itCG-Rescue, grounded vessel, helping return from Iraq

Christa Finch holds her son Luke who was rescued from an alleged kinapping by crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutters Crocodile and Kodiak Island Dec. 1, 2009. Luke, a 3-year-old, was located on a sailboat about 140-miles southwest of Fort Myers after his father allegedly kidnapped him from the Cocoa, Fla., area Nov. 28, 2009. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer Johnson.

Christa Finch holds her son Luke who was rescued from an alleged kinapping by crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutters Crocodile and Kodiak Island Dec. 1, 2009. Luke, a 3-year-old, was located on a sailboat about 140-miles southwest of Fort Myers after his father allegedly kidnapped him from the Cocoa, Fla., area Nov. 28, 2009. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer Johnson.

  • Guardians from Rescue Coordination Center Norfolk responded to a distress signal Wednesday evening from a disabled sailboat 100 nautical miles off Cape Lookout, NC. An Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130J Hercules aircraft crew located the vessel and a helicopter rescue crew hoisted one person from the sailboat early Thursday morning. Another helicopter rescue crew was on scene to rescue the remaining person on board.
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  • Guardians from Honolulu, Hawaii are monitoring a grounded fishing vessel near Kewalo Basin yesterday morning. Coast Guard crews established a safety zone around the vessel and reported that the situation is stable and there is currently no threat to the environment. Guardians are working with state and local agencies to ensure mariner safety in the area and remove the vessel from the reef at high tide.
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  • Getting home safely is the focus of this Guardian’s mission in Iraq — that is helping others get home. BMC Barry Natale, a reservist assigned to Station New Haven, Conn., has been in Iraq since August where he is serving with the Coast Guard Redeployment Assistance and Inspection Detachment (RAID) Team. The RAID team conducts hazardous-material inspections for Army units that returning home. Chief Natale is due to return home in June 2010. Until then his mission is the high point of his military career. “The mission of USCG RAID Team X is a singular one: To assist soldiers in getting home. It is hard for me to imagine anything more rewarding,” he said.
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