This sunny, but windy day, brought the Canadian Coast Guard vessel, the Caribou
Isle, to Port Stanley. While on a routine buoy maintenance mission, stopped at Port
Stanley's harbour to repair and reinstall buoys that had broken free, in and around
Today's windy weather turned this normally easy task, into a much more difficult
one because of rough water, with waves washing up on the boat's open deck. The crew
after finishing their tasks, docked the Caribou Isle in Port Stanley's Harbour to
check and secure equipment that had come loose during that morning.
The Engineer said that the open design of the vessel may lend a hand for loading
or unloading equipment in calm water. But in rough water, the flat Bow ramps the
water over, and onto the deck causing havoc for any personnel that might be on deck
working. These conditions can be very dangerous, and sometimes the crew just have
to wait for calmer seas.