Tag: Alaska

itCG-CGC Dependable and crew honored, fishermen rescued, search for cruise ship passenger

Yesterday, Coast Guard Cutter Dependable and crew were honored for their achievements during a recent 52-day patrol in the eastern Caribbean where they recovered drugs, seized vessels and detained individuals suspected of drug trafficking. In a time-honored tradition, five decals were placed on the hull of the cutter. Four decals of a marijuana leaf and

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itCG-three rescued after plane flipped over, maritime security, parasail incident investigation continues

A Coast Guard Cordova Aviation Support Facility helicopter crew rescued three men after their plane reportedly flipped over while taking off from the beach along Patton Bay on Montague Island, Alaska, yesterday. The three passengers escaped the plane without injuries and used a satellite phone to call the Alaska State Troopers for help. The Troopers

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itCG-two medevacs in one night, CGC Bear returns to port, communication is the key

One Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crew flew more than 560 miles in one night while performing back-to-back medical evacuations in southeast Alaska. Two calls for help came in at about the same time on Saturday evening and, after consulting with a flight surgeon, the crew launched to medevac the patients. One was located

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itCG-Alaska outreach, girl missing, Women’s Professional Soccer sponsorship, civilians awarded

Now through August 24, Coast Guard, Army, Air National Guard and Air Force personnel are traveling to several remote Alaskan villages as part of Operation Arctic Crossroads. This joint operation is an effort to integrate local knowledge with military expertise to meet Arctic challenges. Personnel are providing residents with medical, dental, optometry and even veterinarian

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itCG-CG and Navy joint exercise, storm preparations, carp barrier, rafters rescued, weekend SAR

Coast Guard and Navy resources will conduct a joint exercise in Cumberland Sound, Georgia, on Tuesday and Wednesday to test the Coast Guard’s ability to deter, detect and disrupt hostile acts directed at an escorted U.S. Naval vessel. To simulate a real response, Coast Guard vessels will use aggressive maneuvering tactics and fire blank ammunition

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itCG-amazing Alaska rescue, six pulled from water, 1,250 pounds of marijuana seized

Two men were found and rescued after they spent 52 hours adrift in the isolated Alaskan Aleutian Islands. The men had to row their 15-foot skiff away from danger and towards their larger 50-foot fishing boat for nearly 31 hours, ultimately using a makeshift raft to reach the larger boat and call for help. Coast

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