Posted by: arbeam | July 4, 2013

Coast Guard Station Change of Command: July 3 2013

Carolyn Dankers, LCDR Kristofer Tsairis, Ken Weller

Carolyn Dankers, LCDR Kristofer Tsairis, Ken Weller

Carolyn Dankers, Ken Weller and Alan Beam represented the Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Council of the Navy League at the Change of Command Ceremony for U S Coast Guard Station Seattle, one of our Adopted Units. Lieutenant Ben W. Crowell relieved Lieutenant Commander Kristofer A. Tsairis in a ceremony on July  3, 2013.

Station Seattle is comprised of an active duty crew of 46 men and women with a compliment of 37 reserve and 17 title 10 personnel. A Lieutenant is assigned as their Commanding Officer. The Station is a tenant command at Coast Guard Base Seattle and directly reports to Sector Puget Sound.  The Station resources consist of three 45-foot Response Boat- Mediums  and four 25-foot Defender Class Response Boat-Smalls. The Station’s area of responsibility covers an area of approximately 3,000 nautical miles of shoreline, from northward to Coupeville on Whidbey Island and southward to Olympia, Washington, to also include Hood Canal to the west and Lake Washington to the east.

During LCDR Tavaris’s tenure, Station Seattle was awarded the Sumner L. Kimball Award for Excellence for small boat stations in the Coast Guard. In October of 2010, when the West Seattle Taxi M/V RACHEL MARIE crashed into the historic landing at pier 55, in downtown Seattle, multiple Station Seattle boats transferred seven severely injury people to awaiting ambulances and directed the safe evacuation of 73 passengers. Station Seattle crew also conducted safe boating patrols for marine events that attracted thousands of recreational boaters, such as Opening Day in Union Bay, the Seattle maritime Festival, Seattle’s annual Fleet Week, and SEAFAIR hydroplane races on Lake Washington.

USCG Seattle


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