(UPDATED) itCG – search for navy plane, tanker aground, pirates on Lake Erie, sailors rescued

Sea Scouts float in the San Francisco Bay dressed in survival suits during the 15th annual Safety at Sea training held at Sector San Francisco on Yerba Buena Island. Click the image to watch video of Guardians training Sea Scouts in firefighting, cold water survival, damage control and dewatering..

Sea Scouts float in the San Francisco Bay dressed in survival suits during the 15th annual Safety at Sea training held at Sector San Francisco on Yerba Buena Island. Click the image to watch Coast Guard Channel video of Guardians training Sea Scouts in firefighting, cold water survival, damage control and dewatering.

  • Guardians are searching for a missing Navy plane and its crew off the coast of Texas. Air Station Corpus Christi has deployed a helicopter and jet while Stations Port Aransas and Port O’Connor have dispatched small boats to conduct a search for the single engine trainer.
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  • Coast Guard pollution investigators are keeping a close eye on a 570-foot tanker that grounded off the coast of Puerto Rico earlier this week and was floated and moved to a dock yesterday. So far, the double-hulled tanker hasn’t shown any signs of a leak, but the ship has been surrounded by protective booming while Guardians investigate the accident.
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  • The Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) has been called into investigate reports of pirates on Lake Erie. Two suspected pirates robbed a fishing boat’s cash and catch Monday night leaving the local fishing community wondering when the buccaneers will strike next.
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  • Guardians rescued five sailors when their boat sank during an annual sailboat race from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. A helicopter deployed from Air Station San Diego lifted the crew from a life raft 197-mile off the coast of San Diego and transported them back to shore. Clicke here to view of photo of the sailors being returned to shore. UPDATE: Click here for video of a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station San Diego rescuing five sailors from their life raft off the coast of California.
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