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Cutter relocation will reduce staff at Cape May Coast Guard base

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Dale Gerhard

Coast Guard ships lay moored a the docks at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape May. The Coast Guard has been hurt by federal spending cuts that have reduced its war against drug trafficking, which is waged by cutters like the Dependable and Vigorous home-ported here in Cape May. Concerns are mounting that cuts could increase this year after a recent announcement about defenses spending reductions. Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014. (Dale Gerhard/Press of Atlantic City)

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CAPE MAY — Two large Coast Guard cutters are being reassigned from the base on the east side of town to a new port in Virginia, and this will reduce local personnel by 152 people.

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Dale Gerhard

Coast Guard ships lay moored a the docks at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape May. The Coast Guard has been hurt by federal spending cuts that have reduced its war against drug trafficking, which is waged by cutters like the Dependable and Vigorous home-ported here in Cape May. Concerns are mounting that cuts could increase this year after a recent announcement about defenses spending reductions. Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014. (Dale Gerhard/Press of Atlantic City)