itCG-half mast, helicopter rescue, missing pilot, fuel spill, investigation

Flag is lowered to half mast during a morning color ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Sunday Nov. 1, 2009. The ceremony was held in honor of seven coastguardsmen who were lost at sea when a Coast Guard C-130 suffered a mid-air collision with a Marine Corps AH-1W helicopter, Oct. 29, 2009. (Coast Guard photo by PA1 Bobby Nash)

Flag is lowered to half mast during a morning color ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Sunday Nov. 1, 2009. The ceremony was held in honor of seven coastguardsmen who were lost at sea when a Coast Guard C-130 suffered a mid-air collision with a Marine Corps AH-1W helicopter, Oct. 29, 2009. (Coast Guard photo by PA1 Bobby Nash)

  • Guardians from Air Station Astoria, OR responded to a 911 call and hoisted a man from the Nekanicum River on Sunday. An MH-60 helicopter successfully rescued the boater after his canoe flipped in heavy surf. Thankfully, Guardians arrived in time to rescue the man who was not wearing a lifejacket. Guardians warned that boaters need to take extra caution and wear proper protective equipment in fall and winter weather due to colder water temperatures. Click here for video of the rescue.
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  • In a follow up to an earlier post on the crash of a missing T-34 training aircraft, the Coast Guard has suspended an exhaustive search comprising 20,900 square miles with multiple ships and helicopters for a missing pilot. The search resulted in the recovery of one of the two pilots and aircraft debris on San Jose Island, northeast of Corpus Christi.
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  • Guardians from Yaquina Bay, OR helped clean up a fuel spill yesterday from a sunken fishing vessel. Coast Guard investigators from Portland are investigating the incident and working with local contractors to contain the leak and the spilled fuel. Guardians are concerned and focused on containing the spill because Yaquina Bay is a sensitive wildlife area and is home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
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  • The Coast Guard is reconvening an inquiry into the sinking of a scallop boat on March 24 off the coast of southern New Jersey that killed six. One crewmember was rescued. The inquiry was postponed in May, but in October Coast Guard and Navy divers retrieved new evidence from the sunken boat including the rudder. The Coast Guard reported that the boat did not correctly register its emergency radio beacon, which delayed rescue efforts. The investigation is ongoing.
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  1. Carl says:

    Great pictures from the US Coast Guard. Many of these men and women are true heroes who many times lay their lifes to save others.