Cape Coral Republican Congressman Connie Mack says he’ll do all he can to help establish a new Coast Guard Station in Southwest Florida. Mack serves on the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and toured the Fort Myers Beach Coast Guard Station today. Officers told him their resources are stretched thin.
“I also heard loud and clear from them that another location south in Marco Island would be preferable for them because the region is so large that sometimes its difficult to cover the entire area just out of Ft. Myers”
Meanwhile, Mack says new software is helping the Coast Guard use radar and G-P-S more efficiently. He says funding for those programs comes from the Department of Homeland Security.
Congressman Connie Mack toured the Coast Guard station at Fort Myers Beach Friday. Mack took a look at new technology that’s helping the Coast Guard do its job better. But officers told him what’s really needed is an additional Coast Guard Station in Marco Island. The Cape Coral Republican say’s he’ll use his influence in Washington to help make that happen.
“Our border is up against the ocean and the coast guard is who protects us – protects our shores and so making sure they have the resources to get the job done is in all our interests”
Mack sits on the House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. He’s spending time in the district while Congress is in recess and will speak to the Men’s Republican Club in Naples Monday morning.
Monday, 17 April 2006 01:00