Coast Guard assists mariners in Caribbean Sea

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Coast Guard assists mariners in Caribbean Sea

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted 5 people on a disabled and adrift vessel 28 miles north of Cuba Friday.

Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback towed the 51-foot vessel “Family First” to commercial salvage near Key West, Florida where the crew will meet with the owner of the vessel.

Coast Guard District 7 command center  received a 406MHZ EPIRB for the “Family First” vessel Wednesday and requested  Air Marine support (AMO) who located the vessel and determined the nature of distress. The Diamondback  towed and took the vessel within 30 miles of Key West where commercial salvage assumed the tow.

The 5 people where on a voyage from Cancun, Mexico to deliver the vessel to the owner for further transfer to dry-dock in Fort Lauderdale. 

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Coast Guard, partner agencies search for 9-year-old boy near Panama City, Florida

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News Release  

U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: 504-671-2020
After Hours: 618-225-7866
Eighth District online newsroom

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for 9-year-old boy near Panama City, Florida

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a 9-year-old boy who went missing while swimming near Panama City, Florida Saturday.

The boy was last seen wearing green shorts.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at approximately 7 p.m. from Bay County Sheriff’s Office personnel of two missing swimmers, a 28-year-old male and a 9-year-old boy, who were last seen entering the water at approximately 6:40 p.m.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer recovered the 28-year-old male unresponsive.

Sector Mobile watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard Station Panama City 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin aircrew to assist.

The Coast Guard is still searching for the boy alongside Bay County Sherrif’s Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

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Coast Guard rescues 3 swimmers near Dauphin Island, Alabama

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News Release  

U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: 504-671-2020
After Hours: 618-225-7866
Eighth District online newsroom

Coast Guard rescues 3 swimmers near Dauphin Island, Alabama

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three swimmers caught in a rip current Sunday near Dauphin Island, Alabama. 

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a phone call at 2:19 p.m. from a good Samaritan of three swimmers caught in a rip current just offshore. Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew returning from a previous case to assist. 

The boatcrew was able to recover all three swimmers and transferred them to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Sation Dauphin Island. 

All three swimmers were last reported to be in stable condition.

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AFCEC, USACE partnership essential to delivering Installation of the Future

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Prior to Hurricane Michael’s direct hit to Tyndall Air Force Base, Oct. 10, 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assisted the Air Force Civil Engineer Center with two to four new military construction projects per year at the Florida base, ranging from $1.6 to $17.8 million. After 2018, that number multiplied more than tenfold when AFCEC turned to USACE to help with the challenge of rebuilding the base.

DAF Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The HEAT is on

Source: United States Air Force

The Hispanic Empowerment and Advancement Team, a specialized Department of the Air Force Barrier Analysis Working Group, was chartered to review and analyze guidelines, programs, data and other information for barriers to employment, advancement, and retention of Hispanic employees and applicants, and military members.

P-47 pilot honored on POW/MIA recognition day

Source: United States Air Force

Southward from Advanced Landing Ground A-6 near Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy, France, the P-47 Thunderbolt fighters pilots flew. Two months after D-Day, they were on a summer evening armed reconnaissance mission which took them to the St. Nazaire area, still occupied by Nazi forces. But before they found an enemy target to strike, the enemy struck them.

Airmen hone expeditionary skills at Rally in Rockies exercise

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Active duty, Air National Guard and Reserve Airmen gathered in Colorado and Wyoming for 22nd Air Force’s flagship exercise Rally in the Rockies Sept. 12-17. The exercise is designed to develop Airmen for combat operations by challenging them with realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum of operations during military actions, operations or in hostile environments.

CSAF Leadership Library: September 2021

Source: United States Air Force

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. presents three new additions to the CSAF Leadership Library: “All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy,” “Challenger: The Final Flight”, “A Short History of Russia: How the World’s Largest Country Invented Itself, From The Pagans to Putin”, “Laying the Foundation – Competition With China” and “Freakanomics Radio – Ep. 233 – How to be Less Terrible at Predicting the Future”.

UPDATE 4: Coast Guard continues to support Hurricane Ida recovery efforts

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UPDATE 4: Coast Guard continues to support Hurricane Ida recovery efforts

 

 

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to impacts to the waterways and assess the environmental threats across Southeast Louisiana Thursday, post-Hurricane Ida.

In partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), the Coast Guard is continuing efforts to re-open waterways impacted by Hurricane Ida in the areas of Bayou Lafourche, Houma Navigation Canal, and portions of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

Obstructions to the affected waterways are being identified and removed to restore the area to pre-storm conditions.

To date, 25 obstructions comprised primarily of fishing vessels, crew vessels, and offshore supply vessels have been identified in the Bayou Lafourche channel. Additionally, 30 submerged targets have been identified in the Houma Navigation Canal. Fifteen of those targets in the Houma Navigation Canal have been cleared or removed. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to coordinate operations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to identify and remove waterway obstructions.

The Coast Guard also continues to receive and investigate all reports made to the National Response Center (NRC).

Coast Guard crews are working to identify and prioritize threats to the environment and navigable waterways through overflights and surface inspections of areas impacted by the storm.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans oversees 1,082 total aids to navigation in their area of responsibility. Of the 1,082 aids, 384 have been identified as damaged or are offline to date as a result of Hurricane Ida. Aids to navigation teams have restored or have made temporary corrections to 277 of those aids, which is 72% of those identified.

The Coast Guard is working closely with the State of Louisiana, Environmental Protection Agency, and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, to respond to reports of pollution.

To date, the Coast Guard has assessed 2,259 out of 2,464 reports of pollution. Of the reports, there are:

  • 1,217 reports that have been closed or transferred to appropriate jurisdictions,
  • 326 reports where the reports were unverified as there was no remaining evidence of pollution on-site,
  • 602 reports where the Coast Guard is actively supervising the mitigation efforts that are being carried out by responsible parties,
  • 23 reports are under investigation by the Coast Guard.

These numbers will change as the environmental response teams continue to assess and reprioritize targets. Anyone who sees pollution is encouraged to contact the NRC at 1-800-424-8802.

Those who have uncompensated removal costs or damages resulting from an oil spill to the navigable waters or the threat of an oil spill to the navigable waters may be entitled to compensation from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. Please contact 1-800-280-7118 to see if you are eligible for a claim. 

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Coast Guard medevacs 90-year-old man from yacht near Betton Island, Alaska

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News Release

 

U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Alaska
Contact: 17th District Public Affairs
Office: (907) 428-4140
After Hours: (907) 227-9248
17th District online newsroom

Coast Guard medevacs 90-year-old man from yacht near Betton Island, Alaska

KETCHIKAN, Alaska — The Coast Guard medevaced a 90-year-old man suffering symptoms of a stroke from a yacht Thursday near Betton Island.

A Coast Guard 45-foot response boat-medium crew from Station Ketchikan with two South Tongass Fire Department EMTs aboard arrived at the 177-foot yacht Ice Bear, brought the man aboard the Coast Guard boat in a rescue litter, then took him to shore. He was placed in the care of awaiting EMS in Bar Harbor.

“We arrived on scene quickly and got this man to the level of care he needed thanks to our strong partnership with South Tongass Fire Department,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Espinoza, response boat operator for the case. “We routinely train for situations like this and I’m proud when our team comes together when it counts.”

Watchstanders in the Sector Juneau command center in Juneau received the initial request for the medevac from the Ice Bear at 12:55 p.m.

The response boat from Station Ketchikan arrived on scene at approximately 1:46 p.m. and took the patient aboard.

He was placed in the care of EMS at approximately 2:05 p.m.

Weather conditions at the time of the transfer included overcast skies, rain, 1-foot seas, and 13 mph winds.

 

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