By BRUCE SMITH
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.