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Press Release | March 14, 2024

Media Advisory: Coast Guard to conduct search and rescue planning

Public Affairs Detachment Tampa Bay - 305-607-6347

Editor's Note: Media members must arrive by 9:45 a.m. with their credentials. Media who arrive late and have not RSVP'd will not be allowed past the security gate. RSVP to Public Affairs Detachment Tampa Bay by 8 p.m., Sunday, by emailing

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard St. Petersburg command center crew is inviting members of the media to a behind-the-scenes training on how the Coast Guard conducts search and rescue planning operations at Sector St. Petersburg, Monday. 

     Who: Training will be given by Lt. j.g. Connor Sullivan, a command duty officer, Sector St. Petersburg

     What: A behind-the-scenes presentation of how the Sector St. Petersburg Command Center receives and coordinates a response to maritime distress incidents occurring along Florida's Gulf coast. 

     When: Monday, March 18, 10 a.m.

     Where: Sector St. Petersburg Command Center, 600 8TH AVE, S.E., St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Media wishing to attend need to RSVP to Public Affairs Detachment Tampa Bay by 8 p.m., Sunday, by emailing with the reporter and photographer's full names.

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