- A rescue helicopter crew from Air Station San Francisco hoisted a 55-year-old man with a hand injury from a merchant ship 35 miles West of Pacifica, CA, Nov. 2, 2009. Once hoisted from the 600-foot Liberian-flagged container ship, the man was taken to Air Station San Francisco, and transferred to an awaiting ambulance.
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- Guardians are working with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and a private contractor to recover a sunken fishing vessel. The vessel, located northwest of Egg Island, contained 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Guardians from MSD Unalaska reported a two-mile sheen near the area where the vessel sank and is investigating the incident. No significant environmental impacts are expected.
- Guardians from Air Station Houston medevaced two people injured in a helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico. The crash occurred after takeoff from an oil platform 75 miles southeast of Galveston. The pilot and a passenger were picked up by a nearby vessel. Guardians safely transported the men to Galveston for treatment.
- Guardians from Station Cape May, NJ responded to a distress call from a capsized boat located two miles south of Cape May Point. The Coast Guard crew rescued three people from the partially submerged hull. Guardians reported that the 32-foot vessel is being recovered.