Coast Guard rescue crews assists fishing vessel 80 miles off Key West

MIAMI — Coast Guard rescue crews assisted the 40-foot fishing vessel Santa Maria, Thursday, after the crew launched two flares signaling their distress approximately 80 miles southwest of Key West.​ A nearby good​ Samaritan saw the flares and reported to Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders the Santa Maria crew’s distress. The good Samaritan stayed Leer másCoast Guard rescue crews assists fishing vessel 80 miles off Key West[…]

USCGC Joseph Gerczak conducts patrol to increase maritime presence in Pacific

HONOLULU — The USCGC Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) conducted a port call in Honolulu after completing the first stage of their expeditionary patrol in the Pacific to curtail illegal fishing and strengthen maritime law enforcement self-sufficiency with Kiribati partners. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak traveled from Dec. 28, 2020, to Jan. Leer másUSCGC Joseph Gerczak conducts patrol to increase maritime presence in Pacific[…]

Coast Guard HITRON History Series: Rear Adm. Donna Cottrell

The U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (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 capable of traveling over twice the speed of Coast Guard cutters. The Coast Guard needed a way to counter Leer másCoast Guard HITRON History Series: Rear Adm. Donna Cottrell[…]

Coast Guard MH-65 Kodiak aircrew medevac man near Dutch Harbor, Alaska

DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter aircrew medevac an injured fisherman​ Wednesday in the Bering Sea, about 80 miles northeast of Dutch​ Harbor. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew based out of Air Station Kodiak and​ deployed aboard Cutter Alex Haley, hoisted the man from the vessel​ Magnus Martens after he suffered a severe leg injury. He Leer másCoast Guard MH-65 Kodiak aircrew medevac man near Dutch Harbor, Alaska[…]

Coast Guard HITRON History Series: AET1 Kimberly Dechmerowski

In this USCG HITRON History Documentary Series, the Coast Guard speak with Petty Officer 1st Class Kimberly Dechmerowski, an avionics electrical technician. Dechmerowski and the first female gunner of Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron. The HITRON operations started as an experiment in 1998 to halt the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. Drug trafficking organizations Leer másCoast Guard HITRON History Series: AET1 Kimberly Dechmerowski[…]

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew rescue 4 boaters from Yamani Islets, Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska​ — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescue four boaters Friday from Yamani Islets, 27 miles south of Sitka, Alaska.​ A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the four boaters, a 50-year-old female, and her three children ages; 21, 17, and 13 from shore after their 15-foot vessel Leer másCoast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew rescue 4 boaters from Yamani Islets, Alaska[…]

Coast Guard assists sailing vessel taking on water off Charleston coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard crews assisted three people aboard a sailing vessel taking on water 37 miles southeast of Charleston coast, Friday. A Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and lowered a dewatering pump to the 42-foot sailing vessel, Tybee III, crew to keep their sailing vessel Leer másCoast Guard assists sailing vessel taking on water off Charleston coast[…]

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