WorkBoat talks with Lt. Thomas R. Osborn, Jr.

Senior Editor Ken Hocke recently attended the commissioning ceremonies for the latest Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter (FRC) on the riverfront in New Orleans. Bollinger Shipyards is building up to 58 of the new 154' patrol boats for the Coast Guard. The Margaret Norvell is the fifth FRC to be commissioned. Hocke interviews the Margaret Norvell's commanding officer, Lt. Thomas R. Osborn Jr., and asks about some of the features of the new FRC, the difficulty of mastering the technology involved with the operations of these ships, and what it means to Osborn to be given this command.