USCGC Robert Yered (WPC-1104)
Robert Yered conducts familiarization training at Port Fourchon, Louisiana in October 2012.
|Name:||USCGC Robert Yered|
|Namesake:||Robert James Yered|
|Operator:||United States Coast Guard|
|Builder:||Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Launched:||March 2, 2012|
|Acquired:||November 17, 2012|
|Commissioned:||February 15, 2013|
|Motto:||A heritage of gallantry|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Sentinel-class cutter|
|Displacement:||353 long tons (359 t)|
|Length:||46.8 m (154 ft)|
|Beam:||8.11 m (26.6 ft)|
|Depth:||2.9 m (9.5 ft)|
|Speed:||28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph)|
|Range:||2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km; 2,900 mi)|
|Boats & landing |
|1 × Short Range Prosecutor RHIB|
|Complement:||2 officers, 20 crew|
|Sensors and |
|L-3 C4ISR suite|
USCGC Robert Yered (WPC-1104) is a Sentinel-class cutter based in Miami, Florida. She was launched on November 23, 2012, and was commissioned on February 15, 2012. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Congressional Representative for the district containing the vessel's base, met the ship when she arrived in Miami on January 27, 2013.
Like her sister ships, she is equipped for coastal security patrols, interdiction of drug and people smugglers, and search and rescue. Like the smaller Marine Protector class she is equipped with a stern launching ramp. The ramp allows the deployment and retrieval of her high speed water-jet powered pursuit boat without first coming to a stop. She is capable of more than 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph) and armed with a remote controlled 25 mm (1 in) M242 Bushmaster autocannon; and four crew-served Browning M2 machine guns.
A Robert Yered small boat crew approaches a 30-foot panga vessel with 50 Haitian migrants aboard approximately 46 miles north of Cap Haïtien, Haiti, May 20, 2019.
A Robert Yered small boat crew gives life jackets to 50 Haitian migrants approximately 46 miles north of Cap Haïtien, Haiti, May 20, 2019.
On March 6, 2014, Robert Yered responded to a distress call from the ocean-going tug Patriarch, when containers on a large barge it was pushing burst into flame.
On April 28, 2018, Robert Yered, and another nearby vessel, rescued the five crewmembers of the fishing vessel La Bella.
The owners of the 60 feet (18 m) pleasurecraft Family Time reported a fire had been triggered in their engine room, at 3:20pm, December 7, 2018. They placed the distress call approximately 30 miles (48 km) off Miami Beach. They abandoned ship. Robert Yered was nearby, and was able to rescue all three survivors mere minutes after the distress call was placed.
On 20 May 2019, Robert Yered detected an overloaded 30-foot panga vessel and launched a smallboat crew to investigate. The smallboat crew then boarded the vessel and discovered 50 Haitian migrants, including 36 Haitian males and 14 Haitian females. Robert Yered crew safely embarked the migrants and then sank the unsafe vessel to prevent a hazard to navigation. The 50 migrants were then transferred to USCGC Vigilant (WMEC-617), which subsequently repatriated the migrants back to Haiti.
She is named after Engineman First Class Robert J. Yered of the U.S. Coast Guard, who put out a fire on an ammunition barge while assigned with a U.S. Coast Guard Explosive Loading Detachment at Cat Lai, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Yered was awarded a Silver Star by the U.S. Army for his heroism.
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The first six FRCs for District 7 will be homeported in Miami; the next six in Key West; and the remaining six in Puerto Rico.
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"USA. Fast Response Cutter Robert Yered Arrives in Miami". Archived from the original on 2013-02-21.
Congresswoman Debbie W. Schultz visited the Coast Guard’s fourth Sentinel Class patrol boat as it arrived at its homeport at Coast Guard Sector Miami Beach on Saturday.
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Although the crew could see the Miami skyline, the cutter stayed a few miles offshore to rendezvous with another Coast Guard boat to pick up two VIPs: Rear Admiral William Baumgartner and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston.
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“Having a Coast Guard hero as our ship’s namesake gives her an identity. The crew has learned about Robert Yered and how he served his shipmates and nation,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey Foster. As the crew honors the ship’s namesake, they look to the future and the potential missions they will be a part of aboard the new generation in a long history of Coast Guard patrol boats.
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The boat, piloted by Valdés, is launched from a rear platform – released quickly as if it were a rocket leaving a spaceship. Once it splashes into the water, it operates on its own power like a fast boat.
Sabrina Lolo (2018-12-07). "US Coast Guard rescues three people after boat catches fire near Miami Beach". CBS. Miami Beach. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
Crews arrived about five minutes later and rescued all three boaters, who were not injured, officials said. The owner plans to return to the scene with commercial salvage to recover the 60-foot boat.
"3 rescued after boat catches fire off Miami Beach". WSVN-TV. Miami Beach. 2018-12-07. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
At around 3:25 p.m., the crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered arrived at the scene, pulled the victims out of the water and brought them back to shore safely.
- "Coast Guard interdicts 50 Haitian migrants 46 miles north of Cap-Haïtien".
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Whitney Clearman (2012-01-29). "Coast Guard will name ship after Millis veteran". Milford Daily News. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
Robert Yered signed up for the Coast Guard at 17, George Yered remembers. He served 21 years and attained the highest rank as a non-commissioned officer before retiring and moving back to Millis with his wife and two children.
- Stephanie Young (2010-10-28). "Coast Guard Heroes: Robert J. Yered". United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
Herbert Gordon (1968-11-28). "Fireman on Blazing Ammo Barge: Bostonian Gets Silver Star". Boston Globe. p. 27. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
A Boston Coast Guad enlisted man, who risked his life to help put out a fire on an Army ammunition barge during an enemy mortar attack last February in Vietnam, was awarded the Silver Star in...
"CG Hero to Get Silver Star". Boston Globe. 2012-11-26. p. 8. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
CG Hero to Get Silver Star SCITUATE Silver Star will be presented Wednesday to Coast Guard Engineman Robert Yered 28, Jamaica Plain native for heroism ...
Thomas P. Ostrom (2011). "The United States Coast Guard and National Defense: A History from World War I to the Present". McFarland & Company. p. 62. ISBN 9780786464807. Retrieved 2012-11-12.
Engineman First Class Robert J. Yered (USCG) is another port security ELD hero in Vietname. EN1 Yered responded to a VC attack in the port waters of Cat Lai in February 1968. A barge containing mortar ammunition was burning. EN1 Yered climbed into the burning barge armed with a water hose, threw burning shells overboard, and put out the fires despite the risk of explosion. Militar police chased the VC away from the surrounding marches, and a U.S. Army sergeant came to Yered's assistance. The U.S. Army later awarded Petty Officer Robert J. Yered a Silver Star.
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