Betty C

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Crew of F/V Cape Ferret

Good Samaritans are crucial force multipliers for the U.S. Coast Guard. With a single radio call, the Coast Guard can alert hundreds of vessels of a potential rescue case, requesting they keep a sharp lookout and, in some cases, respond to help those in peril.


Jonathan Rivera

Sean Kingston rescued by off-duty Coast Guardsman

We often hear stories of exceptional acts performed by everyday people. The woman that pulls a passenger from a burning car seconds before it bursts into flames. Or the man who resuscitates an unconscious individual just when you think there […]


NEW ORLEANS -- Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O'Hara, vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, presents the Certificate of Valor to Alwin J. Landry, master of the offshore supply vessel Damon B. Bankston, during an awards ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, April 15, 2011. The Coast Guard recognized Landry and his crew for their efforts, which assisted Coast Guard helicopter crews with the rescue of 115 individuals from the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough.

Good Samaritans recognized for Deepwater Horizon rescues

When the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon exploded and caught fire April 20, 2010, her crew fought bravely for first their vessel, then their lives and those of their shipmates. The surviving crewmembers were rescued by a rapid and […]


Fillingham wearing his Coast Guard Silver Lifesaving Medal. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen.

75-year-old man awarded Silver Lifesaving Medal

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen, Ninth Coast Guard District Public Affairs Edward Fillingham, a 75-year-old man suffering from Parkinson’s disease, didn’t have a plan when he sprung into action on a chilly day in April 2009 and […]


itCG – rescue underway, public service awards, aviators honored, Coast Guard cities

The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba was deployed last night to investigate a distress call from a Gloucester lobster boat disabled approximately 200-miles offshore. The boat, whose engines wouldn’t start, was facing 40 mph winds and 11-16 foot seas with a […]


itCG – Auxiliary to the rescue, vessel leaking oil, whirlpool diving

[youtube ssJURo8WqQA] Coast Guard Auxiliarists combined with a Good Samaritan in the rescue of a 52-year-old fisherman who had been missing since Sunday in the British Virgin Islands. The missing boater made his distress call on a cell phone Wednesday […]


itCG – Guardian becomes a citizen, capsized boaters rescued, cruise ship assists SAR, scholarship honors Rescue 1363

Guardians rescued two men from a capsized boat six miles off the shore of Fort Lauderdale Sunday afternoon. A small boat from Station Fort Lauderdale and a helicopter from Air Station Miami were deployed to locate the boat when it […]


itCG – oil fire rages in Puerto Rico, mysterious oil spill in SC, rescues off NJ and Delaware

Guardians are on the scene of a fuel tank farm explosion near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard has deployed multiple assets to provide a safety and security zone as the fire is brought under control. While no major […]


itCG-Eagle visits Boston, CGIS asks public for help, busy weekend on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard Barque Eagle attended Sail Boston festivities this week. Check out these links for some great pictures. Here and here Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) is looking for a 40-50 foot speed boat that was driving recklessly on Niagara […]


itCG-four rescued, barge stuck in the mud, Louisville Urban League

After calling the Coast Guard for help on their marine radio, four people were rescued by Good Samaritans from their sinking boat about 30 miles south of Long Island, New York. The Good Samaritans overheard the radio call and diverted […]


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