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Best & Worst 2001: “Always Prepared”
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By the PMY Editors

Blue 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.

This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.