Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Public safety

Somber ceremony pays mournful tribute to Blackthorn's fallen crew

More than 200 people attended a memorial service Tuesday for the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn, which sank 34 years ago when it collided with a tanker near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

The service featured an address by Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., commandant of the Coast Guard, an aerial salute by aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, posting of the colors and a reading of the names of the 23 crew members who died.

The Jan. 28, 1980, collision was the Coast Guard's worst peacetime disaster.

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