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Aug 27 2009
USCG to Boaters: 'We're Still Listening' PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2009

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            The Coast Guard is hoping to reassure people that when its communications units moved from Kodiak and Valdez to the Sector Anchorage Communication Center, the unit's location was the only thing to change. KMXT's Diana Gish has more.

 

 Senior Chief Jim Belcher of the Coast Guard's Sector Anchorage Communication Center is trying his best to get a point across. Belcher wants everyone to know that when it comes to monitoring Kodiak island and its waters, nothing has changed except the location of the listeners. He says that the same people are listening to the same equipment that covers the same area as before.

--          (CG Comm1                                                  :21                                                             "...from Anchorage now.")

            If the people, the equipment and the process of monitoring for emergencies haven't changed, why move the operation from Kodiak to Anchorage?

--          (CG Comm2                                                  :36                                                           "...do you want me to do?")

-           Belcher says that bringing together the people who monitor emergency signals with the people who manage search and rescue operations, saves precious time. But, he says, there are places where the system is not enough.

--          (CG Comm3                                                   :44                                                       "...hearing from the vessel.")

--         The geographic obstacles to communication that the Coast Guard faces in Alaska are being addressed by a branch-wide program that's called "Rescue 21." That's the Coast Guard's effort to update all of its technology around the country.

--          (CG Comm4                                                   :32                                                  "...speed the information flow.")

            In the meantime, Belcher wants to get across the point that the emergency marine communication they counted on in Kodiak remains the same.

--          (CG Comm5                                                   :02                                                                 "...and we never left.")

            I'm Diana Gish

 
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