itCG-CG intercepts plane, PSU training, boat grounds on CG base, search and rescue

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  • Two Coast Guard helicopters scrambled to intercept a small plane when it breached restricted airspace. The helicopters escorted the plane to the nearest airport where it was greeted by U.S. Secret Service agents for investigation. Apparently, the pilot was a student who checked the plane out from a club in Pennsylvania.
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  • Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 in Everett, Washington, conducted training off the coast yesterday. Crews practiced high-speed tactical boat operations and firing weapons using blank ammunition.
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  • I guess if you are going to run aground, put a hole in your boat and start taking on water, the best place to do it near Coast Guard rescue resources. A 42-foot boat did just that when it ran aground on the Coast Guard base on Kodiak, Alaska, yesterday. The boat’s crew and Coast Guard resources were able to repair and refloat the boat without further incident.
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  • A man capsized his 14-foot boat trying to reel in a 130-pound ahi tuna about 10 miles off the West Coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Luckily, the man grabbed a life jacket as it floated free, but he was left clinging to the hull of the boat for about 17 hours until being found by a Coast Guard helicopter. Although distress situations like these cannot be predicted, mariners can prepare for them. Carrying communications gear in a waterproof, buoyant bag is ideal. Beyond a VHF radio, a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) can be worn attached to the body and activated in an emergency.
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  • Two other men off Newport, Oregon, were not as lucky as the aforementioned fisherman. The men called the Coast Guard for help because they were lost in the fog, but shortly after the call was made their overturned boat washed ashore. Tragically, Guardians later found the men unresponsive in the water.
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