Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn Memorial Service Video

7th Coast Guard District NewsCLEARWATER, Fla. — Families and Coast Guard members gathered at the 32nd Annual Service of Remembrance honoring the lives of those lost in the tragic sinking of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn on Jan. 28, 2012.

The Blackthorn sank after colliding with the tanker Capricorn near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Jan 28, 1980. Twenty-three of the Blackthorn’s 50 crewmembers lost their lives during the Coast Guard’s worst peacetime disaster.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

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