The crew of Coast Guard Station Provincetown was awarded the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation during a ceremony on Friday, January 4, at 8:30 a.m.

Station Provincetown crewmembers shown receiving the Meritorious Unit Commendation award. Photo/USCG

Capt. Verne Gifford, commander, Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, presented the award to Station Provincetown’s crew for service from November 2010 to September 2012.

The crew was recognized for numerous achievements and accomplishments during the past 2 years, including energy savings, training initiatives and mission execution.

Specifically, the crew modified its energy usage, saving approximately $23,000.

The crews also coordinated the Heavy Weather Coxswain Course for 12 crewmembers throughout the 1st Coast Guard District during a predicted weather pattern, saving $15,000 in associated costs with travel and training.

Additionally, the crew teamed up with Massachusetts Environmental Police and Provincetown Police Department to conduct more than 100 recreational boating safety and fisheries patrols designed to enhance boating safety and protecting critical fisheries.

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