Coast Guard fleet to arrive in Portland on Wednesday for Rosefest

13th Coast Guard District NewsPORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard cutters, response boats, and a motor lifeboat are scheduled to arrive in Portland, Wednesday, June 6, in celebration of the Rose Festival.

Coast Guard Cutters Alert out of Astoria, Ore., Henry Blake, homeported in Everett, Wash., Adelie from Port Angeles, Wash., and Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, Wash., 52-foot motor lifeboat Invincible II, are scheduled to arrive at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the Willamette River, just north of the Morrison Bridge, from 3-4 p.m.

Response boat crews from Coast Guard MSST Seattle and Station Portland will patrol the river and maintain a security zone throughout the week.

The cutters and motor lifeboat will remain at Tom McCall Waterfront Park through Sunday, June 10, and are scheduled to be open to the public for tours at the following times:

Thursday, June 7, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, June 8, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 9, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 10, 9:00 -11:30 a.m., and 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Cutter Alert will be closed to tours Saturday and Sunday due to special events. Tour schedules are tentative and subject to change.

The Coast Guard cordially invites you, your friends and family to come aboard!

Additional information about Fleet Week and the Rose Festival can be found at: http://www.rosefestival.org/events/fleet/

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