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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
When an emergency occurs,
your first call may be to 911 or a local law enforcement agency. But what if the emergency
happens when you're on the water?
Here in Lake Charles your
first call can be to the United States Coast Guard.
The United States Coast Guard:
another branch of the military here to protect you. Lake Charles houses two separate
units of the Coast Guard, one being the Small Boat Station. The station is a 36
man unit, with all members enlisted.
"We're self sufficient,"
said Petty Officer Levi Denham. "Most units, they just do one mission. We
actually do three things at a station. We train, maintain and operate."
All types of training
takes place at the station for their men and women. And when they're not
training, there's a good chance they're on patrol.
"Our guys go out looking
for anything suspicious," said Petty Officer Denham. "We look for any type of
law enforcement to be conducted. We look for anything that could be an issue
for the port like blocked navigable waterways and/or boat accidents, anything
you can think of, people in distress. We're looking for things like that."
At the small boat station,
the US Coast Guard boats are also maintained. That includes anything from being
repainted, resurfaced, or anything else on the boats that just needs routine
"They pay for these boats for
us and we take care of them," said Petty Officer Denham.
The Coast Guard's job is
to protect our waterways across the United States.
"At any coastal place
that's federal in any nature or form, we usually have an asset or unit, like a
Marine Safety Unit, there that has boat forces attached to it," said Petty
And on any given day, the
Small Boat Station can be called upon to do anything that involves waterway
"Any type of call we get
for assistance, we'll go out and lend a hand or do the mission that's required
at the time," said Petty Officer Denham. "Sometimes it's law enforcement.
Sometimes it's just defending facilities. Sometimes it could be search and
The Small Boat Station is
manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The station is also
available to do checks on your personal boats to make sure they are safe and
secure before heading out on the water.