Port of Grays Harbor

Westport Marina hosts emergency preparedness event

July 2017 – The Westport Marina is preparing to welcome Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard troops for an emergency preparedness training event next Tuesday, August 1st. As part of the training event, the Westport Marina Boat Launch will be closed from 7am – 11am for the event.

The training event will showcase the military’s ability to deliver supplies and capabilities in the event of a catastrophic Cascadia earthquake and tsunami event. The exercise will include a landing craft carrying various military vehicles arriving at the Westport Boat Launch. The vehicles will offload and be joined by helicopter arrivals at the nearby Coast Guard Station. Both the military vehicles and a static helicopter display will be open to the public during an open house at US Coast Guard Station, Westport.

“We are excited to host this important training event at the Westport Marina and hope members of the community will be able to take advantage of the public open house,” shared Westport Marina Business Manager Molly Bold. “Preparedness training events such as this are critical to our region and but we want to make sure Marina users know about the brief launch closure during this important event. The boat launch will be open until 6am for those hoping to get out and reopen again at 11am after the training event.”

The Westport Marina Boat Launch will be closed on Tuesday, August 1st from 7am until 11am for a military emergency preparedness training event. The launch will be open until 6am and resume normal operations at 11am.