Coast Guard Tows Distressed Vessel near Illwaco

“Mariners should thoroughly inspect their vessels before heading to the ocean,” said Lt. Scott McGrew, Commanding Officer of Station Cape Disappointment. “Make sure you have lifejackets for everyone and things that expire are up to date like your flares. Check your vessel’s water tight integrity, check the weather, and check your radio. There are Coast Guard Auxiliarists on every ramp during Buoy 10. Take an extra few minutes and allow them to inspect your vessel.”