Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered to be commissioned Friday

Southeastern Coast Guard NewsMiami – The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered, the fourth Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter, is scheduled to be commissioned at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Friday at 4 p.m..

The Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters are designed to conduct maritime drug interdiction, alien migrant interdiction, search and rescue, national defense, homeland security, living marine resources and other Coast Guard missions. This class of patrol boat is capable of deploying independently to execute Coast Guard missions and prevent potential threats from approaching our shores and offers vastly improved capabilities over the aging 110-foot Island class patrol boats it replaces. The Fast Response Cutter is part of the Coast Guard’s layered approach to maritime security that includes the National Security Cutter and the Offshore Patrol Cutter.

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered, homeported in Miami, is 154-feet long, has a beam of 25-feet, and a maximum sustained speed of more than 28 knots. The Robert Yered is armed with a stabilized 25mm machine-gun mount and four crew-served .50-caliber machine guns.

Engineman First Class Robert J. Yered was awarded the Silver Star due to his heroic actions at the Army Terminal in Cat Lai, Vietnam in 1968. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Engineman First Class Robert J. Yered was awarded the Silver Star due to his heroic actions at the Army Terminal in Cat Lai, Vietnam in 1968. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Robert J. Yered was an engine specialist in the United States Coast Guard who was awarded a Silver Star for heroic action during the War in Vietnam.

Engineman Robert Yered was a member of the explosive loading detail at the United States Army Terminal, Cat Lai, Vietnam. On the morning of Feb.18, 1968, the terminal was attacked by enemy rocket, mortar and small arms fire. With the terminal on fire and barges dangerously close to exploding,

Yered courageously exposed himself to enemy gunfire as he helped extinguish fires. His bravery averted not only the destruction of his own ship, but also that of the entire terminal.

For additional background information on the namesake of the cutter, Robert Yered, please visit http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2010/10/coast-guard-heroes-robert-j-yered/

 

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