Boston (October 1, 2021) – Today, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Representatives Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08) and Bill Keating (MA-09), announced the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has decided to maintain operations of Station Scituate and officially rescinded their proposal to close the station. In August, the lawmakers wrote to the USCG urging Coast Guard First District Commander Rear Admiral Thomas G. Allan to reconsider plans to consolidate Station Scituate, a small seasonal station in Massachusetts, as part of an effort to consolidate redundant Coast Guard Boat Stations.
“After united opposition from South Shore communities and elected leaders, we are pleased that the United States Coast Guard has agreed to maintain its presence in Scituate,” said the lawmakers in a joint statement. “Station Scituate is a geographically necessary station for critical search and rescue operations as the South Shore waters continue to see an increase in commercial and recreational boater activity. We are grateful that the USCG heeded our calls, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to ensure the safety of our boaters and coastal communities.”