Former Coast Guard Cutter Dallas to be transferred to Philippine navy
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The U.S. Coast Guard will transfer a decommissioned 378-foot High Endurance Cutter to the Philippines at 1 p.m. May 22 at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Pier Papa in North Charleston, S.C.
Former Coast Guard Cutter Dallas will be transferred in a ceremony presided over by Rear Adm. John Korn, assistant commandant for Acquisition.
”Since 1967, Coast Guard Cutter Dallas has served the American people well, from Vietnam and the Pacific to its final Coast Guard patrol in the Mediterranean, where the crew interdicted 4,000 pounds of cocaine and 940 pounds of marijuana,” said Korn. “As Dallas returns to the Southeast Asian waters that it plied at the beginning of its Coast Guard career, I know it will serve the Philippines as faithfully and capably as it served America.”
Dallas was decommissioned March 30 after 45-years of service.
Media are invited to the transfer ceremony.
Who: U.S. Coast Guard and Philippine navy officials
What: Transfer Ceremony
When: May 22 at 1 p.m.
Where: Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Pier Papa in North Charleston, S.C.
Media interested in attending are required to RSVP by calling Coast Guard Ensign Jami-Lyn Butto (843) 740-7063 by 4 p.m. May 21.
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