Coast guard gets two facilities on the northern Pacific coast

Government officials inaugurate two stations for the  Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas Monday. One is in Flamingo and the other is in Murciélago in the far northwest part of the country.

The modern station in Flamingo represent a $3 million donation by the U.S. Southern Command in an effort to reduce drug shipments by sea.

The station has the capacity of holding 60 officers per shift, said the Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública.

Construction began a year ago. The station has a floating dock and ramps for taking boats from the water.

The second station is in Cuajiniquil de La Cruz. The project, a restoration, cost 17 million colons, about $34,000.

The facility can house 10 officers per shift. The money came from the ministry budget.

This entry was posted in Costa Rica News. Bookmark the permalink.