itCG-Hurricane Ida warning, Coast Guard Island, Willamette pollution, sailboat escort

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The Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew hoists a man and his dog to safety after his 42-foot fishing vessel is disabled due to rough weather conditions 50 miles west of Clearwater, FL. Click the image for video of the rescue.
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew hoists a man and his dog to safety after his 42-foot fishing vessel is disabled due to rough weather conditions 50 miles west of Clearwater, FL. Click the image for video of the rescue.
  • Guardians from Air Station Clearwater hoisted a man and his dog from a fishing vessel in rough seas about 50 miles west of Clearwater, FL. The Coast Guard is urging the public to monitor weather and ocean conditions before venturing out on the Gulf of Mexico due to dangerous conditions brought on by Hurricane Ida. Guardians are reminding boaters that hurricanes, storms or a depression can impact an area hundreds of miles wide.
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  • Guardians are preserving a military presence in San Francisco Bay. Once home to a massive Navy base and shipyard, Coast Guard Island is now home to the Coast Guard “Deepwater” modernization program and the new “Legend” class National Security Cutters, Bertholf and soon the Waesche. The new cutters will serve as flagships for the Coast Guard’s growing national security mission.
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  • Guardians from Portland responded to a gasoline and oil spill from a 24-foot craft that sank in a Portland marina on Sunday. Guardians deployed booms to help absorb the spilled oil and evaporate the gasoline. Coast Guard investigators emphasized that early notification of pollution incidents allows for the minimum amount of pollutants into local waterways.
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  • Guardians from Air Station Barber’s Point airlifted supplies to a 41-foot sailboat with five people on board caught in rough seas about 50 miles west of Hawaii after the vessel lost its rigging. CGC Galveston Island later arrived on the scene and escorted the back to Kailua-Kona harbor in rough weather conditions Sunday afternoon.
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