Vandals Cause Navigational Hazard:
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis discovered a buoy sunk in the water with bullet holes this week near Block Island, Rhode Island.
The crew was conducting regular aids-to-navigation maintenance when they approached Clay Head buoy number 7 and found it submerged. The crew raised the 12,000-pound buoy and found 20 bullet holes in it.
Due to the extensive damage, this buoy was taken out of service for repairs. This aid to navigation marks a large rock three feet below the water’s surface. Ferries transit this route frequently and provide critical supplies to Block Island. Buoy number 7 is supposed to be a key navigational tool for mariners and turned into a navigationa…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Vandals Cause Navigational Hazard, Editor
VIDEO: Recovering Warrior Sailing Regatta 2017:
Interviews from the veterans themselves about what sailing has done for them, the USNA midshipman who look up to them for their strength and perseverance and the best shots from a stormy day on the water. Video published Apr 26, 2017.
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