Good Samaritans are crucial force multipliers for the U.S. Coast Guard. With a single radio call, the Coast Guard can alert hundreds of vessels of a potential rescue case, requesting they keep a sharp lookout and, in some cases, respond to help those in peril.
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Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Rivera, an avionics electrical technician, receives his certificate upon completion of "A" school at Coast Guard Aviation Technical Training Center in Elizabeth City, N.C. Photo courtesy of Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Rivera. We often hear stories of exceptional acts performed by everyday people. The woman that pulls a passenger
Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara presents the Certificate of Valor to Alwin J. Landry, master of the offshore supply vessel Damon B. Bankston. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough. When the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon exploded and caught fire April 20, 2010, her crew fought bravely for first their
Edward Fillingham looks on as Rear Adm. Mike Parks reads the citation accompanying the Coast Guard Silver Lifesaving Medal. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen. Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen, Ninth Coast Guard District Public Affairs Edward Fillingham, a 75-year-old man suffering from Parkinson’s disease, didn’t have
Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Boes of Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, talks with students from Oak Park High School about the commercial activities of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach during a tour of the ports aboard a 41-foot Utility Boat from Station Los Angeles-Long Beach. The students are researching the effects of commerce on
Coast Guard Auxiliarists combined with a Good Samaritan in the rescue of a 52-year-old fisherman who had been missing since Sunday in the British Virgin Islands. The missing boater made his distress call on a cell phone Wednesday afternoon at which time Sector San Juan watchstanders diverted an Auxiliary aircraft to the scene to direct a
Coast Guard Fireman Olalekan Oyeyemi, a native of Nigeria, poses with Master Chief Richard Uronis after receiving his certificate of naturalization in a ceremony aboard the USS Intrepid. Oyeyemi currently serves onboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Reliance, homeported in Kittery, Maine. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Barbara L. Patton) Click
CGC Matinicus enforces a safety zone following a fuel-tank-farm explosion near San Juan, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad.) Click on the image for more photos of the Guardian response. Guardians are on the scene of a fuel tank farm explosion near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard has deployed multiple
Coast Guard Barque Eagle attended Sail Boston festivities this week. Check out these links for some great pictures. Here and here Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) is looking for a 40-50 foot speed boat that was driving recklessly on Niagara River near Niagara Falls last Sunday evening and did not stop for Coast Guard authorities.
After calling the Coast Guard for help on their marine radio, four people were rescued by Good Samaritans from their sinking boat about 30 miles south of Long Island, New York. The Good Samaritans overheard the radio call and diverted to respond to the situation. All four passengers were wearing life jackets and were not