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).
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.