Tag: Sector St. Petersburg

How long can you tread water?

Richard Weiss, a member of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 8-2, inspects a life jacket during a vessel safety check. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg. Written by Geralyn M. Ryan, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 15-8. While many boaters don’t think to wear their life jackets, most people also don’t

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The manners of our profession: remembering lives that ended tragically and too soon

Yesterday marked 32 years since the sinking of Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn. Twenty-three of the Blackthorn’s 50 crewmembers lost their lives during the Coast Guard’s worst peacetime disaster, and a memorial inscribed with the names of the crewmembers that perished now stands two miles north of the accident site. Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker, Atlantic

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Three lives saved from a three-minute phone call

Sector St. Petersburg

A Coast Guard 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg. A crew aboard a 25-foot response boat was responsible for saving three lives this past weekend, when a recreational boat began taking on water. U.S. Coast Guard photo. How much information can you gather in three minutes? This past weekend, Coast Guard watchstanders

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