Cutter Bertholf Vertical Replenishment Video

PACIFIC OCEAN – In this video, the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf conducts a basket hoist exercise with a HH-65 helicopter crew from Air Station San Francisco, Oct. 24, 2008.


Basket hoists can be used to evacuate injured persons and deliver supplies to the cutter while underway.

Bertholf, homeported in Alameda, Calif., is the flagship of the Coast Guard’s first new class of large cutters in 25 years.



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