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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.

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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 conditions exist.



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