Coast Guard Academy mechanical engineering cadets test out their rescue basket design at a local simulator facility, April 18, 2018. They have been prototyping a new and improved rescue basket, which could revolutionize the way the Coast Guard conducts search-and-rescue missions aboard the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Foguth.

Raising the bar in a single hoist

Coast Guard Academy mechanical engineering cadets have been prototyping a new and improved rescue basket, which could revolutionize the way the Coast Guard conducts search-and-rescue missions aboard the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters. The new design, which is roomy enough for two individuals to comfortably sit in the basket, allows Coast Guard operators to shave off precious time during mass rescue situations.


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2012 Videos of the Year: HMS Bounty rescue

We’ve reached our 10th video nominee in our search for the 2012 Video of the Year. In our final video, Rescue swimmer Daniel Todd tells us about the daring rescue of 14 sailors from the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: Family of nine, two dogs rescued

The eighth video of the contest features a family of nine, along with their two dogs, and their dramatic rescue. The family was stranded in their beach home, surrounded by dangerous rushing waters during Tropical Storm Debby. The 2012 Videos of […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: Iced over

Today brings us to video number seven and takes us to the severe icy weather of Alaska. Crewmembers aboard the grounded fishing vessel Kimberly were stranded in Portage Bay overnight with their boat iced over. The 2012 Videos of the Year began Saturday, […]


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People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 2

Last week we announced the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest and posted the first set of photos for your consideration. Every Monday for eight weeks, we will unveil another batch of photos as we count down […]


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Day 3: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Our third video features the rescue of two elderly people who jumped into the water from a disabled sailboat in order to be hoisted out of danger by a Coast Guard helicopter. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob Warner, the rescue swimmer, narrates the b-roll video. This case was Warner’s first rescue as an aviation survival technician.


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Post Written by Bob Hopkins Guardians from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevaced a 32-year-old man with symptoms of pneumonia from a 165-foot fishing vessel approximately 150 miles northwest of St. Paul. The man was delivered safely to St. Paul […]