Small craft operators not putting a p...

Small craft operators not putting a priority on safety, experts say

There are 3 comments on the www.ctpost.com story from May 25, 2010, titled Small craft operators not putting a priority on safety, experts say. In it, www.ctpost.com reports that:

Mayor John Harkins walks with his Chief of Staff, Adam Bauer , and Assistant Fire Chief Dan Ross , as they view the Stratford Police Department's new boat Monday, May 24th, 2010, in Stratford, Conn.

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waste

Brooklyn, NY

#1 May 26, 2010
Looks like the town spent alot of money on boats. The overtime will far exceed the boat costs. Isn't that what the coast guard does? They are professional career people, not fly by night boating wannabes who are more interested in going to breakfast & lunch than boating safety.
Pollyana

United States

#2 May 26, 2010
waste wrote:
Looks like the town spent alot of money on boats. The overtime will far exceed the boat costs. Isn't that what the coast guard does? They are professional career people, not fly by night boating wannabes who are more interested in going to breakfast & lunch than boating safety.
Umm... No. For the last 10 years the USCG has been diverted to Homeland Security and drug interdiction functions. District one (that's us) covers over 2,000 miles of shoreline. Given that also includes the ports of New York and Boston, how quickly do you think you would get a response from the Coast Guard of a PIW off say, Remington Gun Club or Long Beach?

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#3 May 27, 2010
Pollyana wrote:
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Umm... No. For the last 10 years the USCG has been diverted to Homeland Security and drug interdiction functions. District one (that's us) covers over 2,000 miles of shoreline. Given that also includes the ports of New York and Boston, how quickly do you think you would get a response from the Coast Guard of a PIW off say, Remington Gun Club or Long Beach?
Thank you for that information...too many misinformed, ostrich minded, do nothing,armchair critics..Great of you to set the record straight for those who fit the aforementioned categories..Thanks again for the info!

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