USCG’s ‘dirtiest ‘ job keeps Puget Sound clean-KING NEWS


The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Henry Blake knows their job is one of the dirtiest around. The ship is a buoy tender and its 25-person crew is responsible for maintaining several hundred buoys up the coast of Washington. “You have hazardous materials, oil tanker ships coming through full of oil, and hazardous chemicals going through Puget Sound,” said Boatswains Mate Chief William Glenzer. “These buoys mark the safe channel or obstructions in the water.” When crews pull Buoy 10 out of the water, it’s covered in bird feces, mussels and seaweed. The smell is worst in the summer. Alison Morrow reports.

http://www.king5.com/story/tech/science/environment/2016/01/07/uscgs-dirtiest-job-keeps-puget-sound-clean/78438800/

 

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