WHAT: Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound and partner agencies are scheduled to hold a Responsible Boating Campaign with two events featuring a search and rescue demonstration with Coast Guard helicopter and boat crews.
WHO: Representatives from the Coast Guard and partner agencies. Before the Search and Rescue demonstration, a press briefing will commence with Capt. Eva Van Camp, the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound commander, and partner agency representatives are slated to be available for individual interviews and asset tours.
- Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Responsible Boating Event
- When: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2023.
- Where: 120 Woodward Ave., New Haven, CT 06512
- Coast Guard Station Jones Beach Responsible Boating Event
- When: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Thursday, May 4, 2023.
- Where: 1 West End Boat Basin, Freeport, NY 11520
Editor’s Note: Media interested in attending the press briefing and interviews should RSVP to the Coast Guard at (475) 355-8394 or the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Public Affairs Officer at email@example.com by 2 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2023.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue demonstration in Connecticut and Long Island to educate on responsible boating ahead of the 2023 boating season.
With a sharp focus on the 30% increase in recreational boating fatalities across the northeast from 2021 to 2022, the campaign aims to showcase Coast Guard and partner agency capabilities and coordination to safeguard the boating public by providing behind-the-scenes access to our crews and assets.
Participants will be able to interview Capt. Eva Van Camp, the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound commander, film the search and rescue demonstration with helicopter and boat crews, interview partner agency representative and get tours of rescue and response assets.
Due to safety concerns for demonstration participants and aircraft, the use of drones by the media is prohibited. These events are not open to the public.
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