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MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to name new cutters after FDNY, NYPD, USCG Reserve 9/11 heroes

News Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 1st District PA Detachment New York
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment New York
Office: (212) 514-4291
After Hours: (917) 703-0983
PA Detachment New York online newsroom

Coast Guard to name new cutters after FDNY, NYPD, USCG Reserve 9/11 heroes

Who: Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard Commandant; New York City Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill and New York City Fire Department Chief of Department John Sudnik

What: The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a ceremony, along with FDNY and NYPD, to announce the naming of two new cutters after Coast Guard heroes who also served in the FDNY and NYPD respectively, and lost their lives responding on 9/11. 

When: Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m.

Where: East Coast World War II Memorial, Battery Park, New York City

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard is scheduled to announce Nov. 12, that two of its new Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) will be named in honor of Coast Guard heroes who also served in the New York City Police Department and New York City Fire Department respectively, and lost their lives responding on 9/11.

Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard Commandant, is scheduled to announce that the new cutters will be named in honor of Port Security Specialist 2nd Class Vincent Danz and Machinery Technician 1st Class Jeffrey Palazzo.

Danz served as a Coast Guard Reservist, as well as an NYPD officer at the Emergency Services Unit in the Bronx. He responded on 9/11 to aid victims and lost his life when the World Trade Center collapsed. Palazzo served as a Coast Guard Reservist and an FDNY firefighter at Rescue 5 in Staten Island. He also lost his life assisting others at the scene of the attacks on 9/11. 

The new cutters are scheduled for delivery starting in 2023. FRCs are the mainstay of the Coast Guard’s coastal patrol fleet, providing multi-mission capabilities and interagency interoperability. FRCs feature advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment; over-the-horizon cutter boat deployment to reach vessels of interest; and improved habitability and sea-keeping. They are replacing the 1980s-era Island Class 110-foot patrol boats.

Media interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Coast Guard Public Affairs at (917) 703-0983. 

The map below shows the location of the ceremony within Battery Park. 

 

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