Coast Guard to open Coquille River Search-and-Rescue Detachment, Friday

13th Coast Guard District NewsBANDON, Ore. — Coast Guard Station Coos Bay, located in Charleston, Ore., is scheduled to open its seasonal Coquille River Search-and-Rescue Detachment in Bandon, Friday.

The SARDET is operated on a seasonal basis from Memorial Day weekend through early fall depending on boating traffic and bar conditions. The Coquille River SARDET will operate the 47-foot motor lifeboat.

The Coast Guard asks all boaters to pay close attention to bar conditions at the Coquille River as the weather can change rapidly. A rough bar warning sign will be posted at the Coquille River Station to notify boaters when conditions are unfavorable. Boaters can contact Coast Guard Station Coquille River on VHF-FM Channel 16 or land line (541) 347-2038.

Boaters are encouraged to wear lifejackets and ensure all distress signaling equipment is current and working properly. All vessels should carry an anchor and enough line to anchor their boat.

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