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11th District Pacific Southwest Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

May 23, 2013


11th District Public Affairs

Contact: Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart

Email: loumania.p.stewart@uscg.mil

Office: (510) 772-8865

Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis transferred to Bangladesh navy

Capt. Mohammad Nazmul Karim Kislu leads a formation of Bangladesh navy sailors during the transfer and decommissioning ceremony of the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis held on Coast Guard Island, Thursday May 23, 2013. The Jarvis was commissioned in 1972 and will be transferred to the Bangladesh navy as the BNS Somudro Joy. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Pamela J. Boehland)  Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/939593/san-francisco-bay-area-media-bangladesh-media#.UZ6QgHChClI#ixzz2U9hQXYJE

Capt. Mohammad Nazmul Karim Kislu heads a formation of Bangladesh navy sailors during the transfer and decommissioning ceremony of the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis held on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Thursday, May 23, 2013. The Jarvis was commissioned in 1972 and will be transferred to the Bangladesh navy as the BNS Somudra Joy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Pamela J. Boehland


U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, Pacific Area commander and Chief of Naval Staff for the Bangladesh navy, Vice Adm. Muhammad Farid Habib sign the official paperwork to transfer the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis to the Bangladesh navy during a decommissioning and transfer ceremony held on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Thursday, May 23, 213. The Jarvis was commissioned in 1972 and became the BNS Somudra Joy. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Pamela J. Boehland)   Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/939590/coast-guard-cutter-jarvis-decommissioning-and-transfer-ceremony#.UZ6Qx3ChClI#ixzz2U9hirsJD

U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, Pacific Area commander, and Vice Adm. Muhammad Farid Habib, Chief of Naval Staff for the Bangladesh navy, sign the official paperwork to transfer the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis to the Bangladesh navy during a decommissioning and transfer ceremony held on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Thursday, May 23, 2013. The Jarvis was commissioned in 1972 and became the BNS Somudra Joy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Pamela J. Boehland

Crew members of the BNS Somudra Joy, a Bangladesh navy ship, and the former U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis hoist the Bangladesh flag on the stern of the ship following the official transfer ceremony held on Coast Guard Island, Thursday May 23, 2013. Commissioned in 1972, Jarvis is the fourth in its class of high endurance cutters to be decommissioned to make room for the Coast Guard's new National Security Cutters. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Pamela J. Boehland)  Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/939722/coast-guard-cutter-jarvis-transfer-and-decommissioning-ceremony#.UZ6RKnChClI#ixzz2U9iG0rlB


Crew members of the BNS Somudra Joy, a Bangladesh navy ship and the former U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis, hoist the Bangladesh flag on the stern of the ship following the official transfer ceremony held on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Thursday May 23, 2013. Commissioned in 1972, Jarvis is the fourth in its class of High Endurance Cutters to be decommissioned. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Pamela J. Boehland

Crew members of the BNS Somudra Joy, a Bangladesh navy ship and the former U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis, march to the ship during the official transfer ceremony held on Coast Guard Island, Thursday May 23, 2013. Commissioned in 1972, the Jarvis is the fourth in its class of high endurance cutters to be decommissioned to make room for the Coast Guard's new National Security Cutters. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Pamela J. Boehland)  Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/939592/coast-guard-cutter-jarvis-decommissioning-and-transfer-ceremony#.UZ6RjnChClI#ixzz2U9icbyMe

Crew members of the BNS Somudra Joy, a Bangladesh navy ship and the former U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis, march to the ship during the official transfer ceremony held on Coast Guard Island, Alameda, Calif., Thursday, May 23, 2013. Commissioned in 1972, the Jarvis was the fourth in its class of High Endurance Cutters to be decommissioned to be replaced by National Security Cutters. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Pamela J. Boehland

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis, a 378-foot High Endurance Cutter homeported in Alameda, was decommissioned and transferred to the Bangladesh navy as the BNS Somudra Joy during a ceremony on Coast Guard Island in Alameda Thursday. 

A 20-member team from the Bangladesh navy, led by prospective commanding officer Capt. Mohammad Nazmul Karim Kislu, arrived in Alameda in March to begin preparations to receive the Jarvis. An additional 70 members of the Bangladesh crew arrived in May. Until the BNS Sumudra Joy's departure from California later this year, 26 former Jarvis crew members will serve as advisors and assist the Bangladesh crew.

Commissioned in 1972, the Jarvis was the fourth in its class of High Endurance Cutters to be replaced by the National Security Cutters.

The National Security Cutters, compared to 378-foot cutters, is designed to provide better sea-keeping and higher sustained transit speeds, greater endurance and range, and the ability to launch and recover small boats from astern, as well as aviation support facilities and a flight deck for helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. For more information click here.

 

 

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