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. 

The Risley's pilot house is fitted with the latest navigation, communication and computer equipment.

We head below to continue our tour, access to the different decks is through an interior stair case.

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