DC Outdoors/ Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment

This week on Door County Outdoors we were joined by Lieutenant Commander John Kaser and Lieutenant Jeff Dahl of the Unites States Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Sturgeon Bay.  We started our conversation by asking Lieutenant Dahl about their year round responibilities….[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/dahl1.mp3|titles=Lieutenant Jeff Dahl- year round responsibilities]The winter months are a very busy time of the year for the Marine Safety Division as they inspect the winter fleet of up to 18 U.S. Flagged deep draft vessels that “lay-up” at Bay Ship.  Lieutenant Dahl and Lieutenant Kaser talk about a few of the challanges….[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/dahl2.mp3|titles=Lieutenant Dahl & Lieutenant Commander Kaser- challenges of the job]They added that the vessels lay-up in Sturgeon Bay because of the size of the dry dock at Bay Ship.  A typical winter dry docking will last for 2 to 4 weeks per vessel and require 50 to 100 man hours of attendence by the MSD inspectors.  You can hear our full interview regarding the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment by clicking Door County fishing report.  This Saturday it’s a conversation with Andy Starr from Mercury Marine.

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