Post Written by Bob Hopkins
- Click here for a photo from yesterday’s itCG blogpost on the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous’ offload of 107 bales of marijuana weighing roughly 2,500 pounds and worth about $1.6 million.
- Guardians from Coast Guard Station Jones Beach aided in a multi-agency rescue after a boat ran aground in a marshy area near Wantagh, N.Y. that left three people killed and four injured. Officials arrived on the scene shortly after the initial report was made and was able to locate all the boaters who were thrown from the craft at impact. The injured boaters were medically evacuated from the scene by the New York City Police Department, the Wantagh Fire Department and Nassau County Police Department.
- In this article, the Coast Guard Auxiliary is applauded for marine safety efforts in Mississippi. The author urges boaters to be mindful of marine safety year round, not just during boating season. With recreational boating fatalities on the rise across the United States, Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety classes are encouraged and are available throughout the year.
- A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 71-year-old man with symptoms of a heart attack from a cruise ship about 130 miles southwest of San Diego Saturday evening. The passenger and a nurse were safely transported to a local hospital.
- Coast Guard authorities closed 10 miles of the Mississippi River for three hours after a towboat collided with a bridge releasing six barges. Guardians recovered the barges and ensured no environmental damage before reopening the section of river between Jackson, MS and Little Rock, AR.