Cutter Confidence Gets A New Commanding Officer

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (CG Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard Cutter Confidence held a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Cmdr. William J. Lawrence relieved Cmdr. Cameron T. Naron as the 23rd commanding officer of the cutter Confidence, a 210 foot Reliance-Class Cutter, home ported in Port Canaveral. Rear Adm. Steven H. Ratti was the ceremony’s presiding official.

The cutter Confidence was commissioned Feb. 19, 1966 and is the fifth Reliance-class medium endurance cutter. Under the leadership of Naron during the past two years, the crew of Confidence has intercepted 14 go-fast vessels and processed more than 558 Haitian, Dominican and Cuban migrants without incident or loss of life.

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