The boat launch at the Westport Marina will be closed during exercises with the military in the area next month. The Westport Marina will host troops and equipment from the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard for an emergency preparedness training event next Tuesday, August 1st.

As part of the training event, the Boat Launch will be closed beginning at 7 am and will reopen at 11 am that day.

The training event will showcase the military’s ability to deliver supplies and capabilities in the event of a catastrophic Cascadia earthquake and tsunami event. The exercise will include a landing craft carrying various military vehicles arriving at the Westport Boat Launch. The vehicles will offload and be joined by helicopter arrivals at the nearby Coast Guard Station.

Both the military vehicles and a static helicopter display will be open to the public during an open house at US Coast Guard Station, Westport.