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Nav Rules and Regs Handbook (8/14 edition)

The .pdf is HERE. USCG NAVIGATION RULES AND REGULATIONS HANDBOOKThis handbook published by the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Standards Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC in August 2014, is a compendium of the: International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972  (72 COLREGS); Inland Navigation Rules (33 CFR 83), their respective technical annexes (33 […]

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Local Assist

This 28′ Sea Ray made it 25 miles from Sucia to just off the marina in Anacortes before the boat died.  He knew there was a problem with water in the engine.  I towed him in from just a quarter mile off the marine. Had he belonged to Vessel Assist the tow from Sucia to […]

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Short Haul

This 27′ Lurs was experiencing mechanical problems off Samish Island. In that they had watched me hip tow the 58′, 60k# Krogen the day before, they said they weren’t too worried about the I boat. I let them know each job no matter the size presents risk.

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On the hip

This 48′ Krogen had a raw water hose failure in Guemes Channel. While she is 60,000 lbs, “Retriever” our 22′ Hughes Craft (2,200 lbs) was still able to her to the dock.

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Towing derelicts

WA State Derelict Vessel Removal Program That’s not the owner, but my great deckhand Jason.  La Conner Rainbow Bridge One of the things that Assistance Towing Companies do is look for additional work.  Marine Services NW (Vessel Assist Whidbey and Anacortes) is no exception. The company has contract with Washington State to remove derelicts.  The fine […]

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Fuel problems

This 32′ Albin was disabled off the Anacortes Ferry Dock.  The ferry’s rescue boat towed him to the cove just off the dock at Ship Harbor. I picked him up and fought a 3.3kt Ebb in Guemes Channel, at times making only 1.8 kts. He turned out to be the uncle of friends here in […]

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