Fallen mast prevented sailor's escape from the elements. Airlift deemed necessary.
Seven people were taken to a local hospital, all passengers have now been accounted for; the captain is amongst the victims.
Let's take a closer look at the training needed to use some of the gear on SAR 1, along with how and why it is used on a search and rescue mission.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) says he is maddened by the fact that Coast Guard helicopters are equipped with night-penetrating Electro-Optical Sensor Systems, but can’t use them because of a “quirk in the federal bureaucracy.”
The Northwind, a 130-foot yacht built in the 1930s and thought to have hosted Winston Churchill, Jackie Kennedy and Princess Elizabeth, was found to be listing and taking on water April 14.
My unit of the RCMSAR had 87 calls in 2015, making it the busiest volunteer marine SAR station in Canada. It's a situation that motivates a tech enthusiast and advanced crew member like myself to think about better tools and procedures.
Coast Guard Station Miami launched MH-65 aircrews Monday to search for shipping containers lost at sea off of Florida's east coast. It is believed the containers were lost somewhere between Port Canaveral, and West Palm Beach, Florida.
The app is a gift to us from a grieving father trying to honor a son who was an enthusiastic CG Auxiliary volunteer on the path to becoming an active duty Guardsman.
“We have made a decision that we will suspend at sunset tonight,” said Coast Guard Capt. Mark Fedor, chief of response for the Coast Guard 7th District in Miami. “The decision to suspend was excruciating and gut-wrenching for me.”
A new Coast Guard study showed that the rules governing vessel traffic across Chicago’s electric fish barrier effectively address the risks posed by the barrier’s electrified waters.