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  •  USCG National Motor Lifeboat School (10+ / 0-)
    The National Motor Lifeboat School (NMLBS) is a unique U.S. Coast Guard training center that operates under the Office of Boat Forces (Commandant G-OCS). With a staff of approximately 60 personnel, it serves as a center of excellence for the Motor Lifeboat (MLB) platform. The NMLBS provides "C" school resident training as well as MLB Readiness and Standardization assessments. We are located near the mouth of the Columbia River at Cape Disappointment just outside of Ilwaco, Washington. The area, known as the "Graveyard of the Pacific," provides the training grounds for Coast Guard personnel learning to care for and operate the 47 foot MLB
    trains there
    •  And not just US crews either, (3+ / 0-)
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      Ojibwa, RiveroftheWest, Kit RMP

      Other nations have been known to send their lifeboat crews to the NMLS for training. Not many all in all, but then they go home and train their local crews.

      Very brave folk, those Lifeboatmen (and women).

      And yeah, I know tarantulas don't really act like that at all, so no snarking, this is the internet damnit!

      by itzadryheat on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:21:39 PM PDT

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