Bollinger delivers 31st fast response cutter

The following is text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(MIAMI) — The Coast Guard took delivery of the newest Coast Guard fast response cutter (FRC), Terrell Horne, on Thursday in Key West, Fla.

Lt. John Beal, commanding officer of Coast Guard cutter Terrell Horne, signed documents to take possession of the vessel from Bollinger Shipyards on behalf of the Coast Guard at the signing ceremony.

Members of Coast Guard Sector Key West, cutter Terrell Horne crew and the Horne family attended the ceremony.

The cutter is named after Senior Chief Terrell Horne, who placed himself in harm's way to protect a shipmate from being struck by a non-compliant vessel near Santa Cruz Island, Calif., on Dec. 2, 2012 while conducting counter-smuggling operations.

The fast response cutters are named after Coast Guard enlisted heroes and are replacing the Island-class 110-foot patrol boats.

By Professional Mariner Staff