Coast Guard boats damaged in high seas

 

It’s called the “last light bar check,” and the Coast Guard unit at the Chatham station does it every day’s end.

But this time a routine exercise would end with Chatham’s two $1.2 million rescue boats damaged and a Coast Guard jet, helicopter, 110-foot cutter and two patrol boats from Provincetown and Nantucket scrambling to rescue the rescue crews.

On Wednesday, investigators will arrive from Washington, Both of Coast Guard Station Chatham’s $1.2 million 42-foot rescue boats were seriously damaged while attempting to cross the Chatham Break in heavy seas. . The company that made the two boats, Safe Boats International of Port Orchard, Wash., has been awarded at least $145 million in contracts to build a fleet of similar vessels for the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard boats damaged in high seas | CapeCodOnline.com

Published by Hank Sibley Bluewater Yacht Sales

Hank Sibley hsibley@bwys.com Sales Professional Bluewater Yacht Sales Hampton, VA 804.337.1945 (Mobile) 757.788.7082 (Office) 757.723.3329 (Fax)

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