itCG – C-130 collision, border security, survival at sea, manatee goes home, haunted Eagle

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(File Photo) A Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft, similar to the one that collided with a Marine AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter, Oct. 30, 2009, is pictured in this Coast Guard file photo. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cindy Beckert. Click on the image to read more.
(File Photo) A Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft, similar to the one involved in a collision with a Marine AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter, Oct. 30, 2009, is pictured in this Coast Guard file photo. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cindy Beckert. Click on the image to read more about this incident.
  • Tragedy struck the Coast Guard last night. Guardians are actively searching for the nine missing people involved in a collision between a Coast Guard C-130 plane out of Air Station Sacramento and a Navy Super Cobra helicopter. The C-130, carrying a crew of seven, was conducting search and rescue operations at the time of the incident.
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  • Legislation currently being considered on Capitol Hill would expand the Coast Guard’s operational jurisdiction along the Rio Grande River bordering Texas and Mexico. Texas lawmakers are hoping to tap into the Coast Guard’s expertise in the areas of drug and immigrant interdiction to quell violence along the border.
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  • Coast Guard officials say that survival suits worn by two Cape Cod fisherman probably saved their lives. The two men survived more than five hours adrift in the cold Atlantic waters before being spotted and rescued by a helicopter deployed from Air Station Cape Cod.
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  • Guardians gave a wayward manatee a lift home yesterday. A Coast Guard cargo plane delivered Ilya from frigid waters in New Jersey down to the Miami Sequarium where he can be cared for and reunited with other sea cows. Ilya is a sea cow made famous by local media outlets as he wandered the Atlantic coastline over the past several months.
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  • Children in New London, CT were treated to thrills and chills as the Coast Guard Barque Eagle was transformed from training vessel to haunted ship for Halloween. Children of all ages were invited to donate canned and non-perishable foods in support of a local chairty prior to boarding the haunted ship. Click here to view video from haunted Eagle.
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1 comments on “itCG – C-130 collision, border security, survival at sea, manatee goes home, haunted Eagle”

  1. I was in the coast guard and my prayers are with the crew . t hopefully there survivers west coast seas are tough , but so are coasties and marines

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