Ice in the St. Clair River was light, we used this opportunity to take a tour of the
Risley. Our tour guide was Chief Officer Paul Beesley. Paul is well known on
this web site and a frequent contributor. He joined the Coast Guard in
1968 and is graduate of the Coast Guard College in Nova Scotia.
As Chief Officer his job holds many responsibilities
including running the deck department, commanding the Risley when the
Captain is not on the bridge and other ships business. Paul holds a
Master Mariners Certificate, the highest available.