'The Big Stick' arrives in Pedro

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The battleship USS Iowa has arrived off the coast of San Pedro, where it will serve as a floating museum. But the ship won’t be immediately docking at the Port of Los Angeles. It will remain anchored about six miles offshore to undergo a cleaning of its hull before it’s brought into the port. The U.S. Coast Guard will establish a 100-yard safety zone around the ship to prevent curious boaters from moving in for a closer look.

The 45,000 ton ship — nicknamed “The Big Stick” because of its long, slender hull — is now in the possession of nonprofit Pacific Battleship Center, and will take up permanent residence at Berth 87, where a grand opening is set for July 7.

KFWB’s Pete Demetriou watched the battleship come into LA Harbor this morning, and he had this report for Penny Griego and Phil Hulett.


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