Coast Guard urges mariners to prepare for Tropical Storm Gordon
NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility and adjusting port conditions along the Gulf Coast in preparation for Tropical Storm Gordon.
In a Monday afternoon release, the Coast Guard issued the following tips for mariners.
-The Coast Guard urges all mariners to continuously monitor local and national weather sources and avoid coastal areas that may be impacted by the storm.
-Owners of large boats are urged to move their vessels to inland marinas where they will be less vulnerable to breaking free of their moorings or sustaining damage.
-Trailer-able boats should be pulled from the water, tied securely to trailers, and stored in places not prone to flooding.
-Those who are leaving their boats in the water are reminded to update their Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registration, and secure EPIRBs safely to vessels prior to a major storm. These devices often float free from vessels in marinas or at docks during hurricanes and signal a distress when there is none.
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