Mention drowning and we all tend to envision a person in the water waving his hands, splashing and screaming for help. That’s not even remotely close to what a drowning person looks like, writes Mario Vittone in this week’s Lifelines: Safety And Rescue At Sea blog.
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.”
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.
From the ash of terrorism, sprang the largest seaborne rescue in human history. All selflessly carried out by everyday boat owners.
“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.”
The Coast Guard said three men were safely aboard a container ship en route to Honolulu after spending 24 hours battling the effects of Hurricane Julio aboard a disabled sailboat 414 miles northeast of Oahu on Monday.
Treat your cruiser like its a part of the family? When the tsunami hit northeast Japan in 2011, a Bertram 57 named Golden Bay was washed out to sea. Here the story and watch the video of how the owner risked life and limb to rescue her.
In the aftermath, the ship and two of her crew (including Walbridge) were lost as the vessel floundered off the mid-Atlantic coast. Click the video below to watch first-hand footage of the rescue of the Bounty's surviving crew members taken from the USCG helo.