Coast Guard recovers Point Saint George Buoy

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Chetco River in Brookings, Ore., tow the Point Saint George Reef Buoy into port.  The buoy was recovered approximately two miles from the entrance of the Chetco River after it broke free from its mooring.

SEATTLE – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Chetco River in Brookings, Ore., tow the Point Saint George Reef Buoy into port. The buoy was recovered approximately two miles from the entrance of the Chetco River after it broke free from its mooring. Station Chetco River dispatched two crews to assess the buoy’s position, condition and current status after it was spotted by the station’s watchstander.

Coordination between the two boat crews helped bring the buoy to port safely by establishing one boat crew as the safety platform and another boat crew to transfer personnel to and from the buoy to connect and disconnect towing gear.

Station Chetco River is located approximately seven miles north of the Oregon and California border and conduct rough water rescues, maritime environmental protection, maritime law enforcement, boating safety, and implementation of commercial fishing vessel safety regulations.

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