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Coast Guard located 2 overdue boaters near Slidell, La

NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard RB-S, MH-60T and HC-144 crews searched and located two boaters reported overdue Thursday near Slidell, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified by New Orleans Police Department that multiple mariners aboard a skiff boat were reported overdue by a concerned family member. Coast Guard watchstanders then coordinated the Leer másCoast Guard located 2 overdue boaters near Slidell, La[…]

Boater fired a weapon at a Coast Guard MH-60T rescue crew

NEW ORLEANS— Coast Guard Investigative Service arrested a boater near Venice, Louisiana, Friday who allegedly fired a weapon at a Coast Guard MH-60T rescue helicopter crew. Coast Guard 8th District watchstanders initially received a distress signal early Thursday morning from an activated emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) belonging to a 40-foot sailing vessel approximately Leer másBoater fired a weapon at a Coast Guard MH-60T rescue crew[…]

Mission Commander (Ret) for the first HITRON Patrick Merrigan

Video by Cmdr. Ace Castle Interview and edition by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton In this documentary series the Coast Guard spoke with the Cmdr. (Ret) Patrick Merrigan who was the Mission Commander for the first HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron). Merrigan retired as a USCG Commander with 30 years of military service. He Leer másMission Commander (Ret) for the first HITRON Patrick Merrigan[…]

USCG MH-60T medevac cruise​ ship passenger near Chatham Strait

KODIAK, Alaska​ — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew medevac (medical evacuation) a cruise ship passenger at the entrance to​ Chatham Strait​ near Juneau, Alaska, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Air Station​ Sitka​ aircrew aboard an MH-60T Jayhawk rescue (MRR) helicopter​ arrived on scene at approximately 4 p.m., deployed the rescue swimmer,​ hoisted​ the 62-year-old man and a Leer másUSCG MH-60T medevac cruise​ ship passenger near Chatham Strait[…]

Coast Guard MH-60T crew medevac boy offshore Kotzebue, Alaska​

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac a boy after his vessel ran aground in Deering, approximately 60 nautical miles southwest of Kotzebue, Monday evening. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and landed near the vessel at 9:40 p.m., embarked the 15-year-old boy, and transported Leer másCoast Guard MH-60T crew medevac boy offshore Kotzebue, Alaska​[…]

Coast Guard medevac woman 95 nm of Southwest Pass

NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew performed medevac a 67-year-old woman, Saturday, from a cruise ship approximately 95 nautical miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana. U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans​ watchstanders​ received a call, Saturday, at approximately 1:30 p.m. from the ship’s doctor that Leer másCoast Guard medevac woman 95 nm of Southwest Pass[…]

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