Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral gets new commanding officer

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral received a new commanding officer after a change of command ceremony Friday morning at the Coast Guard station.

Chief Warrant Officer James Dubea took command from Chief Warrant Officer Michael Locke as commanding officer of Station Canaveral.

Locke served as Station Port Canaveral’s commanding officer since June 2006. As commanding officer, Locke directed more than 9,500 hours of underway missions, which resulted in the saving of 412 lives and more than $10.5 million dollars in property.

“It has been a privilege and an honor to serve the citizens of Brevard County and this great nation alongside the crew of Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral,” said Locke.

Station Port Canaveral was commissioned August 17, 1976. Unit missions include search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, homeland defense, ship escorts and security for NASA. Personnel respond to approximately 300 search and rescue cases a year and has provided water-side security for more than 500 NASA and U.S. Air force space flight missions.

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