Coast Guard Cutter Mako to hold change of command ceremony in Cape May, NJ

CAPE MAY, N.J. ─ The crew of the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Mako, a coastal patrol boat homeported here, is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Thursday at 11 a.m.

During the ceremony, Master Chief Petty Officer Christopher C. Lombard will relinquish command of the Mako and crew to Senior Chief Petty Officer William D. Hollandsworth.

Hollandsworth is reporting from Jacksonville, Fla., where he served as executive officer aboard the 175-foot Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray, a Keeper class coastal buoy tender.

The primary missions of the Mako’s crew include search and rescue, enforcement of laws and treaties, marine environmental protection, and maritime safety and security.

The change of command ceremony is a formal naval tradition, which includes the transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another.

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