U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Guam, and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-renovated Sumay Cove Marina on the base in Santa Rita, June 12.
The $18 million modernized facility improves quality of life for service members and families by offering fishing charters, boat rentals and dive instruction, and supports the Navy and Coast Guard missions by providing space for small marine crafts.
“This is my favorite spot, not only on base but on this island,” said NBG Commanding Officer Capt. Mike Ward. “You have all these recreational activities provided by MWR but what you don’t see is there is a mission component to this as well. The Coast Guard now has a great spot to park their boats as so to keep their mission requirements, my port operations team and security boat operation has some spots to place their critical assets, and last but not least my dive locker boat which has enormous capability.”
Press Release, June 12, 2014; Image: Google Maps