Coast Guard stresses importance of snow removal, winter safety

Coast Guard stresses importance of snow removal, winter safety
Valdez Small Boat Harbor file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Terry Clark. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is encouraging boaters to remove snow and ice buildup from moored vessels, and to take safety precautions throughout the cold weather season. Accumulation of snow and ice on a vessel can reduce stability and cause sinking, property damage and pollution. Mariners should always wear appropriate...

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,...