A team to call his own

Andrew Cortor, the son of Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Mark Cortor, uses baseball to overcome the challenges of being a military child. He was recently the only player from a Coast Guard family on the San Diego Destroyers, a team comprised entirely of children belonging to military families, during the 2016 Major League Baseball All Star Youth Classic.

Panga pursuit

The vigilance and dedication of law enforcement crews was seen firsthand off the coast of San Diego as U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection crews worked together to disrupt a drug smuggling attempt approximately 90 miles southwest of San Diego. After a CBP aircraft detected the panga with two people aboard, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector San Diego, a 45-foot response boat from Station San Diego and the patrol boat Coast Guard Cutter Haddock were dispatched to intercept the panga.

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Float plans: Safety can’t get any easier

I want to tell you about the most useful safety device available today. When you’re going through your underway checklist, this item should be the first and last thing you mark off. It’s simple and it’s free. It’s called a float plan. Essentially, it’s a “who, what, where and when” of your boat trip.