Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Our Boys In Blue

The USCG boarded us again... As usual, they turned out to be quite courteous and helpful. One young fellow pointed out that my engine room Fireboy fire extinguisher system needed charging... he was right.
The other Coastie kept Radar company while they went about their inspection.
Very nice young men.
These guys are really underfunded and an incredibly valuable asset to our country's defense. It's a shame we don't provide the support this branch of our Dept of Homeland Security requires to do it's job as well as it could be done.
Just in Morehead City alone on a sunny Saturday, these guys were in multiple emergencies at one time.

Then they left, we never slowed so the boarding didn't cost us any time.




  1. Huh. Drift Away has never been boarded. I wonder why? Could be the two pit bulls, I guess.

  2. We've been boarded twice in 15 years... probably because Melonie looks like a drug smuggler. Me thinks...