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Tow jobs keep Coast Guard busy

Posted: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013


A U.S. Coast Guard 47-foot motor lifeboat guides the Siamez with nine people aboard into Depoe Bay harbor on Saturday. A tow job in the Pacific Ocean can grow tricky and dangerous in rough seas or the narrow doorway to Depoe Bay harbor, but the station registered 120 successful tow rescues more than half of all calls last year without the loss of a boat. (Photo by Rick Beasley)


Practice paid off for the U.S. Coast Guard and the nine souls aboard a Depoe Bay charter boat that had mechanical trouble on Saturday, May 11, the opening weekend of halibut season.

For the complete article see the 05-15-2013 issue.

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