By Associated Press - Saturday, March 7, 2015

JONESPORT, Maine (AP) - A U.S. Coast Guard officer in charge of a patrol boat based in Jonesport has been temporarily relieved of his duties after the Coast Guard says it lost confidence in his ability to safely navigate the cutter.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Bouchard was relieved of his duties in charge of the Moray on Friday. A spokeswoman for the Coast Guard said Saturday that Bouchard did not follow standard Coast Guard procedure. An investigation is underway.

Officials say Bouchard will be temporarily reassigned to the Coast Guard field office in Southwest Harbor.

Bouchard could not be reached for comment. There was no phone listing in his name.

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