itCG – Navy rescues sailor, ice fishing safety, grounded trawler freed

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Three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters stand ready in a hanger at Coast Guard Sector San Diego. The Sector is the third unit to have both the "J" model and the new "T" model helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.) Click the image to read more about the transition from "J" to "T" model helicopters.
Three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters stand ready in a hangar at Coast Guard Sector San Diego. The Sector is the third unit to have both the “J” model and the new “T” model helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.) Click the image to read more about the transition from “J” to “T” model helicopters.
  • Mere hours after the U.S.S. Eisenhower left Virginia for a deployment in the Indian Ocean this weekend, the Navy aircraft carrier switched course to come to the aid of a sailor in distress. Guardians determined that the Eisenhower was the closest vessel to the sailor and his best chance at rescue while an Air Station Elizabeth City helicopter traveled out to the carrier to pick him up. The Eisenhower made a similar search and rescue assist back in November.
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  • As record temperatures and snowfall continue to hit parts of the United States, many ice fisherman are taking to America’s lakes and rivers earlier than usual. But, the Coast Guard warns that just because a body of water is iced over doesn’t mean it is safe to fish on. Check back with Coast Guard Compass later this week for more on ice fishing safety, but in the meantime click here for some tips from Coast Guard District Nine.
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  • Following up on a story in yesterday’s “In the Coast Guard” (itCG), the fishing trawler run aground off the coast of North Carolina was freed last night and is being towed back to shore.
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