Family and Friends tour soon to be commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered

Southeastern Coast Guard News
MIAMI – Crewmemberes aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered hosted a cutter tour off the coast of Miami for surviving family members of Robert Yered, local media and several Coast Guard Vietnam Veterans Feb. 13, 2013.

The 154-foot cutter Yered is scheduled to be commissioned Feb. 15, 2013 and will be able to deploy independently to conduct missions, such as ports, waterways and coastal security, fishery patrols, drug and illegal migrant law enforcement, search and rescue, and national-defense operations along the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the Caribbean.

The Yered is the fourth of six Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters named after Coast Guard enlisted heroes to be commissioned in Miami.



George J. Yered Sr. and other surviving family members of Robert Yered, stand at the stern of the cutter Robert Yered prior to a tour Feb. 13, 2013. The cutter Robert Yered is the fourth of six Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters named after Coast Guard enlisted heroes to be commissioned in Miami. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

George J. Yered Sr. and other surviving family members of Robert Yered, stand at the stern of the cutter Robert Yered after a tour aboard the cutter in Miami Feb. 13, 2013. The cutter Robert Yered is the fourth of six Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters named after Coast Guard enlisted heroes to be commissioned in Miami. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Lt. Paul W. Stepler, commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered, shows Lori Geddis, sponsor of the cutter Robert Yered, the bridge during a tour prior to the cutters commissioning Feb. 13, 2013. Geddis was the sister of Robert Yered who passed away in 2009 at the age of 69. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Lt. Paul W. Stepler, commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered, shows Lori Geddis, sponsor of the cutter Robert Yered, the bridge during a tour prior to the cutters commissioning Feb. 13, 2013. Geddis was the sister of Robert Yered who passed away in 2009 at the age of 69. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

John Adams, Robert Yered’s brother-in-law, and George Yered Jr., Robert Yered’s brother, take a ride on the small boat during a cutter tour February 13, 2013. The small boat, an aluminum hulled, foam collared, inboar diesel powered water-jet craft, has a top speed in excess of 40 knots when carrying a crew of five. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

John Adams, Robert Yered’s brother-in-law, and George Yered Jr., Robert Yered’s brother, take a ride on a small boat during the cutter tour in Miami February 13, 2013. The small boat, an aluminum hulled, foam collared, inboar diesel powered water-jet craft, has a top speed in excess of 40 knots when carrying a crew of five. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Master Chief Petty Officer Mark Mello, command master chief at Coast Guard Sector Miami, speaks with retired Chief Petty Officer J.J. O’neil, friend of Robert Yered, during an underway tour February 13, 2013. The cutter Robert Yered is capable of conducting missions such as ports, waterways and coastal security, fishery patrols, drug and illegal migrant law enforcement, search and rescue, and national-defense operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Master Chief Petty Officer Mark Mello, command master chief at Coast Guard Sector Miami, speaks with retired Chief Petty Officer J.J. O’neil, friend of Robert Yered, during an underway tour February 13, 2013. The cutter Robert Yered is capable of conducting missions such as ports, waterways and coastal security, fishery patrols, drug and illegal migrant law enforcement, search and rescue, and national-defense operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

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