SAR Math

Search + Rescue = Math

Just how does the Coast Guard find a person in the vast ocean with not much more to go on than a radio mayday call? It takes training, experience and… math. Recently, search and rescue coordinators in the 17th Coast […]


itCG – Guardians unveil flag before Seahawks game, search for plane suspended, Lake Champlain safety, CGA centennial celebration

The Coast Guard suspended the search yesterday for two men who were onboard a Piper PA-27 aircraft that apparently went down around Plana Cays, Bahamas, early last Thursday. Not long after the men left Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport en route […]


itCG – 10-foot wreath donated, search for missing fishermen, ice rescue training, top 10 countdown

You can also watch the above video in the Coast Guard Visual Information Gallery (CGVI) here. Similar to the rescue mentioned yesterday on the Compass, an EPIRB helped save the life of one person off the coast of New Jersey […]


itCG-half mast, helicopter rescue, missing pilot, fuel spill, investigation

Guardians from Air Station Astoria, OR responded to a 911 call and hoisted a man from the Nekanicum River on Sunday. An MH-60 helicopter successfully rescued the boater after his canoe flipped in heavy surf. Thankfully, Guardians arrived in time […]


itCG-emergency landing, cleaning up the bayou, boats taking on water, search for missing fisherman

On Thursday, a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Detroit had to make an emergency landing in Alpena, Michigan, while on its way to the hospital to transfer a fisherman who was suffering with heart attack symptoms. The helicopter experienced […]


itCG-Naval exercises, boater found, fisherman search, Dominican repatriation, buoy removal

Semper Paratus is the guiding principle behind a joint exercise featuring Coast Guard, Navy and Canadian forces along the Washington Coast and in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The exercise is aimed at strengthening relationships and preparedness between U.S. […]


itCG-paddlewheel boat accident, cliff fall, Lake Pontchartrain SAR

Coast Guard officials are investigating an incident that occurred yesterday afternoon just north of Louisville, Kentucky, off the Ohio River in Harrods Creek involving a paddlewheel boat. At least four passengers were injured on the Belle of Louisville when wind […]


itCG-SAR Controllers help rescue man, CGA football in the spotlight, security zone amendment, missing fishermen

When a 911 dispatcher called Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders to report a man was clinging to the hull of his capsized vessel, Guardians began to correlate his position based on their local area familiarization and his reported location. […]


itCG-cancer stricken boys ride CGC, search for aircraft, abandoned car on bridge

Ten boys battling cancer were treated to a day out and a trip on the Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb yesterday. Guradians in the San Francisco area joined with the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital to plan a day where the […]


itCG-freight container mishap, two missing boaters located in the water, two boat ejections

Coast Guard is investigating an incident where two containers dislodged from a vessel and fell onto a tank barge at the Port of Los Angeles. Luckily, there were no injuries and no environmental impact as a result of the incident. […]


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