A change in command and then off for some needed maintenance... that's what's in store for the United States Coast Guard Cutter the Hollyhock the next few months.  The Hollyhock was launched back in 2003 to replace the previous cutter stationed in Port Huron, the Bramble, which retired after 60-years of service.  The Coast Guard's Levi Read says the change in command happens June 14th, and right after that it's over to the Mid-Atlantic for some down time, which will include a new paint job, sanding, and other improvements. Read says the cutter will be ready to resume active duty at it's home station in Port Huron once the repairs are finished, in time for the next ice season. In terms of the work normally done by the Hollyhock while it is gone Coast Guard officials say the buoy tending and search and rescue operations will be taken up by any of the eight other craft that are on the Great Lakes including those that port in Detroit, Cheboygan, and Cleveland.

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People : Levi Read