BELUGA ENDURANCE is currently off of Erie; no word yet on when the vessel is heading in, but it seems as though it may be after daylight after all.
HOLLYHOCK is at anchor off of Erie and will be lifting anchor and getting underway inbound to Coast Guard Station Erie at around 0800. There the vessel will offload some buoys before heading out into the channel to replace buoys 1 and 5 with the winter ice markers. The HOLLYHOCK hopes to be underway and out of Erie by noon.
The pilot on the BELUGA ENDURANCE told the HOLLYHOCK's officer-on-duty that he would see the HOLLYHOCK inside the harbor, which indicates that the HOLLYHOCK may head in before the ENDURANCE does.
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