Coast Guard Responds to Drifting Houseboat

Coast Guard Responds to Drifting Houseboat

United States Coast Guard Photo

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Station Ketchikan deployed a 47 foot motor life boat crew to retrieve a drifting houseboat from the Tongass Narrows at 8:45 Tuesday.

After dewatering 1200 gallons of water the vessel was returned to its mooring.

This is one of many vessels adrift that the Coast Guard has responded to due to recent wind storms throughout Alaska. This situation is often the result of inadequate or infrequently inspected mooring procedures.

Mariners are strongly encouraged to double up and double check lines when severe weather conditions exist.

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