8/25/2009- Sires Meets with U.S. Coast Guard Official to Discuss the Security on our Waterways
For Immediate Release Contact: Erica Daughtrey
August 27, 2009 201-222-2828
Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Sires traveled to the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Staten Island, New York to visit with the U.S. Coast Guard officials responsible for protecting the waterways along the 13th Congressional District. He met with US Coast Guard Sector Captain Robert O’Brien and Read Admiral Joseph Nimmich to discuss policy and procedures for protecting our waterways.
New Jersey’s 13th district is home to, what is considered by the Department of Homeland Security, as the most dangerous 2-mile stretch of road in the country. With one of the largest ports in the country - Port Newark/Elizabeth, chemical plants, the Newark Airport, and critical transportation infrastructure, Congressman Sires wanted to commend Captain O’Brien and Rear Admiral Nimmich for ensuring the safety of the 13th district and the greater New York/New Jersey area.