Mission to save Coast Guard cutter Adak with 9/11 history

Coast Guard Cutter Adak is due to be sold to Indonesia within two weeks.

James Judge, who once served aboard the Adak, is trying to prevent this and keep Adak in the United States. He has a nonprofit that plans to convert the ship into a museum.

“On 9/11, the Adak was responsible for overseeing the largest water rescue in world history, when more than half a million people were evacuated by boat,” he told Jennifer Holton of Fox 13 News. “The Coast Guard has many 110s that they are getting ready to decommission. Any one of them can be swapped out for the Adak.”

Adak also brought thousands to the U.S. from Cuba in 1994.

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