SEATTLE The Coast Guard announced Thursday it would not be sending cutters to the Fleet Week celebration at Seattle's Seafair or Portland's Rose Festival, due to federal budget cuts.
We are reducing our participation in various community events to focus our funding on highest priority missions. said Coast Guard Rear Adm. Keith A. Taylor. We will continue to maintain our valuable relationships with the Pacific Northwest communities and will remain Always Ready to answer the call.
The Coast Guard will continue to provide safety zones and water patrols during both events.