Joint training scheduled for U.S., Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

SEATTLE (D13 Public Affairs) – Coast Guard Group Port Angeles will host a joint training day for U.S. and Canadian coast guards on Saturday, July 12.

The Canadian coast guard auxiliary (CCGA) will transit the Strait of Juan de Fuca in its newest designated Canadian coast guard patrol boat and will arrive at Group Port Angeles for the inaugural joint training event. All participants will receive classroom training and conduct on-the-water towing exercises.

The overall training goal is to build common ground and familiarity between the U.S. and Canadian coast guard auxiliaries and open the door for future side-by-side training and operations.

The CCGA is a non-profit organization dedicated to search and rescue and safe boating activities. Its primary mission is to provide a permanent day and night search and rescue service to cover marine requirements in Canada and prevent the loss of life and injury. The CCGA plays a major part in Canada’s national search and rescue response network, responding to approximately 25% of the marine search and rescue incidents in the Canadian territory. For more information on the Canadian coast guard auxiliary please visit their website at

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