Coast Guard urges Pacific Northwest mariners to secure, label paddlecraft

Coast Guard urges Pacific Northwest mariners to secure, label paddlecraft
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard is urging paddlecraft owners to properly secure and label their vessels after responding to two unmanned-adrift vessel cases Tuesday evening. Coast Guard crews treat every unmanned-adrift vessel as a search and rescue case and immediately launch a search for potential mariners in distress. “Every unmanned-adrift vessel is treated as a potential distress situation,...