Coast Guard Cutter ASPEN recovers missing sea buoy

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Approach Lighted Whistle Buoy SF, commonly known as the “Sea Buoy” was recovered by the Coast Guard Cutter ASPEN this afternoon.

The buoy was found on the sea floor in its assigned position, still attached to its mooring. The buoy was lifted onto the deck of the ASPEN, and will be brought back to San Francisco for repairs. A replacement buoy has been set in place and is watching properly.

A Coast Guard investigation on how this incident occurred pends.

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