NEW YORK — U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony, Friday at 11a.m., at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island.

A change of command is a time-honored ceremony that signifies the absolute transfer of responsibility, authority, and accountability from one person to another.

Who: Capt. Jason P. Tama will relieve Capt. Michael H. Day as commander of Coast Guard Sector New York and Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey and the Port of Albany.

What: Coast Guard Sector New York Change of Command Ceremony

Where: Coast Guard Sector New York, 212 Coast Guard Dr., Staten Island, NY 10305

When:  Friday, June 8, 2018, at 11 a.m.

Sector New York is the largest Coast Guard operational field command on the East Coast. Spanning from Sandy Hook, New Jersey, northwards up the Hudson River to just south of Lake Champlain and to locations bridging the New York and Connecticut borders.

Sector New York personnel are committed to ensuring the safety and security of one of the nation’s busiest port complexes. Vessels calling on these ports and waterways transport over $479 billion in cargo and petroleum products to support our nation’s economy. The region is also home to the nation’s largest and fastest growing passenger ferry system, carrying tens of millions of passengers annually, and is one of the nation’s busiest ports for cruise ship arrivals.