web analytics

Coast Guard Air Station Savannah crew members recognized for Golden Ray rescue

Rear Adm. Eric Jones, Coast Guard 7th District commander, and Master Chief Petty Officer Devin Spencer, 7th District command master chief, present Air Medals to Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Young and Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Newberg, both aviation survival technicians stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Feb. 21, 2020, in Savannah, Georgia. Young and Newberg, along with Station Brunswick and port partners, helped rescue 20 people aboard the Golden Ray, a car carrier ship, the morning of Sept. 8 after it was reported the vessel was disabled and listing in Brunswick, Georgia.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson.

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Coast Guard Air Station Savannah crew members were recognized Friday for their response during the mariners rescue from Golden Ray vessel.

Rear Adm. Eric Jones, Coast Guard 7th District commander, and Master Chief Petty Officer Devin Spencer, 7th District command master chief, presented Air Medals to​ Lt. Robert Mineo and Lt. Jeb Slick, both helicopter pilots, and to Petty Officer​ 1st Class Eric Young and Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Newberg, both aviation survival technicians.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson.

Jones and Spencer also presented Coast Guard Commendation Medals to Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared Blitz, an aviation maintenance technician, and Petty Officer Joseph Kelly, an avionics electrical technician.

Coast Guard members Mineo, Slick, Young, and Newberg, Blitz, and Kelly​ were instrumental in the rescue of the Golden Ray crew members, a 656-foot vehicle carrier vessel that capsized in Brunswick, Georgia with 24 people aboard.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson.

On September 8th, 2019, Coast Guard Air Station Savannah aircrews responded to the Golden Ray,​ one of the most significant cases of Air Station Savannah’s history. Before daybreak, they hoisted five survivors to safety, including the ship’s Captain and skillfully managed the safe repel of the pilot boat captain to a Coast Guard Station Brunswick small boat waiting below. After daybreak, with four crewmembers trapped still inside, aircrews conducted multiple sorties, delivering rescue personnel and critical tools to the disabled vessel by using its starboard side as a landing pad until the remaining 4 missing crew members were rescued.

All 24 people aboard the​ Golden Ray were rescued.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson.
Archive image: Coast Guard crews and port partners respond to a disabled cargo vessel with a fire on board September 8, 2019, in St. Simons Sound, Georgia. At approximately 2 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston watch standers were notified of the M/V GOLDEN RAY, a 656’ vehicle carrier, listing heavily in the St. Simons Sound with a total of 24 people on board; including 23 crew members and 1 pilot.
U.S. Coast Guard photo.
Archive image: Coast Guard and salvage crews extracted the remaining four Golden Ray crew members Sept. 9, 2019, in St. Simons Sound near Brunswick, Georgia. The crew members were transported by a Coast Guard Station Brunswick 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew to Glenn County EMS for further medical evaluation.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Brunswick.

-USCG-

Deja una respuesta

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada.

error: Content is protected !!