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Coast Guard rescue 3​ people off sinking crab fishing boat

EUREKA, Calif. —​ The Coast Guard rescue three people after their commercial crab fishing boat, Sunup, lost propulsion and collided with the jetties while attempting to transit through the entrance channel in Humboldt Bay, Sunday. ​At approximately 6:20 p.m.,​ Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay​ watchstanders​ received a distress call on VHF-FM channel 16 from the fishing vessel Leer másCoast Guard rescue 3​ people off sinking crab fishing boat[…]

Coast Guard MH-65 aircrew rescue 3 from fishing boat near Big Lagoon

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. —​ A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew rescue three people Sunday after their fishing boat lost propulsion approximately a quarter mile from Big Lagoon. The captain of the fishing boat «Jeannie II» notified to Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay​ watchstanders via VHF channel 16 at approximately 2:40 p.m. stating their vessel Leer másCoast Guard MH-65 aircrew rescue 3 from fishing boat near Big Lagoon[…]

Coast Guard aircrew receive awards for rescue 2 firefighters of the flames

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew received the awards for rescue of two firefighters in a mountainside engulfed in flames. MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif.​ — Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, the Eleventh Coast Guard District commander,​ presented Distinguished Flying Crosses to Cmdr. Derek Schramel, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter pilot, and Petty Officer 1st Class Graham McGinnis, an Leer másCoast Guard aircrew receive awards for rescue 2 firefighters of the flames[…]

Coast Guard holds memorial for local helicopter crew lost 23 years ago

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif.​ — The Coast Guard honors the sacrifice of four helicopter aircrew lost at sea in 1997 off the coast of Cape Mendocino, with a live stream scheduled Monday at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt.​ The public is invited to observe the memorial on the Sector Humboldt Bay Facebook page, which is scheduled for​ 8:15 a.m. PDT. Leer másCoast Guard holds memorial for local helicopter crew lost 23 years ago[…]

McKinleyville Coast Guard unit highlights its first all-female helicopter crew in celebration of Women’s History Month

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — A McKinleyville Coast Guard unit is highlighting their first all-female helicopter crew (MH-65 Dolphin) in celebration of Women’s History Month, Saturday. According to Women In Aviation International, «while the amount of women in the U.S. Aviation Field is still small with women only representing about seven percent of the total pilot population, Leer másMcKinleyville Coast Guard unit highlights its first all-female helicopter crew in celebration of Women’s History Month[…]

Coast Guard aircrews in Humboldt Bay to increase flights during annual training

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. —​ Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay aircrews are scheduled to go through annual standardization training and evaluations flights from March 09 through March 20. Flight Standardization Instructors from the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Ala., will be arriving to evaluate aircrew flight proficiency and procedures. This evaluation will result in a significant Leer másCoast Guard aircrews in Humboldt Bay to increase flights during annual training[…]

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