Congressman Rob Wittman will host a public meeting on the proposed suspension of off-season operations at U. S. Coast Guard Station Milford Haven at 6 p.m. Monday, August 2, at the Piankatank Ruritan Club, 7138 Buckley Hall Road, Hudgins.
U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Stockwell, deputy commander Sector Virginia, will join the meeting.
The meeting is expected to last approximately an hour, beginning with a brief opening statement from Capt. Stockwell, with the remaining time dedicated to giving those who would be adversely affected by this proposed suspension a chance to air their concerns, as well as for the Coast Guard to answer any questions the public may have.
According to Rep. Wittman, suspending off-season operations at Station Milford Haven would endanger the lives of watermen, boaters, duck hunters and others by leaving them without a means of timely rescue during the coldest months of the year, when hypothermia can kill within minutes.