We Turn Private Boat Owners into Private Boat Captains
Vincent Pica Chief of Staff, First District, Southern Region (D1SR) United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
TUGS AND TOWS-DANGER
Each year recreational boaters are killed trying to pass between tugboats and the barges they are towing. When you see a tugboat, especially at night or in fog, always assume the vessel is towing a barge connected by a hawser or wire. Eventually, the tug will let the barge go and maneuver to the stern of the barge to push the unit into its berth. Obviously, this maneuver is the time when there is the least amount of control over the barge. STAY CLEAR. Do not hesitate to contact theses vessels on VHF-FM channel 13 if you need more information.
BTW, if you are interested in being part of USCG Forces, email me at JoinUSCGAux@aol.comor go direct to the D1SR Human Resources department, who are in charge of new members matters, at DSO-HR and we will help you “get in this thing…”
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