posted on May, 4 2008 @ 12:59 PM
Our Coast Guard is sorely lacking in funds and has been for 50 years. They are treated like second class and have been in a state of disaray for 30.
The equipment is kept up by fantastic men who have little or nothing to work with. Parts and servicesv nearly non-existant. Since 911 it has been
payed lip service but nothing has realy changed. Out fishing fleet and our pleasure boating comunity is under great stress as to safety concerns. It
needs real, intense, upgrading fast. Its a shame and not something we can continue to ignore!