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Old 07-26-2008
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xort, it sounds like your USCG District Commander has some loose screws. If his crew let a boat go up on the rocks, odds are there will be a fuel spill and other damages. Damages which the USCG is supposed to be PREVENTING, not just responding to.

There's a fine line you can usually walk with the boat crews, though. "I've got my arm stuck under the prop shaft behind the engine, it must have slipped, I can't be extracted from the boat." Now, they've got justification to tow the boat to safety, regardless of what the man upstairs has said.

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