Coast Guard reminds mariners, harbor users of snow load

Coast Guard reminds mariners, harbor users of snow load
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard reminds mariners and harbor users to remove excess snow and ice build-up from moored vessels this winter. Accumulation of snow and ice on a vessel can create the risk of reduced stability and the potential for sinking, property damage, and pollution to occur. It’s critical for mariners to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment, including a life jacket,...

Coast Guard warns boat owners of danger from excess snow and ice

BOSTON- The Coast Guard is advising boat owners about the danger posed to their vessels by the recent and continuing snow storms and severe icing. The Coast Guard has responded to several incidents within the past week where recreational or small fishing vessels sank at their pier or mooring due to excess weight from snow and ice. With the accumulation from this week’s significant winter storm,...

Coast Guard reminds harbor users of snow load

USCG Photo by MSU ValdezVALDEZ, Alaska – The Coast Guard reminds harbor users to remove excess snow from moored vessels to prevent sinkings and the resulting cleanups this winter. Every year Valdez gets hit hard with snow fall. In years past, at least one boat per winter has sunk in the Valdez Small Boat Harbor due to inattention to the weight of a snow load or lack of proper maintenance. “Each...