itCG-CGC Dependable and crew honored, fishermen rescued, search for cruise ship passenger

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  • Yesterday, Coast Guard Cutter Dependable and crew were honored for their achievements during a recent 52-day patrol in the eastern Caribbean where they recovered drugs, seized vessels and detained individuals suspected of drug trafficking. In a time-honored tradition, five decals were placed on the hull of the cutter. Four decals of a marijuana leaf and one decal of a snowflake represented the four marijuana and one cocaine drug seizures.
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  • A Coast Guard crew from Station Cape Charles medically evacuated a fisherman yesterday after he suffered a head laceration and other injuries while fishing about three miles off the Eastern Shore of Virginia. When Sector Hampton Roads received a call for help from the fishing boat, a flight surgeon determined a small boat evacuation was the safest method of getting the fisherman to shore for medical assistance.
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  • VHF marine radios sure come in handy during an emergency. Yesterday, a Good Samaritan boat rescued two fishermen who made a radio distress call for help. After receiving the call, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders immediately began an emergency broadcast, which was apparently overheard by the Good Samaritans who quickly responded and found the men clinging to their overturned boat.
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  • The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard are searching for a passenger who is missing from an Alaska cruise ship. Guardians are searching the ship’s 86-mile trackline from Ketchikan to Vancouver.
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