Rain Spoils Fleet Week Fun - NBC Bay Area

Rain Spoils Fleet Week Fun



    Rain Spoils Fleet Week Fun

     The U.S. Navy is canceling Tuesday's planned Fleet Week tours of the USS Green Bay, a spokesman said today.
    High winds from this morning's storm have been knocking over safety fences and creating slippery, treacherous conditions on Pier 30/32, Lt. j.g. Ryan de Vera said.

    "Getting from the pier to the ship itself would pose a little bit of a risk," he said.

    The USS Green Bay was part of Fleet Week's parade of ships on Saturday, and was scheduled to be open for free tours Sunday, Monday and today from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. De Vera said more than 4,500 people visited  the ship over the past two days.

    De Vera said the ship's crew regrets the cancellation but that visitors' safety is the top priority.

    "We had a great time here and we appreciate everyone'sinterest,"  he said. "It was a pleasure for the crew to show off our ship."