Students Tour Port Canaveral Coast Guard Facilities
By Space Coast Daily // April 26, 2013
400 Learn About Mission
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Port Canaveral-based U.S. Coast Guard units hosted an open house for Clearlake Middle School students and faculty aboard Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral on Thursday.
More than 400 students gathered to learn about the Coast Guard and the local agencies that participated in the open house as part of the Partners In Education program.
“This is a great opportunity and environment for the students to learn about the Coast Guard’s story”, said Ensign Eric Sesta, a crew member aboard Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant.
“Teaching these kids about the Coast Guard’s role in the community gives the crew a sense of enjoyment and pride.”
Coast Guard units that partcipated in this open house included: Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral, Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Canaveral and the crew of the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant.
Students also learned about aspects of the Coast Guard’s mission in Port Canaveral.
Coast Guard marine inspectors conduct safety boardings of commercial tankers and cargo carriers everyday in Port Canaveral and in ports around the country to ensure vessels calling on U.S. ports are in compliance with applicable safety and security regulations and to promote safety of life at sea.