Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay to hold change of command ceremony

5th Coast Guard District NewsPHILADELPHIA — Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony Thursday at Penn’s Landing Caterers in Philadelphia.

During the ceremony Capt. Kathy Moore will relieve Capt. Meredith Austin, who has served as the sector commander since June 2009. Moore is reporting from Coast Guard Sector and Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, where she served as deputy commander.

As commander of Sector Delaware Bay, Moore is responsible for search and rescue, ports, waterways and coastal security, aids to navigation, maritime law enforcement, pollution response, commercial vessel safety and icebreaking in her area of responsibility.

Rear Adm. Steven H. Ratti, 5th District commander, will preside over the ceremony.

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