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Monday, 25 February 2013 11:57

Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock gets new command

(PORT HURON) -- The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Hollyhock in Port Huron will have a new commander soon. Hawaiian-born Justin Kimura will take command on June 14. Lt. Commander Kimura said he was excited to get the assignment. His wife is a Grand Rapids native. He replaces Commander Tim Brown, who will become the Coast Guard Academy planning officer in New London, Conneticut. Kimura now is the director of law enforcement, maritime security and defense operations executive assistant at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C. The 225-foot cutter is responsible for tending buoys and other Coast Guard missions. After Kimura takes command, the ship and crew will spend the summer in dry dock in Maryland for repairs and maintenance.