USCG Buoy Tenders Ensure “Economic Security” of Alaska’s $6B Seafood Industry
Say “Coast Guard” to any Alaska resident and their initial thought is likely “search and rescue” as it is USCG vessels and aircraft involved in at-sea rescues that get most media coverage. But the black-hulled buoy tenders that keep Alaska’s navigational buoys and beacons operating accuraty and at full capacity have the potential to save far more lives.
The Kodiak-based 225-foot Cutter Spar, for instance, maintains buoys and beacons that guide mariners through some of the most remote and inhospitable waters in world...
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