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Shipmate of the Week: BM1 Michael Sanborn

BM1 Sanborn

The Coast Guard has eight port security units and each one is capable of deploying around the world within 96 hours to provide maritime and landside security to U.S. assets and personnel. The unit’s full-time staff – which includes an active duty lieutenant commander, gunner’s mate, machinery technician, yeoman and storekeeper – fills a critical role in the day-to-day life of the port security unit; they ensure the unit is ready to go when called.

School of the ship

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle

Cadets face a multitude of challenges when stepping aboard Eagle. Shipboard living conditions are tight, and all cadets work, stand watches and attend training nearly 16 or more hours a day, sometimes while feeling seasick. Other cadets faced overcoming their fears of climbing 147-feet high into the rigging.

Shipmate of the Week – YNC Stepheni Norton

Chief Norton

Port Security Unit 311 is an expeditionary unit responsible for providing port security in support of military or humanitarian operations worldwide, ready to deploy within 96 hours of notification and establishing sustained operations within 24 hours. The unit deploys on the frontlines of global operations but in order to get there they need support; that support is led by Chief Petty Officer Stepheni Norton.

Migrant Interdiction: Safety of life at sea

A crewmember of the CGC Harriet Lane rescues a young Haitian female who was embarked on an un-seaworthy vessel going from Haiti to the United States March 22, 2008. U.S. Coast Guard photo by OSC Joshua Tidey.

A smallboat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma bring aboard Haitian migrants interdicted at sea from a sail freighter south of Acklins Island, Bahamas in this file photo from 2010. Coast Guard crews rescue undocumented migrants who put their lives in danger by attempting to enter the U.S. illegally on grossly overloaded vessels. U.S.

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