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Media Advisory

May 15, 2014


Coast Guard, Power Squadron host safety fair for National Safe Boating Week

WHO: U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Power Squadron, New Orleans Fire Department, Lake Pontchartrain Women's Saliing Association, Southern Yacht, New Orleans Yacht Club.

WHAT: Boating safety and education event featuring demonstrations and displays in support of National Safe Boating Week.

WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

9 a.m.: Ready-Set-Wear-It Life Jacket event, an international world record-breaking attempt hosted by National Safe Boating Council, which will be coordinated by Debbie Huntsman, LPWSA.

LPWSA Flying Scot sailboat on display with the opportunity for the public to sail 10-15 minutes on demand in harbor nearby.

Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-foot Response Boat — Small on static display.

10 a.m.: Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat — Medium underway near the breakwater for signal flare demonstration.

12 p.m.: Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 hoist demonstration with rescue swimmer deployment.

1 p.m.: All resources and personnel return to base and event ends.

WHERE: West End Park, located at 7601 Breakwater Dr., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70124.

NEW ORLEANS —  The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Power Squadron will host a boating safety fair open to the public in support of National Safe Boating Week at West End Park Saturday.

Coast Guard response boats, the New Orleans Fire Department and search-and-rescue demonstrations will be on display for the public highlighting boating safety equipment and education.

Refreshments such as hot dogs, soft drinks and water, including information on boating safety education courses and how to volunteer for the Squadron and Coast Guard Auxiliary will also be available to the public.

For more information, please contact Ed Huntsman, recreational boating safety specialist, 8th Coast Guard District, at (504) 671-2148.



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