NY Naval Militia christens new landing craft-style boat this afternoon on Hudson River in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (08/07/2018) (readMedia)-- New York's Naval Militia will formally accept a newly acquired 35-foot landing craft style boat into service during a christening ceremony at Albany's Jennings Landing park on the Hudson River this afternooin, Tuesday, August 7.

The vessel will enable the Naval Militia to deliver three tons of emergency supplies, a vehicle, or 27 personnel to beaches or shorelines along Long Island or the Hudson River during flooding or other emergency situations.

WHO: Major General Anthony German, the Adjutant General of New York; Naval Militia Rear Admiral Timothy Zakriski,commander of the New York Naval Militia; and other leaders of the New York Naval Guard and Naval Militia. Lisa Bogardus, a Division of Military and Naval Affairs employee who played a role in helping to acquire the vessel will act in the traditional role of ship's sponsor.

WHAT: A formal ceremony in which the "LC-350" will be officially added to the New York Naval Militia fleet of patrol boats maintained by the Military Emergency Boat Service. Traditional the christening occurs when a ship or boat enters the water. In this case the vessel is already afloat but the ceremony will be a formal acceptance into service.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2018

WHERE: Jennings Landing,1 Quay St, Albany, NY (Albany river front).

Coverage Opportunities:

Reporters will be able to obtain video and still photography of the ceremony and to leaders of the New York Naval Militia. Media members can sign a waiver and take a short ride on the new vessel.