MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Coast Guard Cutter Seneca crew to conduct cold-water training

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U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast
Contact: 1st District Public Affairs
Office: (617) 223-8515
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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Coast Guard Cutter Seneca crew to conduct cold-water training

Kevin Plowman, commercial safety vessel inspector, speaks with local news media at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England at an spotlight on safety event held Friday, December 7, 2018, in Portland, Maine. During the event, Coast Guard members conducted safety demonstrations and highlighted the recent, November 14 air rescue of all four crew members from the fishing vessel Aaron & Melissa II, approximately 60 miles off the coast of Rockland, Maine. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lara Davis)

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BOSTON — Members of the media are invited to participate in cold-water training with crew of Coast Guard Cutter Seneca at Coast Guard Base Boston, Thursday morning.


The crew is scheduled to conduct cold-water training with full survival suits and a life raft.


WHO: Coast Guard Cutter Seneca crew and local media members.


WHAT: Cutter Seneca crew will conduct cold-water training, wearing survival suits and entering the water from the side of the cutter. A 20-person life raft will be deployed, and crewmembers will jump into the water and swim to the raft.


WHEN: Thursday, December 20th at 9:30 a.m.


WHERE: Coast Guard Base Boston, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, MA, 02109


Those planning to participate are encouraged to arrive by 9:00 a.m., and are recommended to bring clothes that can get wet, as well as a dry change of warm clothes and a towel.


Water temperatures in the region often drop to 40 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months.


Coast Guard Cutter Seneca is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter with primary missions of counter-narcotics, search and rescue, and living marine resources. The ship has a crew complement of 100.


Editor's note: Media representatives interested in attending and/or participating in the training should contact Coast Guard District One Public Affairs at (617) 223-8515, or after-hours at (617) 717-9609, no later than 6 p.m., Wednesday, December 19th.