Coast Guard holds change of command ceremony in Cape May, NJ

CAPE MAY, N.J. ─ Coast Guard Station Cape May held a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May here, Monday.

During the ceremony, Lt. Scott Murphy, who served as the station’s commanding officer since June 2009, turned over command to Lt. Scott Farr.

Farr is reporting from the Coast Guard’s 5th District Command Center, where he served as command duty officer and operations unit controller for the mid-Atlantic and Rescue Coordination Center. He helped coordinate Coast Guard efforts for more than 1,500 cases saving more than 288 lives and assisting 496 people.

Murphy was responsible for Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay’s largest small boat station, in addition to two seasonal small stations, which conducted more than 3,300 boardings and 336 search and rescue cases that saved or assisted nearly 850 lives and $18.5 million in property. Under his watch, the station earned the prestigious Sumner I. Kimball Award.

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