Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S.C.G Dive Team, U.S. Army Dive Team and the Canadian Coast Guard participate in the annual Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S.C.G Dive Team, U.S. Army Dive Team and the Canadian Coast Guard participate in the annual Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Canadian Coast Guardsmen triumph in Buoy Tender Olympics

The inter-vessel competition was fierce.

Coast Guard Station Juneau’s annual Buoy Tender Roundup wrapped in a inter-vessel victory for the CCGS Bartlett, beating out USCGC Kukui, USCGC Henry Blake, and the combined Army/Coast Guard diver team.

Events included a tug-of-war, a survival swim relay, a cook-off and others. The competitions were part of the Buoy Tender Olympics, a way for the ship crews to test their skills against each other in a series of games. With the Roundup over, the ships will depart Station Juneau and return to their home ports.


• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 523-2271 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.


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