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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[…]

Coast Guard assists 7 boaters 20 nm of Freeport, Texas

HOUSTON —​ Coast Guard RB-M and MH-65 Dolphin crews assisted seven boaters aboard a vessel taking on water offshore Freeport, Texas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a call on VHF-FM channel 16 at 11:40 a.m.​ from a boater stating their 26-foot catamaran was taking on water about 20 nautical miles offshore.​ The Leer másCoast Guard assists 7 boaters 20 nm of Freeport, Texas[…]

Coast Guard MH-65 rescue man 37 nm offshore Galveston, Texas

HOUSTON​ —​ A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew rescue (medevac) a man from a tanker vessel 37 nautical miles offshore Galveston, Texas, Sunday. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification at 7:20 a.m. from the captain of the crude oil tanker Caribbean Voyager that a 60-year-old crew member was experiencing stroke-like symptoms in the Galveston Offshore Lightering Leer másCoast Guard MH-65 rescue man 37 nm offshore Galveston, Texas[…]

Coast Guard HITRON history series Captain Richard Bates

Interview by: Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton.Edited by: Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton. In this documentary series from the HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron), Coast Guard spoke with Captain USCG (Ret) Richard Bates. Bates was the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) platform manager for Coast Guard headquarters aviation forces during the transition from Leer másCoast Guard HITRON history series Captain Richard Bates[…]

Coast Guard MH-65 aircrew rescue man 80 nm off Galveston, Tx

HOUSTON​ —​ A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew rescue (medevac) a man from a vessel 80 nautical miles south of Galveston, Texas, Friday. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a medevac (medical evacuation) request at 2:25 p.m. from the captain of the motor vessel Thor stating a 71-year-old crew member was experiencing tingling in the Leer másCoast Guard MH-65 aircrew rescue man 80 nm off Galveston, Tx[…]

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