Tuesday, August 1, 2017

D-Day Westport

By Karen Robes Meeks

The US Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Washington National Guard conducted an emergency preparedness-training event this morning, August 1, at the Westport Marina in the Port of Grays Harbor.

The Westport Boat Launch was closed from 7 to 11 a.m. so the military could practice delivering troops and supplies in the event of a natural disaster such as an earthquake or tsunami.

Prior to the deployment, Westport Marina Business Manager Molly Bold noted that the marina was looking forward to hosting such an important training event and hoped regular users would be able to launch either before or after the military wrapped up their activities.

Various military vehicles and a helicopter were also on display at a public open house hosted at the US Coast Guard Station.