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Press Release | May 19, 2023

Media Availability: Partners to host underway opportunity in San Francisco Bay for National Safe Boating Week

SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Coast Guard, National Weather Service, and San Francisco Fire Department invite the media to get underway aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tern for National Safe Boating Week on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

During the voyage, the media will have the opportunity to speak with different agency spokespersons about waterway and boating safety best practices.  

WHO: U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, National Weather Service meteorologists, San Francisco Fire Department responders, San Francisco Fire Department K9 and handler.

WHAT: Underway aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tern in San Francisco Bay for National Safe Boating Week.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 24, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Participating media are requested to arrive 30 minutes early at U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco.

WHERE: Coast Guard Sector San Francisco. 1 Yerba Buena Island, Yerba Buena Island Northgate Rd, San Francisco, CA 94130

Why: To speak with subject matter experts about safe boating and waterway best practices ranging from coastal safety tips, the importance to checking local weather forecasts before heading out on the water, pet safety tips, and boating safety equipment.

Editor's Note: Media interested in attending should RSVP to Coast Guard Public Affairs at (510) 599-0459 no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 22. 

It is recommended participating media wear weather appropriate clothing with closed toed shoes or sneakers with no heals.

National Safe Boating Week runs from May 20-26. Since 1958, the President has proclaimed the week prior to Memorial Day weekend as National Safe Boating Week with the purpose of promoting boating safety.