Monday, August 2, 2010

NLIN #22 U.S. COAST GUARD DAY



The United States Coast Guard was created by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton on August 04, 1790 when he authorized the building of ten (10) revenue cutters. This week we shall celebrate United States Coast Guard Day on Wednesday - no they will NOT get a day off!!

In other news U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound has been established. On July 30, 2010 USCG Group Port Angeles, WA and USCG Sector Seattle, WA were combined and renamed USCG Sector Puget Sound. This brings operational control of all Coast Guard resources within Captain of the Port Puget Sound under one command. USCG Sector Puget Sound offices will be located in the CMDR. Raymond J. Evans Shore Operations Building, Pier 36, Seattle, WA. Useful telephones numbers are:

Emergency or Distress: 206- 217-6001
Communications Center: 206-217-6004
Non-emergency Business: 206-217-6002/6003
All VHF-FM and HF radio frequencies will now be monitored by USCG Sector Puget Sound.

Good Watch.

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