Coast Guard to activate Sector Puget Sound during change of command ceremony

SEATTLE – Sector Puget Sound will hold a ceremony marking the shift from Sector Seattle to Sector Puget Sound, immediately preceding a change of command ceremony here, Wednesday.

The initiative commonly referred to as sectorization is part of a nationwide effort to consolidate the many responsibilities, missions and jurisdictions within the Coast Guard. The move is also aimed at increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of Coast Guard personnel and assets.

Following the sectorization ceremony, Sector Puget Sound will hold a time honored change of command ceremony where Capt. Scott Ferguson will relieve Capt. Scott Bornemann as Commanding Officer, Sector Puget Sound.

Ferguson will take command over the recently restructured Sector Seattle, now known as Sector Puget Sound, which was established on July 30th, 2010 to better serve the Puget Sound’s maritime community.

This restructuring affects several Coast Guard units in Wash., by consolidating the many federal authorities that locally monitor maritime commerce, safety and security and placing them under the commander of Sector Puget Sound.

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