The United States Coast Guard Commissioned a New Station in Paducah

 

The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned a new station, Coast Guard Station Paducah, during a ceremony Thursday at the Carson Center. This station has eight personnel, more than 20 reserve personnel and is equipped with two 29-foot response boats and three flood punt boats. This station is responsible for search and rescue, recreational boating safety, flood response, and coastal security. The station’s coverage area ranges from Sturgis to Cairo on the Ohio River,  Paducah to Big Sandy on the Tennessee River, Smithland to Bumpus Mills on the Cumberland River, Cairo to Wynnburg, Tennessee  on the Lower Mississippi, and Cairo to Chester, Illinois  on the Upper Mississippi River. Paducah’s resources are also deployable to the Gulf of Mexico for hurricane flood response

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