Coast Guard Signs for Newest Fast Response Cutter

MIAMI — The Coast Guard signed for the newest Coast Guard Fast-Response Cutter, Terrell Horne, Thursday during a signing ceremony in Key West, Florida, the Coast Guard 7th District said in an Oct. 26 release.

Lt. John Beal, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne, signed documents to take possession of the cutter Terrell Horne 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 Terrell Horne 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, California, 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.