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ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard permanently relieved Capt. Daniel McLaughlin, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Mellon, Dec. 21, 2012 due to loss of confidence in his ability to command.
Capt. Matthew Bliven has assumed temporary command of Mellon, and McLaughlin has been reassigned to Coast Guard 13th District Headquarters in Seattle.
Mellon, homeported in Seattle, is a 378-foot Hamilton class High-Endurance cutter commissioned in January of 1968.