itCG – watch 1705 memorial, school ferry BUI, tactical training, hazardous duty

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Video of CGC Valiant offloading five tons of cocaine seized during a 30-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. (Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen.) Click here to read more.

  • Later today, Air Station Sacramento will host a memorial service to honor the ¬†Guardians of Rescue 1705 who went missing after their C-130 and a Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter collided over the Pacific Ocean last week. The Coast Guard will stream the ceremony live over the Internet. Click here to watch the memorial service at 11 a.m. PST/ 2 p.m. EST.
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  • Guardians detained a school ferry boat driver earlier this week for suspected boating under the influence when the ferry was spotted operating erratically. The operator of the 60-foot ferry was transporting children from Smith Island on the Chesapeake Bay to their school on the Bay’s eastern shore.
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  • Guardians at Coast Guard Sector Charleston are hosting a boat tactics training program for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The training is designed to standardize and share best practices on how to safely conduct pursuits on the water.
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  • The Coast Guard is probably best known for its search and rescue operations. Glorified for its heroism in films like “The Guardian,” SAR is also one of the Coast Guard’s most dangerous missions. One California radio station highlights the Guardians of Air Station Sacramento, who put the danger aside and head out on missions everyday to protect the public.
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