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Press Release | Oct. 9, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to hold ribbon cutting ceremony for new multipurpose building in Savannah, Georgia

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WHO: Rear Adm. Douglas Schofield, commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, Capt. Frank DelRosso, commander, Coast Guard Sector Charleston, crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Tybee, Aids to Navigation Team Tybee and the cutter Ibis

WHAT: Ribbon cutting ceremony for a new multipurpose building

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Coast Guard Station Tybee, 11 Cockspur Island Rd., Savannah, GA 31410

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday for a new multipurpose building in Savannah.

The new three-story building will be utilized by members of Station Tybee, Aids to Navigation Team Tybee and the Coast Guard Cutter Ibis.

The new building was constructed, in part, due to hurricane damage in 2016 and consists of berthing rooms, a galley, training rooms and a fitness room.

Station Tybee is a multi-mission station capable of conducting search and rescue, law enforcement, maritime security, and environmental protection operations from St. Helena Sound, South Carolina, to Sapelo Sound, Georgia. The station has a crew size of about 50 members and their assets include a 45-foot Response Boat–Medium and a couple 29-foot Response Boat–Smalls.

ANT Tybee maintains 650 buoys and beacons from St. Catherine Island, Georgia, to Port Royal, South Carolina, to ensure safe navigation of commerce in and out of their area of responsibility.

The cutter Ibis’ missions include combating drug smuggling, illegal immigration, marine fisheries enforcement and search and rescue support.

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