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Base Ketchikan Coast Guard Open House


August 20, 2012

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - – The United States Coast Guard is hosting an Open House for the public at Base Ketchikan on Saturday, August 25 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Open House includes tours aboard Coast Guard Cutters NAUSHON and ANTHONY PETIT.  Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan will display oil pollution prevention and response methods with a hands-on simulator.  The Coast Guard cutter ROANOKE ISLAND, currently in the Base marine railway for an extensive overhaul, will be on display for viewing at a safe distance. 

At 1:00 p.m., Station Ketchikan and Air Station Sitka will present a Search and Rescue demonstration in Tongass Narrows, which will include a 47 foot motor life boat and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.  Visitors are invited to watch this demonstration from the Base pier. 

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be available to answer questions about courtesy Vessel Safety Checks and offer sign-up lists for boating safety courses.

Representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the City of Ketchikan Police and Fire Departments, Alaska State Troopers, and Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad will also be on-hand to answer questions.

Base Ketchikan is located at 1300 Stedman Street with the Open House on the Lower Base.  All attendees must have a valid identification to enter the base and an adult must accompany all minors under the age of 18.



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USCG - Base Ketchikan


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