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Press Release | May 16, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard conducts National Safe Boating Week operations in Destin, Fla.

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Office: 504-671-2020 Cell: 618-225-9008

WHAT: Information, display, and demonstration for National Safe Boating Week.

WHERE: U.S. Coast Guard Station Destin, 702 FL-30, Destin, FL, 32541.

WHEN: Media Availability: May 20, 5 a.m. – 11 a.m.

             Public Open House: May 20, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHO: City of Destin, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Emerald Coast Science Center.

DESTIN, Fla. — Coast Guard and local agency partners are scheduled to present informative displays and demonstrations for National Safe Boating Week  5 a.m Monday at U.S. Coast Guard Station Destin.

A public open house is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

The goal of the National Safe Boating Council “is a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating, encouraging boaters to always wear a life jacket while on the water.” Though National Safe Boating Week takes place from May 18-24, it is a year-round effort to increase boater safety awareness.

A Coast Guard Search and Rescue helicopter demonstration is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.

Individual members of each agency will be available for media interviews.

To RSVP, contact Paul Barnard at (504) 202-8948 or