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Coast Guard Cutter to dock in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A New Jersey-based Coast Guard cutter will dock in Wilmington during the 62nd North Carolina Azalea Festival.

The Cutter Dependable is scheduled to arrive Friday. The Dependable is a 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter with 75 crewmembers.

Commanded by Cmdr. Laura M. Dickey, a native of Wilmington, it will dock on Water Street in downtown Wilmington near its sister ship, the Wilmington-based Cutter Diligence.

More than 400,000 people are expected to attend the Azalea Festival, which includes a parade, street fair, concerts and home and garden tours.

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