As one of the Coast Guard’s surf stations, Station Noyo River faces the full gamut of challenges every day. Located along California’s north coast, 150 miles north of San Francisco, their proximity to the Pacific and rugged coastline offers picturesque views and is home to some dramatic rescues. A recent rescue showcased just how demanding their rescue missions can be.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Flemming form Coast Guard Station Galveston uses a boat hook to pull the unit's "Oscar" closer to the rescue boat. Photo by Petty Oficer 3rd Class Mario Romero. Have you ever met one of our most important Guardians, Oscar? He is about 120-pounds, usually wears a mustang suit and works
Click the image for a higher resolution photo These are some of the best shots I have seen lately of a 47-foot motor lifeboat riding in the surf. Station Bodega Bay crew took advantage of the early season swell that brought consistent 15-foot surf to the area last Saturday to conduct training in preparation to
A Coast Guard helicopter and small boat crew in South Texas responded to a boat taking on water about 30 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Guardians were able to pass a pump to the boat to control flooding and then boarded the vessel to patch the 2-inch hole, ultimately saving the boat from
Yes, the Coast Guard is up on the Great Lakes too. Yesterday, a helicopter from Air Station Traverse City and a small boat from Station Alpena worked together to airlift a crewman 26 nautical miles offshore in Lake Huron. An interesting tidbit, Station Alpena is operated by Coast Guard Auxiliary. Story here Coast Guard is
GULFPORT, Miss. (Sept, 6, 2005) Coast Guard Station Gulfport Mississippi after it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. USCG photo by Lt.j.g Earl Lingerfelt. Station Gulfport had a ribbon cutting as it returned to the waterfront after being completely destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.Story here I have been lucky enough to meet with the crew members of