Tag Archives: Puget Sound

Special Notice To Mariners

Need to know how to contact the Coast Guard, either by phone or VHF radio?  Or what to do in an emergency on the water? Never fear, there is a FREE guide from the District 13 Coast Guard, covering these … Continue reading

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Where Are You In Puget Sound?

“Where are you” is a common question you hear on the VHF radio most any day in Puget Sound.  Sometimes the answer is a bit humorous such as “Puget Sound you idiot” or “A great fishing spot.” But sometimes the … Continue reading

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Is This Your Boat?

Listen to the Marine VHF radio most any weekend in the Puget Sound area and you will hear report of found Kayaks and Canoes drifting in the water with nobody in them.  When an empty drifting boat is found all … Continue reading

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Puget Sound Ferry, Tanker and Navy Ships Security Zones

Puget Sound has a large amount of vessel traffic and has very specific safety zones around whales and many types of ships.  All mariners need to understand and observe the safety zones. Washington State Ferries and other Passenger Carrying Vessels: … Continue reading

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Marine Sound Signals

This is a PowerPoint presentation I have given several times covering Sound Signals for the Rules of the Road in Puget Sound.  Puget Sound does have some Local Customs with sound signals and the Ferries.   This is a subset … Continue reading

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