Tag: salvage

Clean-up crew: Facing aftermath from one of Florida’s most destructive hurricanes

Chief Petty Officer Paul Taylor, a marine science technician, oversees vessel operations at Pitts Bayou in Panama City, Fla. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Krug.

The Florida Panhandle experienced pure devastation from Hurricane Michael, Oct. 10, 2018. It ripped through coastal towns and made its way inland, driving people from their homes and leaving thousands without power and fresh water. Relief efforts from federal and state agencies, as well as local and out-of-state volunteers, responded to help displaced survivors. The Coast Guard set up an Incident Command Post in Miramar Beach, Florida, in an effort to remove environmental threats from local waterways.

Shipmate of the Week – Patricia Adams

Ms. Patricia Adams

March is Women’s History Month . In honor of the many contributions women have made to the history of our service, we bring you the stories of the female leaders of the Coast Guard. Today, we are featuring one of our civilian leaders who is tackling a complex maritime safety and environmental protection issue. The

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itCG-emergency landing, cleaning up the bayou, boats taking on water, search for missing fisherman

A Coast Guard boat crew participates in a tactical coxswain training course on the Thames River in New London, Conn., Oct. 21, 2009 (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. Berlin). Click on image to read a news story about the training. On Thursday, a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Detroit had

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itCG-Navy sailor medevac, 164 migrants interdicted, bridge closure, boat salvage

Yesterday, a Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City helicopter medically evacuated a Navy sailor from the USS Nitze about 30 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The sailor was suffering from possible appendicitis. Story here Coast Guard Cutter Bear located a dangerously overloaded and unseaworthy 40-foot boat in the Bahamas while on routine patrol

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