Boston Coast Guard to accept new Rescue 21 Communications System

Coast Guard District 1 NewsBOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a ceremony and demonstration in Boston, Friday, commemorating the acceptance of the Rescue 21 Communications System at Coast Guard Sector Boston.

The Coast Guard created Rescue 21 to better locate mariners in distress and save lives and property at sea and on navigable rivers.

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, who represents Massachusetts’ 8th Congressional District and is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will be the event’s keynote speaker.

Rear Adm. Daniel Neptun, commander of the Coast Guard’s 1st District, will join Capt. Patti McFetridge, the project manager for Rescue 21, to talk about how Rescue 21 is enhancing mission execution and marine safety along the coast from the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border to Plymouth, Mass.

The president of General Dynamics C4 Systems, Chris Marzilli, will also speak at the event. General Dynamics C4 Systems was awarded the Rescue 21 production contract in September 2002.

By harnessing today’s cutting-edge technology, Rescue 21 enables the Coast Guard to execute all its missions, especially its search and rescue mission, with greater agility and efficiency. With increased communications coverage and advanced direction-finding capabilities, Rescue 21 helps take the search out of search and rescue.

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