Tag: Station St. Petersburg

Response boats-medium prove worth across the country

Response boat-medium

The Coast Guard produced and delivered 174 response boats-medium, or RB-Ms, to 105 stations across 30 states and territories to replace its 41-foot utility boats, which were retired in 2014. Since the first response boat was delivered in 2008, coxswains around the country and their commanders have consistently lauded the response boat’s capabilities to perform the full spectrum of Coast Guard response boat missions.

Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014: Tuesday

Seaman Apprentice Andres Rodriguez, a crew member aboard Coast Guard Cutter Joshua Appleby, conducts hull maintenance on the Appleby in St. Petersburg, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. The Appleby is a 175-foot buoy tender home-ported in St. Petersburg. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Meredith Manning

Tuesdays week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014 features the work of Aids to Navagation team members, we honor a fallen shipmate in Long Beach, California, inventory of a new boat in Florida, ID card making in Honolulu and good ol’ hull maintenance on the Cutter Appleby

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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