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Earth Day 2016 – 5.25 trillion Pieces of Plastic Debris In The Ocean
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:11:07 +0000
There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. 269,000 tons float on the surface – Do your part to keep our Oceans clean. Garbage in our waters not only looks bad, but it can cause problems for boaters and for wildlife that live in or around the water. The MARPOL treaty requires a […]
Spring is Here But Beware of Cold Waters
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:53:52 +0000
The Coast Guard Auxiliary is advising boaters who may be beginning their preparations to launch their boats that water temperatures can still be dangerously cold. It only takes about 10 minutes for a boater exposed to cold water to begin to experience deteriorated strength,  this may cause boaters to lose the ability to pull themselves back into their vessel. […]
COLUMBIA RIVER, Oregon--The Endeavor, a replica of CAPT Cooks sailing ship, is escorted by a Coast Guard Auxiliary craft.  USCG photo by J. David Melvin
Auxiliary Photo Flashback – 1999
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:15:02 +0000