Tuesday, March 26, 2019

New USCG Cutter Commissioned

By Karen Robes Meeks

On Friday, March 22, the 154-foot US Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne was commissioned in San Pedro, Calif. It is the third Fast Response Cutter to be based at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach.

The vessel will operate throughout the 11th Coast Guard District that encompasses California and international waters off Mexico and Central America.

The cutter can carry 24 crew members and is equipped for patrols that can last up to five days. It is named after Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, who was killed in 2012 after saving a fellow crewmember from suspected drug smugglers who purposely rammed the boat Horne and others rode while conducting law-enforcement operations near Santa Cruz Island.