Images: Nome Gold Dredge Safety Examinations
Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley
Holding a completed checklist, Coast Guard inspector David Borg successfully completes a full safety exam on the gold dredge Ophir and hands a voluntary dredge safety check decal to the owner and operator of the vessel. With a modern day gold rush booming in the waters off of Nome, Coast Guard inspectors conducted several months of informational outreach, which culminated in providing the voluntary safety inspections. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.