COAST GUARD RESPONDS TO DRIFTING
December 29, 2006
Ketchikan, Alaska - Coast Guard Station Ketchikan deployed a
47 foot motor life boat crew to retrieve a drifting houseboat
from the Tongass Narrows Tuesday morning.
After dewatering 1200 gallons
of water the vessel was returned to its mooring.
Coast Guard Station
Ketchikan retrieves a drifting houseboat from the Tongass Narrows.
Photo courtesty United States Coast Guard
This is one of many vessels adrift that the Coast Guard has responded
to due to recent wind storms throughout Alaska. According to
the Coast Guard, this situation is often the result of inadequate
or infrequently inspected mooring procedures.
Mariners are strongly encouraged
by the USCG to double up and double check lines when severe weather
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