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Cutter Commander Relieved Of Command For Grounding Incident

June 09 2011


The Coast Guard has relieved the commander of the cutter Diligence after a grounding incident last month, reports the Virginian-Pilot (Hampton Roads, Va.).

Cmdr. Harry Schmidt was fired by Vice Adm. Robert Parker, head of the Atlantic Area, for a loss of confidence in his ability to command, according to a service release.

An investigation into the grounding incident is underway. The damage was said to be minimal, but the Coast Guard would provide no other details to WITN in...

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