Posted by: arbeam | September 16, 2018

Sep 14: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony USCG MFPU Alert Forces Facility Port Angeles

As a response to 911 terrorist attacks All SSBN movements in the Puget Sound have been escorted by units of the USCG Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor. There are occasions that require the MFPU crews and vessels to remain overnight in Port Angeles.

In order to facilitate the stays the Navy has built a Transient Vessel Facility consisting of a 425-foot long pier, located on Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles which can berth up to seven boats. In addition to the new pier, construction included an 8,200-square-foot facility with sleeping quarters for up to 30 personnel, an above-ground 10,000-gallon diesel fuel storage tank and a 200-square-foot armory.

Rear Adm. David Throop, commander of the Coast Guard 13th District, Sissi Bruch, mayor of Port Angeles, Wash., Cmdr. Thomas Evans, commanding officer of Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor, Capt. Chad Brooks, commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, and Theo Cragg, head of the Operations Management Department for Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific, participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the Transit Protection System pier in Port Angeles, Sept. 14, 2018.

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