Coast Guard rescue 2 from vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain

NEW ORLEANS —​ A​ Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew rescue two mariners Thursday from a vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain.​ Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from a good samaritan at 11:47 a.m., reporting a half-submerged 20-foot recreational vessel taking on water with two mariners aboard waving their arms. The watchstanders directed Leer másCoast Guard rescue 2 from vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain[…]

Coast Guard medevac man from vessel 179 nm east of Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C.. – The Coast Guard medevac (medical evacuation) a 45-year-old man, Sunday, from the motor vessel Southern Shark approximately 179 nautical miles east of Charleston. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew transferred the man to Augusta Burn Center Hospital at 3:03 p.m. for higher-level medical care. At Leer másCoast Guard medevac man from vessel 179 nm east of Charleston[…]

Coast Guard rescue four adults from capsized vessel in Ossabaw Sound

SAVANNAH, Georgia. — The Coast Guard crews rescue four adults,​ Tuesday, from a​ capsized 50-foot catamaran near the entrance of Ossabaw Sound. An Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) launched and a rescue swimmer, with a dewatering pump, was lowered the catamaran, which was flooding at the time. The catamaran Leer másCoast Guard rescue four adults from capsized vessel in Ossabaw Sound[…]

Coast Guard HITRON History Series: Capt. Walter Reger

In this documentary series, we spoke with retired Coast Guard Capt. Walter Reger, he was the third commanding officer of HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron). Coast Guard HITRON operations started as an experiment in 1998 to halt the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. Drug trafficking organizations primarily used “go-fast” boats, high-speed smuggling vessels Leer másCoast Guard HITRON History Series: Capt. Walter Reger[…]

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