federal partners.

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