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Press Release | Dec. 6, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to hold ribbon cutting ceremony for new multipurpose building in Port Canaveral

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WHORear Adm. Douglas Schofield, commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, Capt. Janet Espino-Young, commander, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, crewmembers from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Canaveral and Station Port Canaveral

WHAT: Ribbon cutting ceremony for a new multipurpose building

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral, 9235 Grouper Rd, Port Canaveral, FL 32920

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony, Friday, for a new multipurpose building in Port Canaveral.

The new 21,000 square-foot multi-mission facility will be utilized by members of Marine Safety Unit Port Canaveral and Station Port Canaveral.

The new building was constructed to support Coast Guard personnel and the missions of MSU and Station Port Canaveral. This represents the Coast Guard’s commitment to support Port Canaveral’s exponential growth.

The state-of-the-art facility provides improved operational capabilities and better protection from heavy weather events and consists of berthing rooms for overnight duty crews, a dining facility, training rooms, workshops, a boat bay, and a fitness room.

MSU Port Canaveral has a crew of 29 active duty, reserve and civilian personnel who carry out port security, marine safety, search and rescue, and waterways management missions, along with environmental response and disaster assistance operations. The unit’s area of responsibility spans 857 miles of navigable waterways throughout central Florida and its east coast.

Station Port Canaveral is comprised of 45 active duty and 30 reserve men and women. The station’s core missions include search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, recreational boating safety, and ports, waterways, and coastal security. Their area of responsibility spans 57 miles offshore including north of Haulover Canal, south to Malabar, the Indian River, and Banana River.

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