The officer in charge of the coast guard station in Ashtabula, Ohio has been replaced.
In a printed release, the coast guard announced that Chief Petty Officer Bryan Pate has been removed by Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan for what’s being called, “a lack of confidence”.
Pate is temporarily reassigned to the marine safety unit in Cleveland.
“While command of the station has changed,” the statement read, “the coast guard’s unit readiness to respond, train and operate has not.”
Petty Officer First Class Christopher Jones assumes temporary command for the Ashtabula station.