No Decision on Coast Guard Station Beach Haven’s Future



RESOLUTE: The Coastline Guard remains committted to water protection and did not acquire a strategy to consolidate Station Beach Haven without severe thought. (Supplied Photo)
A proposal to cease seasonal functions at Coast Guard Station Seaside Haven commencing Memorial Day weekend 2022 has not been finalized. If approved, all boat responses would start from Coastline Guard Station Barnegat Light.
The proposal is aspect of the FY22 presidential funds, reported Lt. Commander Katherine Blue, a general public affairs officer for the Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Area, via e-mail previously this thirty day period.
“The existing continuing resolution by way of March 2022 will not impression this proposal,” Blue said, incorporating, “The Coast Guard is fully commited to the safety and perfectly-being of all those people on the h2o and did not produce the proposal to consolidate Station (Smaller) Seashore Haven devoid of severe consideration.”
Even now, when the news of the proposal to consolidate Coast Guard Station Beach front Haven, deemed a small boat station, with its dad or mum station in Barnegat Light-weight broke in October, it arrived as a surprise to a lot of elected officials.
At the time, Dan Allen, a Seaside Haven councilman and proprietor of Mordecai Boat Basin, in which Coast Guard personnel and the boat are stationed on weekends from Memorial Day to Oct. 1, stated, “That’s news to me.”
Within just 24 hours, just after reaffirming the possible closure of Station Beach Haven, Allen verified “Yes, this is genuine. With out the Coast Guard presence in this article, it would choose about an hour and half response from Atlantic Town. That is not an appropriate circumstance.”
The proposal, nonetheless, phone calls for Station Barnegat Mild crews to launch from their northern location at the north finish of the Island. It could acquire upward of an hour for a crew to achieve the Beach front Haven area by boat. Station Barnegat Light and Station Atlantic Town boundaries satisfy in Egg Harbor Inlet.
“At this time the Federal See has shut, and the Coastline Guard is adjudicating the remarks that were being received,” Blue explained when requested just lately about the status of the proposal. “Final decisions and timelines for closure will be established just after all received opinions have been meticulously regarded.”
On the other hand, she mentioned customers of the community who would like to post a issue or comment relating to the proposal can do so by publishing an electronic mail to the Fifth Coast Guard District Governmental Affairs Officer Michael Voss at michael.v.voss@uscg.mil.
The community remark time period for the consolidation of redundant Coastline Guard boat stations shut Sept. 22 following staying prolonged in August owing to the “disruption prompted by the worldwide pandemic and requests by community associates for additional time,” according to the Aug. 5 Federal Registry announcement.
The Coast Guard initial gave discover for public remark on ideas to shutter boat stations in Beach Haven and in Massachusetts, Michigan and Minnesota on June 9. The first community comment period was set to near Aug. 3, but it was prolonged a working day prior.
In Oct, released reports out of Massachusetts confirmed that Coast Guard Station Scituate would be spared from the chopping block following officers and citizens opposed the proposal to stop operations. Like the Beach front Haven station, Coastline Guard Station Scituate operates seasonally in a compact to mid-sized coastal group, according to its social media account. Its dad or mum station is Point Allerton, found in Hull, Mass.
— Gina G. Scala
ggscala@thesandpaper.internet

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