itCG – Medevac, AMVER vessel rescues boaters, petroleum-based product spill, Flying Santa

[youtube QTRhvtt886E] This video illustrates the dangers of deploying a rescue swimmer and hoisting a person off of a vessel in 20-foot seas. This rescue took place on Saturday night when a Coast Guard helicopter medically evacuated a man off […]

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-Congressman gets underway, gasoline spill, volunteer for the Auxiliary

Yesterday, Congressman Himes took the helm of a Coast Guard 41-foot utility boat as Captain Ronan, commander of Sector Long Island, gave him a personal tour of Long Island Sound. The Congressman was able to see first hand what Guardians […]