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‘Lucky Eddie’ gets a new lease on life

CGC Edisto

Dismantling, removing and replacing a cutter’s main diesel engine is a job requiring teamwork, logistical coordination and planning under the best of circumstances. Replacing both engines at once doubles the complexity. Doing an unscheduled dual engine swap is a unique challenge the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Edisto and engineers from Sector San Diego recently tackled.

Cutter Edisto helps wayward sea lion

As part of the service’s living marine resources mission, the Coast Guard teams up with a variety of organizations to aid in protecting and responding to distressed animals, including sea lions. Such was the case for Southern California crews with Franklin, a wayward sea lion.

Coast Guard rescues Marine Corps aviators

An F/A-18D Hornet jet

UPDATE: The top picture was changed to an image of an F-18/D. An F/A-18D Hornet jet. U.S. Marine Corps photo. When the Coast Guard was notified at 10:15 p.m. last night that the U.S. Marine Corps lost communication with one of its F/A-18 Hornet jets approximately 85 miles southwest of San Diego, Coast Guard search and rescue

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Coast Guard seizes a ton of marijuana

CGC Edisto marijuana bust

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta Disco, public affairs specialist, and Lt. Ari Fitzwater, CGC Edisto commanding officer, contributed to this post SAN DIEGO – Click on the image to watch a video of CGC Edisto offloading a ton of marijuana seized 40 miles off San Diego last weekend. U.S. Coast Guard video by PA2 Henry

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