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Tag: Coast Guard

April
6th

OAR Northwest rowing team rescued after boat capsizes during Atlantic Ocean crossing


 UPDATE, April 8, 1 p.m. – Sounds as if the capsizing of the James Robert Hanssen ocean rowing boat was a result of an open cabin hatch. In an interview with Seattle radio station KUOW, Jordan Hanssen said the crew was in the middle of a shift change when the boat capsized. With the cabin hatch open allowing rowers to swap places, water poured into the tiny cabin. When the boat capsized, the unsecured cabin prevented the boat from righting itself as it is designed to do. The crew deployed the life raft and signaled for help. They were rescued

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April
27th

Coast Guard offers boating safety reminders

As the Pacific Northwest prepares to kick off the 2010 boating season, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a news release reminding boaters to have a ‘SWEET’ time on the water.

Here is the rest of the news release:

S – Safety

* Don’t drink and boat

* Wear a life jacket

* Ensure your eqipment is labeled with the proper contact information. Click here for more information.

W-Weather

* Check weather forecasts

* Dress for the water, not the weather

E – Equipment

* Carry a VHF-FM marine radio

* Make sure your boat is in good repair

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