Coast Guard buoy tenders to gather in Juneau

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The Coast Guard's 17th District is hosting the annual District Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau.

The week-long gathering is set to begin Monday. It will include vessels homeported in Alaska, Washington state, Oregon and British Columbia.

This year's event brings together the crews of eight U.S. buoy tenders and one Canadian Coast Guard buoy tender for five days of training.

KINY says the roundup will give more than 300 Coast Guard members the opportunity for training engine repair, buoy maintenance, safety equipment maintenance, first aid, personnel management and more.

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Information from: KINY-AM, http://www.kinyradio.com