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Coast Guard cutter heading to Philippines

By BRUCE SMITH
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard cutter that was based in Charleston is heading for the Philippines.

The Dallas is being turned over to the Philippine Navy during a ceremony Tuesday at the old Charleston Navy Base. The cutter was decommissioned at the end of March.

The 378-foot cutter Dallas has patrolled off the Vietnam coast and in the Pacific to the Mediterranean during the 45 years since it was commissioned in 1967.

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