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7th District Southeast Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

May 12, 2014


Contact: 7th Coast Guard District

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Coast Guard's newest FRC commissioned in Key West, Fla.

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Lt. Gregory Higgins, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore, stands behind the Kathleen Moore prior to its commissioning in Key West, Fla., May 10, 2014. Kathleen Moore was a lighthouse keeper credited with saving 21 lives. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios)

Lt. Gregory Higgins, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore, stands behind the Kathleen Moore prior to its commissioning in Key West, Fla., May 10, 2014. Kathleen Moore was a lighthouse keeper credited with saving 21 lives. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Mary Jane Currier, the sponsor of the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore, speaks during the commissioning ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., May 10, 2014. Currier is the wife of Vice Adm. John P. Currier, vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios)

Mary Jane Currier, the sponsor of the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore, speaks during the commissioning ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., May 10, 2014. Currier is the wife of Vice Adm. John P. Currier, vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Chris Bollinger, president of Bollinger Shipyards, presents Lt. Gregory Higgins with a check to go toward the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore’s crew morale fund May 10, 2014. The Kathleen Moore is the newest and most advanced cutter to be commissioned in Key West. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios)

Chris Bollinger, president of Bollinger Shipyards, presents Lt. Gregory Higgins with a check to go toward the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore’s crew morale fund May 10, 2014. The Kathleen Moore is the newest and most advanced cutter to be commissioned in Key West. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore salute as they come aboard for the first time after its commissioning May 10, 2014. The Kathleen Moore is the ninth of 58 planned Fast Response Cutters to be commissioned. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios)

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore salute as they come aboard for the first time after its commissioning May 10, 2014. The Kathleen Moore is the ninth of 58 planned Fast Response Cutters to be commissioned. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

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