Coast Guard May Stop Escorting Subs on Thames

US Navy submarine USS Springfield. Photo/USN

THEDAY.COM: The Coast Guard may stop escorting submarines on [Connecticut’s] Thames River.

Coast Guard Station New London’s focus will change in fiscal 2014, Lt. Todd Hartfiel, the outgoing commander of the station, said Monday.

During the ceremony in which he turned over command of the station to Lt. Dan Tavernier, Hartfiel said the station is shifting from predominantly ports, waterways and coastal security missions to perhaps more traditional maritime law enforcement roles.

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