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SEAMANSHIP QUIZ - May 2015

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute

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Grady-White refreshes the Express 330

Grady-White Boats has updated its Express 330 with a new cabin, helm and hardtop enclosure. “Reconfigured seating allows easier movement around the helm — the social center of the boat — and highlights our ‘surround seating’ helm concept,” says Shelley Tubaugh, Grady-White vice president of marketing. “The emphasis really is on enhancing the people aspects.”

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CATCH AND RELEASE

The Coast Guard cutter Alert was on drug patrol in the Pacific off Central America when it came across a pair of olive ridley sea turtles entangled in fishing nets. “Jumping into the ocean to free a couple of sea turtles is not something you wake up in the morning expecting to do,” says seaman Brandon Groshens. “It was a really great feeling as they swam away, knowing that we saved their lives.”

May 2015 issue

   

Shepherdess on the Benjamin River, Maine

Benjamin Mendlowitz photo

Camera: Nikon D800

Shutter speed: 1/320 second

Lens focal length: 58mm

Aperture: f/9

ISO: 200

May 2015 issue

   

Tough as nails but well-respected by all

Capt. Virginia WagnerVirginia Wagner was a pioneer among professional female captains during a 28-year career in which she logged more than 400,000 nautical miles. She earned licenses in two countries: a 3,000-ton Coast Guard license and a Class 4 Ocean Master license in Great Britain.

Wagner died of mesothelioma cancer Jan. 30. She was 58 years old.

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