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2012 Videos of the Year: HMS Bounty rescue

We’ve reached our 10th video nominee in our search for the 2012 Video of the Year. In our final video, Rescue swimmer Daniel Todd tells us about the daring rescue of 14 sailors from the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: Cutter Dallas gunnery exercise

Our video of the year nominee today showcases the weaponry aboard Coast Guard Cutter Dallas in one of the last gunnery exercises this vessel performed before being decommissioned. The 2012 Videos of the Year began Saturday, with voting open through Jan. […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: Family of nine, two dogs rescued

The eighth video of the contest features a family of nine, along with their two dogs, and their dramatic rescue. The family was stranded in their beach home, surrounded by dangerous rushing waters during Tropical Storm Debby. The 2012 Videos of […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: Iced over

Today brings us to video number seven and takes us to the severe icy weather of Alaska. Crewmembers aboard the grounded fishing vessel Kimberly were stranded in Portage Bay overnight with their boat iced over. The 2012 Videos of the Year began Saturday, […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: Surf’s up!

We are past the halfway point for the contest, and today’s video takes us on a thrilling boat ride with the men and women of Coast Guard Station Coos Bay, Ore., as they train in the harsh environment of the Pacific […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: Advanced Helicopter Rescue School

We are at the half-way point for our videos, and today’s video take us to a one of kind training school, the Coast Guard’s Advanced Helicopter Rescue School in Astoria, Ore. The school places rescue aircrews in some of the most […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: I train so others may live

Our fourth video finalist highlights the dedication and hard work of Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaime Vanacore, a rescue swimmer out of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, as she shows us a morning routine of a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. Vanacore, along with Coast Guard men and women across America, train everyday, “so others may live.”


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2012 Videos of the Year: Downed seaplane

Our third video finalist features Coast Guard aircrews, along with state and federal agencies, rescuing two people from an overturned and partially submerged Cessna seaplane off the Monterey, Calif., coast. The 2012 Videos of the Year began Saturday, with voting open through Jan. 4, 2013.


2012 Videos of the Year: Lifeline

The second video finalist features a daring rescue as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer is lowered to a 47-foot rescue boat to medically evacuate a crewmember from the fishing vessel Ashley Nicole, approximately 45 miles northeast of Oregon Inlet, N.C., Aug. 13, 2012.


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2012 Videos of the Year: Mission to Nome

The first video finalist to start things off showcases the historic mission by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, after escorting the Russian tanker vessel Renda through more than 300 miles of ice to provide critical fuel to the isolated city of Nome, Alaska. The 2012 Videos of the Year begins today, with voting open through Jan. 4, 2013.


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