How to prepare your vessel to survive a hurricane in the U.S. Virgin Islands
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How to prepare your vessel to survive a hurricane in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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Published by VITEMA, NOAA in [St. John, VI], [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Harbors -- Virgin Islands -- Anchorage,
  • Boats and boating,
  • Hurricanes -- Virgin Islands

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Edition Notes

Statementby Cap"n Fatty Goodlander for VITEMA, the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency
ContributionsVirgin Islands of the United States. Territorial Emergency Management Agency, United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Physical Object
Pagination26 p.
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13624195M

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