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Tsunami Debris Washes Ashore On Wash. Shores

 Tsunami Debris Washes Ashore On Wash. Shores   Debris from the tsunami that hit Japan last March is just now starting to show up on the far northwestern shores of the U.S. Some fishermen are worried the floats and other rubble may tangle their nets and affect their livelihood. Ashley Ahearn of the public media […]

Quarantine flag

The quarantine flag, also called the “Yellow Jack”, is the international signal flag LIMA.  It is square in shape.  Its display is divided into four smaller squares, with two on top and two on the bottom. The smaller squares are alternately yellow and black in color.  The flag is flown from a ship that is […]

Safe Boat Operations – Anchoring Techniques

Safe Boat Operations – Anchoring Techniques   An often-overlooked safety related operational procedure is the simple act of anchoring your boat in different sea and weather conditions. Anchoring must be performed correctly in order to be effective. In this Posting we will discuss the techniques necessary to properly anchor a boat.   The three basic […]

Boat Safety Equipment: Marine GPS

Boat Safety Equipment: Marine GPS When it comes to all the gadgets and gizmos you want on your boat, one piece of boat safety equipment you shouldn’t live without is a marine GPS. You may find it fun to “explore” the open seas on your own, without the need of technology, but let’s face it, […]

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