Tag: cutter

Knight Island Port Crew: Guardians at Sea and in the Classroom

Students and faculty from Poinciana Elementary School in Key West proudly display the commemorative oar given to them by the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island Port crew Nov. 13, 2009. Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Elgammal (with contributions from Robert Hopkins) Responding to maritime emergencies and helping kids with their school

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Guardians of the Week – Crew of the CGC Dolphin

Since June, the CGC Dolphin has made two drug seizures totaling over 2,300 pounds of marijuana valued at over $2 million. The cutter Dolphin, an 87-foot Marine Protector-class Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB) based in Miami, is quickly making a name for itself as one of the fleet’s most successful drug interdiction units. Dolphin’s busts would

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Coast Guard History – LT Robert Prause & CGC ESCANABA’s Rescue Swimmer System

Although most people associate Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers with daring helicopter rescue cases, there are also Cutter Surface Swimmers and divers trained to deploy off cutters.  Training people to enter the water is necessary in many of our missions from saving lives to maintaining navigational aids to ensuring maritime security. This historical account below discusses

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