Buzzards Bay Marine Task Force Formed

Buzzards Bay Marine Task Force Formed
Photo Illustration/New England Boating

Wareham Week: Emergency officials from several municipalities from within the Buzzards Bay watershed were on hand at Wareham Fire Station 2 Thursday morning [May 15] to sign a charter that officially puts the newly formed Buzzards Bay Marine Task Force into action.

The signing of the charter is the culmination of efforts of emergency personnel from departments from Falmouth to Westport, including members of the United States Coast Guard and the Massachusetts Environmental Police, to form a group that together will help each other train for and respond to emergencies on the water.

“This is a really efficient way to make sure the best assets are responding,” said Coast Guard Lt. Bryan Swintek of Sector Southeastern New England (stationed in Woods Hole), who said the Coast Guard’s primary role is to help organize group. “Everybody’s putting their egos at the door and seeing what we can best do to serve Buzzards Bay this season.”

Read more about the Buzzards Bay Marine Task Force.