KODIAK (AP) -- The Coast Guard's oldest cutter gets a new commander Friday.
Cmdr. Craig Gilbert takes over the helm of the cutter Storis, based in Kodiak.
Gilbert was previously commander of the cutter Firebush, also based in Kodiak, before transferring to Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C.
He replaces Cmdr. Mark Miller, who is transferring to Cleveland.
The 230-foot Storis has been on duty since 1942, with all but six of those years in Alaska waters. It patrols the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska and the North Pacific. The Storis monitors fishing activity and works on search and rescue operations.
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