Daring Rescue Off the Coast Of Maine Earns Rescue Swimmer Bravery Award (Video)
Petty Officer Michael Kelly, a rescue swimmer with the United States Coast Guard, will receive the 2019 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea
Ditch Bag Gear: Galaxy®-INFL8 VHF Inflatable Emergency Antenna
Shakespeare inflatable emergency VHF antenna, smart design with 3dB
Watch Over Me: the new CrewWatcher from Weems & Plath
This new device from Weems & Plath connects a waterproof beacon to your smart phone or tablet to keep an eye on all those aboard.
A Search and Rescue Boat's Critical Electronics (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.
Congressman Seeks To Cut Night Vision 'Red Tape' For USCG
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.”
RCMSAR And Facilitating Marine Rescue From The Cloud (BLOG/VIDEO)
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.
Search For Missing Teens To Be Suspended At Sunset
“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.”
Three Men Rescued From Sailboat Off Hawaii (VIDEO)
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.
The Daring Rescue of a Tsunami-Swept Yacht (VIDEO)
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.
Sinking of the Bounty (WEB EXTRA)(VIDEO)
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.