Commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew relieved of command

Coast Guard District 5 NewsPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The commander of Coast Guard Personnel Command relieved the commanding officer of the Portsmouth-based Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew, Wednesday, citing a loss in confidence in the officer’s ability to command.

Rear Adm. Daniel R. May relieved Chief Warrant Officer Michael A. Davis of the 175-foot Keeper class buoy tender, and Davis remains temporarily assigned to the Coast Guard 5th District pending permanent re-assignment and consideration of further administrative action.

Davis was temporarily relieved on Oct. 4, and Lt. Justin O. Vandenheuvel, the chief of the Chief Warrant Officer Indoctrination School at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., assumed temporary command of the Frank Drew to ensure continuity of command, unit readiness, training completion and ship operation.

Coast Guard operations have not been impacted.

The Frank Drew is a coastal buoy tender with a crew complement of approximately 20.

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