Coast Guard Auxiliary to receive boat donation

New Orleans – The Coast Guard Auxiliary here is scheduled to receive the ETCS Stanley Patrick, a 26-foot pleasure boat, as a donation and it will officially join the fleet of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 4-3 for search and rescue purposes Saturday at 1 p.m. at Coast Guard Station New Orleans.

The vessel is being donated by Harold D. Magee whom could no longer use the vessel due to health reasons. Magee is donating the vessel in memory of a close family friend, the late Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Stanley A. Patrick III of Algiers, La.

“This is really about honoring a great man and a great friend,” said Mark Magee, son of Harold Magee, “and making a positive contribution to safe boating at the same time.”

The vessel, a 1967 Thunderbird, was completely rebuilt in 2002. It has a maximum speed of more than 50 knots and will be utilized by Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel for search and rescue, enforcement of vessel safety regulations, and a wide array of other missions in support of Coast Guard Station New Orleans.

The dedication ceremony will be attended by Coast Guard Auxilliary, civilian employees, active duty and retirees from all over the nation.

The ETCS Stanely Patrick, a 26-foot pleasure boat is scheduled to be donated to the Coast Guard Auxiliary for search and rescue purposes here Saturday Feb. 16, 2008 at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans.

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