Coast Guard Cutter Blacktip receives new commanding officer

OXNARD, Calif. — Coast Guard Cutter Blacktip, an 87-foot Patrol Boat, received a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony held at Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, Calif., June 30, 2011. Master Chief Petty Officer Christopher R. Swiatek, commanding officer of the Blacktip, relinquished command to Senior Chief Petty Officer Gregory A. Simcic, during a time-honored...