New commanding officer takes helm at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth

Cmdr. Erin E. Williams shakes hands with Cmdr. Alan H. Moore Jr. while Capt. Marko Broz looks on during a change-of-command ceremony in Duluth, Minnesota. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Commander Erin E. Williams shakes hands with Commander Alan H. Moore Jr. while Captain Marko Broz looks on during a change-of-command ceremony in Duluth, Minnesota. (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)

The crew of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth held a change-of-command ceremony July 22 at the Depot-Great Hall in Duluth.

During the ceremony, Commander Erin E. Williams relieved Commander Alan H. Moore Jr. as the commanding officer and assumed the positions of Captain of the Port and Officer in Charge, Marine Inspections.

Captain Marko R. Broz, the commander of Sector Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, presided over the ceremony.

Moore served as Commanding Officer since June 2013. He has been reassigned to serve in the Office of Vessel Activities at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. On hand for the ceremony was Moore’s father, retired Captain Alan Moore, Sr., who had previously served as the commanding officer of MSU Duluth from 1996 through 1999.

Williams arrived from Coast Guard Activities Europe, in Schinnen, Netherlands. Acting as the Executive Officer, she assisted the commanding officer with ensuring compliance of U.S. and foreign vessels with relevant regulations and international conventions throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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