Coast Guard to Hold Change of Command

Tuesday, June 27, 2006
The Coast Guard Cutter Tornado will welcome its new Commanding Officer during a change-of-command ceremony at the Naval Station in Pascagoula, Miss. on Fridayy. Lt. Cmdr. Robert J. Landolfi Jr. will relieve Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Hollingshead who served as the Commanding Officer of the Tornado for the past two years. Hollingshead assumed command of Coast Guard Cutter Tornado in October 2004. Tornado is one of five 179-foot Cyclone-class Patrol Coastal cutters (PC-179s) transferred to the Coast Guard from the Navy. Tornado rapidly proved ideally-suited for Coast Guard operations as it deployed in support of the Coast Guard counter-drug, alien migrant interdiction, homeland security, and search and rescue missions in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Florida Straits, and Atlantic Ocean. Prior to assuming command of Tornado, Hollingshead was Executive Officer of Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, supervising a squadron of Coast Guar and Navy patrol boats in the Persian Gulf. From 2000 to 2003, he was Chief of the Military Personal Policy division Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington DC. His previous assignments also include Commanding Officer of the 110 foot Coast Guard Cutter Baranof (WPB 1318),Search and Rescue and Law Enforcement Controller at the Miami Rescue Coordination Center, as Executive Officer on the Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket (WPA 1316), and Deck Watch Officer onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Yocona (WMEC 168). His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and three Coast Guard Commendation Medals with Operational Distinguishing Devices. He is a native of Geyserville, California. Hollingshead and his wife Bebe live in Ocean Springs, Miss.. Landolfi is reporting from Headquarters Offices of Command and Control Architecture and Cutter Forces where he was the Operational Sponsor's Representative for the Deepwater Acquisition Project's Fast Response Cutter since January 2003. Landolfi has served as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Jefferson Island, Operations Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, Officer in Charge of Tactical law Enforcement Team Gulf, Law Enforcemnt Detachment Eight Bravo, and Deck Watch Officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Courageous. Lieutenant Commander Landolfi's personal awards include four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and the U.S. Navy Achievement Medal.
Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Sea Star Line: Equipment Replacement Plan on Track

Company Receives New Refrigerated Containers and Places Order for New Genset Equipment   Sea Star Line, LLC began receiving the first of its new 100 40’ and 45’

October Imports up 9% at Port of Oakland

Containerized imports shipped through the Port of Oakland were up 9.17% in October from a year ago, the port said, citing the surge as the biggest jump in import cargo volume in six months.

Atteridge Retires from Furuno USA

After 30 years of service to Furuno USA, Inc., Jim Atteridge is retiring as President and assuming a new role, as Director and Corporate Advisor. Effective December 1,

Coast Guard

Update: Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico

An explosion occurred aboard a production platform Thursday at West Delta 105, operated by Fieldwood Energy, resulting in one fatality and three injured. The Bureau

Seaspan Shipyard's Prompt Response to Canadian Coast Guard

Seaspan Shipyard’s long-standing relationship with the Canadian Coast Guard was proudly showcased in recent days, with simultaneous repair and maintenance work

New Agency to Replace S. Korea Coast Guard after Ferry Disaster

South Korea launches a massive new government agency this week to handle emergency rescue and safety management seven months after a ferry disaster killed 304 people

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1279 sec (8 req/sec)