SN McLaughlin

Shipmate of the Week – SN Darren McLaughlin

“I was doing my job;” the words of Seaman Darren McLaughlin after he spotted four survivors clinging to debris in the water for more than a dozen hours. The rescue mission all started when the Coast Guard received report that a good Samaritan sailing vessel was on scene with a 50-foot fishing vessel which had become engulfed in flames and was partially submerged. The Coast Guard diverted multiple surface and air assets, including the Confidence, to the location to search for any survivors.