After more than 20 years in service, a Coast Guard ship was retired on Friday.
The Cutter Block Island was decommissioned in a ceremony Friday afternoon at Atlantic Beach in Carteret County.
The 110-foot patrol boat was known as the Guardian of the Crystal Coast and was commissioned in November 1991.
According to the Coast Guard, the Cutter Block Island was a multi-mission patrol craft capable of search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, environmental protection, and homeland security.
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