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Request for comments: Consolidation of redundant Coast Guard boat stations

***Post updated February 21 to correct the location of Roosevelt Inlet.***

The Coast Guard is seeking public comments on the planned consolidation of redundant Coast Guard boat stations. Many stations were established at a time when boats lacked engines and were powered by oars and paddles. With modern boat operating speeds and improved direction finding technology, many calls for Coast Guard assistance can be responded to by multiple units significantly faster than when these boat stations were first established.