The Coast Guard’s newest 154-foot fast response cutter has reached Honolulu, its homeport. The Joseph Gerczak arrived at its new home Feb. 4, after traveling from Key West, Fla., where the Coast Guard took delivery of the vessel. Gerczak and two sister vessels are slated to replace the 110-foot Island-class patrol boats that were built in the 1980s and are slated for retirement. They largely will patrol waters around Hawaii, where they will perform search-and-rescue, fisheries-enforcement, drug and migrant interdiction, waterway security, and national defense missions. Gerczak, named after a Coast Guardsman who earned the Purple Heart and Silver Star medals during World War II, will be commissioned March 9.