Merry Christmas and welcome to day five of voting for Coast Guard Video of the Year!
Last week we offered you a sampling of the top 11 Coast Guard videos of 2009. Now, it is time for you to vote on your favorites and help us select your top three videos.
Our fifth video features the rescue of two crewmembers from a fishing vessel on fire 10 miles off the coast of Long Beach, Washington, by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active and aircrew from Air Station Astoria, Oregon, and is narrated by Aviation Survival Technician First Class Michael Spencer who observed the rescue from his helicopter. Click here to watch the video and cast your vote.
The Compass blog will continue to highlight one video per day together with audio from a member of the Coast Guard unit involved in the mission through December 31, 2009. You can then follow the link to the Coast Guard YouTube “Video of the Year 2009″ playlist to use the rating and comment feature to cast your vote.
Votes will be accepted until January 8, 2010. The units with the top three videos will receive a Flip video camera to enhance their ability to capture and share imagery of their operations. For more on how to vote, click here.