Coast Guard Station Cape May to hold change of command ceremony

CAPE MAY, N.J. ─ Coast Guard Station Cape May is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May here, Monday at 10 a.m.

During the ceremony, Lt. Scott Murphy, who has served as the station’s commanding officer since June 2009, will turn over command to Lt. Scott Farr.

Farr is reporting from the Command Center, where he served as command duty officer and operations unit controller for the mid-Atlantic and Rescue Coordination Center. He helped coordinate Coast Guard efforts for more than 1,500 cases saving more than 288 lives and assisting 496 people.

Murphy was responsible for Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay’s largest small boat station, in addition to two seasonal small stations, which conducted more than 3,300 boardings and 336 search and rescue cases that saved or assisted nearly 850 lives and $18.5 million in property. Under his watch, the station earned the prestigious Sumner I. Kimball Award.

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