The US Coast Guard vessel Alder (WLB 216) arrived this afternoon for a brief stopover. The ship is based on the Great Lakes, but is reportedly en route to a Coast Guard base in Curtis Bay, MD for refit.
She tied up at HMC Dockyard. The navy extends the courtesy of free docking at the Dockyard to passing naval vessels, including the US Coast Guard.
Alder is a seagoing navigation aids tender, and icebreaker, based in Duluth, Minnesota. She is one of 16 Juniper class tenders in the USCG. All were built at Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin between 1996 and 2004. Most of them called in Halifax on their delivery trips.