Beach patrol, US Coast Guard Style


Petty Officer 2nd Michael Rushane (left) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Darryl Aldrich, Marine Science Technicians from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River‘s Incident Management Division in Warrenton, Ore., conduct a routine beach patrol from Warrenton to Seaside, Ore., Friday, Sept. 9, 2012. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’€™s Incident Management Division is responsible for overseeing oil and hazardous material clean-up on the Pacific Coast from the California border, north to the Queets River, Wash., and up the Columbia River to the Bonneville Dam. The IMD responds to more than 230 pollution cases annually. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Loumania Stewart

If the US Coast Guard allowed this for Active, Reserve and Aux. I wouldn’t mind PQSing Beach patrol in 4×4 ATV or a Mt Bike.  It would be a totally cool way to do summer beach patrols and even have more presence for the US Coast Guard. I also think it would get more Aux members doing Patrols whether from Sea, Air or from Shore side.