Coast Guard seasonal Stations Scituate, Block Island, East Moriches to open for 2017 boating season

A 29-foot Response Boat Small-II

USCG File Photo

BOSTON — Seasonal Coast Guard Stations Scituate, Block Island and East Moriches are scheduled to open at the end of May and remain open through Labor Day.

The stations’ crews will perform several missions including search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, and recreational boating safety. The stations are each equipped with 29-foot response boats and crews that are available to respond 24 hours a day.

The stations will open on the following days:

Station Scituate: May 22
Station Block Island: May 26
Station East Moriches: Currently open

Chief Warrant Officer Robert Canepa, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Point Allerton in Hull, Massachusetts, is also the commanding officer of the seasonal station in Scituate.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Steven Beasley, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Point Judith in Point Judith, Rhode Island, is also the commanding officer of the seasonal station in Block Island.

Chief Warrant Officer Richard Berg, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Shinnecock in Hampton Bays, New York, is also the commanding officer of the seasonal station in East Moriches.

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