Coast Guard Cutter Pamlico to Hold Change of Command Ceremony

Metairie, LA – The Coast Guard Cutter Pamlico will hold a change of command ceremony Friday morning when Chief Warrant Officer H. Vance Caskey will relieve Chief Warrant Officer James Foster as the Commanding Officer of the cutter.

Caskey arrives in New Orleans from Sector Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., where he served as the auxiliary training officer from July 2006 until June 2010.

Foster served as commanding officer of the Pamlico from July 2007 until July 2010 and will retire to Eureka, Calif., after 32-years of military service.

The Coast Guard Cutter Pamlico is a 160-foot inland construction tender, homeported in New Orleans and is manned by 16 crewmembers, who construct fixed aids to navigation from Baton Rouge to the Southwest Pass on the Mississippi River and its surrounding waterways.

The Coast Guard Cutter Pamlico, a 160-foot inland construction tender, homeported in New Orleans, transits Baptiste Collette Bayou, while working aids to navigation in the Mississippi River Delta near Venice, La.
U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tom Atkeson

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