itCG-three rescued after plane flipped over, maritime security, parasail incident investigation continues

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  • A Coast Guard Cordova Aviation Support Facility helicopter crew rescued three men after their plane reportedly flipped over while taking off from the beach along Patton Bay on Montague Island, Alaska, yesterday. The three passengers escaped the plane without injuries and used a satellite phone to call the Alaska State Troopers for help. The Troopers then notified the Coast Guard. Click here to see pictures of the rescue mission.
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  • The Coast Guard continues to regularly perform security patrols of Staten Island Ferry boats. As part of the homeland and maritime security mission, armed Guardians routinely patrol the ferry terminals and ride the boats as they transit the waterway.
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  • Several Coast Guard units took part in this past weekend’s Pacific Commercial Fishermen’s Festival in the port of Astoria. The CGC Fir was available for tours and a Coast Guard helicopter crew performed a rescue simulation.
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  • The Coast Guard will hold formal public hearings tomorrow through Friday at the New Hanover, N.C., County Courthouse regarding the parasail accident on Ocean Isle Beach on August 28th that took the lives of two women. The Coast Guard is investigating the facts and circumstances relating to the incident and will develop conclusions and recommendations to improve the safety and operations of similar vessels. Click here for more information.
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