itCG – National Security Cutter, fall boating, USS Eisenhower assists in SAR, veteran honored
Posted by Christopher Lagan, Sunday, November 8, 2009
The Coast Guard took delivery of its second National Security Cutter, CGC Waesche, on Friday. The National Security Cutter class is the flagship of the modern Coast Guard with multi-mission maritime security capabilities. In total, eight NSCs will be built for and deployed by the Coast Guard. Click here to learn more about the National Security Cutter.
The Coast Guard takes delivery of CGC Waesche, the second National Security Cutter, during a special "In-Commission" ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas M. Blue) Click the image to read more.
Fall boating provides New Englanders with a last opportunity to get out on the water before winterizing their boats and some of the best foliage views of the season. But, frigid waters along the North Atlantic coastline also pose a serious risk to unprepared boaters. The Coast Guard suggests fall boaters be prepared for adverse conditions by wearing survival suits like those credited with saving the lives of two Cape Cod fisherman last month.
Guardians from Air Station Elizabeth City received an assist from the Navy aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower in a search and rescue case off the coast of North Carolina. A Coast Guard helicopter landed aboard the Eisenhower to refuel and pick up a Navy doctor on its way to airlift three sailors off their dismasted boat 400 miles from Elizabeth City.
Service is a way of life for Coast Guard Auxiliarist Tony Mallia. The Vietnam veteran has been honored for his outreach work to boaters with the Coast Guard’s Auxiliary Achievement Award. Mallia’s work in public affairs on behalf of the Coast Guard is believed to have reached more than 250,000 boaters since January 2008.
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