After rigorous testing in the Gulf of Mexico, the second National Security Cutter (NSC), Waesche, successfully completed Builder’s Trials Monday. The Trials provided a chance to get some of the best feedback… directly from those Guardians who have to operate and maintain the cutter. The cutter underwent extensive testing of propulsion, electrical, damage control, and combat systems.
The 418-foot cutter, Waesche, is the second NSC being built. Her keel was laid on September 11, 2006, she was christened on July 26, 2008 and she is expected to undergo acceptance trials in September..
For more information about the Builder’s Trials and the Waesche, head over to the Commandant’s blog, iCommandant, to hear from Captain Jim Knight, the Commanding Officer for the Project Resident Office Gulf Coast in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
For pictures of the Waesche, go to CGVI and search “Waesche.”