Tag: medevac

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. Paul Johansen

It’s a story that sounds as if it were pulled right from the movies. High winds, rough seas, a rescue helicopter low on fuel and a crew determined to save a life. But the danger was real for the Kodiak, Alaska-based Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew on a mission to save the life of a cargo vessel crewman. In the end the crew gets the man to safety and the pilot earned a prestigious award for his efforts.

CGC Morgenthau rescues injured fishermen

USCGC Morgenthau rescues fishermen

Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau carefully transfer an injured fisherman from a Coast Guard small boat to the cutter after responding to a call from the fishing vessel Ventuari 1,200 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon Ray San Agustin. Petty Officer 1st Class

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Coast Guard conducts medevac while responding to Hurricane Tomas


Click on the image to watch a video of the Coast Guard medically evacuating an ill man from a container ship approximately 200 miles northeast of Nassau Bahamas, Nov. 5, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle. As Coast Guardsmen gear up and head towards Haiti to provide assistance in

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UPDATED: Kodiak aircrew medevacs injured crewman during blizzard

Everyone knows that foul weather is often the precursor to an amazing Coast Guard search and rescue story but every once in a while a particular case puts that into perspective. Take yesterday’s rescue of an injured fisherman nearly 100-miles off the coast of Adak, Alaska. Two helicopters and an airplane were deployed from Air

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UPDATE 3: Guardians rescued from downed helicopter

A U.S. Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk (U.S. Coast Guard file photo) Five Guardians from Air Station Elizabeth City were rescued this afternoon when their helicopter went down approximately 40 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah this morning. The aircraft was one of two Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopters on a cross country flight

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(UPDATED) itCG – Tactical boat training, cocaine seized, small boat medevac, boat fire rescue, fog closes channel

PHILADELPHIA – A Coast Guard rescue boat crew and a Philadelphia Marine Police safe boat crew conduct a tactical turn during training in the Delaware River near Philadelphia Dec. 11, 2009. The two agencies work closely with each other on training, search and rescue and port security for the Port of Philadelphia. U.S. Coast Guard

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itCG – Medevac, AMVER vessel rescues boaters, petroleum-based product spill, Flying Santa

This video illustrates the dangers of deploying a rescue swimmer and hoisting a person off of a vessel in 20-foot seas. This rescue took place on Saturday night when a Coast Guard helicopter medically evacuated a man off a tugboat about 54 miles off the coast of South Carolina. The 52-year-old man injured his head

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itCG-Free whale-y, collision investigation, CBP drone, cruise ship medevac

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration members remove line caught on a yearling whale in waters west of Molokai, Hawaii, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Angela Henderson. Click on image to watch video of the disentangling operation. Guardians, along with NOAA and Hawaii state DLNR officials, Sunday freed

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itCG-Missing boy, Rear Admiral first, diver medevac, Operation Safe Catch

U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101 and replacement unit MSST 91103 face each other in formation during a transfer of authority ceremony, Nov. 19, 2009. Coast Guard MSST units are deployed to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to perform maritime anti-terrorism and force protection duties for Joint Task Force Guantanamo. (Photo by

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itCG – Potomac River review, fisherman medevaced, 5 rescued from storm, new small boat, policy hearing online

A mother polar bear and her two cubs are spotted from the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea. The Polar Sea is transporting scientists to the far north in support of several research studies, including polar bear research. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns) Click the image to read

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