Featured Photo – Auxiliary Line Handling Teams

Monday, February 11, 2013

WEST POINT – Ice floes on the Hudson River near the South Docks of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.  Members of the USCG Auxiliary Line Handling teams met for training at the docks for the US Coast Guard’s inland ice breaking capable cutters that operate in the Hudson River.   These cutters include: 65′ Inland Small Harbor Tugs, 140′ Ice Breaking Tugs, and 225′ Seagoing Buoy Tenders all with ice breaking capabilities.   The Auxiliary Line Handling Teams (one for the Kingston, NY area and one for West Point, NY) are the first teams of it’s kind in the Auxiliary.  Photo by Auxiliarist Stephen Clark.

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  1. Bob Miller says:

    Ready to rock & roll!

  2. Tom F says:

    Great start for needed PR on what we are doing.

  3. Bill DeGraw says:

    As a member of the line handling crew, we were VERY much appreciated by the Coasties we assisted. Accessing the mooring lcations can be challenging for the crews aboard, since each dock is fixed at varying heights. The interaction has been rewarding and a great learning experience.

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