Drifting in the dark

Two Coast Guard members diving off Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, lost their vessel, along with their emergency position indicating radio beacon, marine radio and cell phones. With a flashlight and a filed float plan, the two were safely found and brought to shore after 4 1/2 hours drifting in the water.

Coast Guard Station Fort Macon Fireman James D. Sanders, Jr., returns from a training excerise aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat near Station Fort Macon, Friday, May 20, 2016.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Fireman James D. Sanders, Jr.

He’s only been on the job for eight months but Fireman James D. Sanders, Jr., exemplifies the Coast Guard’s core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty as was evidenced by his swift actions in saving the lives of five women who fell into the water after a pier collapsed.

itCG – 5 rescued from sinking boat, man overboard, tug sinks, Guardian profiled

Guardians rescued five sailors off the coast of North Carolina over the weekend after their sailboat began to take on water. A helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City and a rescue boat from Station Fort Macon arrived on scene to […]