Light Special "Always
Prepared" is the motto of the U.S. Coast Guard, and it perfectly
describes a search wherein Lifeboat Station Juneau received an EPIRB
signal, launched its boat, and homed in on the beacon--only
to discover it was ashore. More to the point, the crew finally arrived
in front of a marine store, where a red-faced employee told them
he had inadvertently activated the unit. The Coasties were once
again Semper Paratus, even if the emergency was in aisle seven.
Power & Motoryacht’s Editor-at-Large Capt. Richard Thiel, who steered the direction of the magazine as Editor-in-Chief for 25 years, passed away recently. Now Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike shares memories of his colleague and friend.
Read what he had to say here. ▶