A second U.S. Coast Guard hangar at Cold Bay is scheduled to open on Oct. 30, providing for space to park a second helicopter during the upcoming crab and groundfish seasons.
Coast Guard Project Manager Mark McAll said that the work, which began last Aug. 20, is about 80 percent completed, and in fact a little ahead of schedule. Cost of the project is $4.2 million.
Management of construction of the 71-by-90 foot building is under contract to Tutor Perini Corp., of Sylmar, CA. a major national contractor, with the bulk of the construction work being completed by Northern Management Services, of Sandpoint, ID.
The new hanger will include space or the second helicopter, plus a heated administrative office, restroom and shower for Coast Guard crews returning from missions, Aleutians East Borough noted in its July 29 edition of “In the Loop.”
The Coast Guard’s other hangar at Cold Bay was completed earlier, to replace the original hangar felled in stormy weather.