From the Bridge Wing 11-18-13

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Today in Coast Guard History

1953 – Heavy rains in the Coquile, Coos, and Willamette River Valleys of western Oregon caused flooding of the lowland areas and isolation of some towns through the blocking of highways by slides and high water, necessitating the evacuation of families and livestock. A Coast Guard relief detail of boats, men, and aircraft participated in relief assistance measures, cooperating with the Red Cross and civil authorities.

1999 – The 605-foot Russian freighter Sergo Zakariadze, loaded with a cargo of cement dust, ran aground at the entrance to San Juan harbor, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard Strike Team, MSO San Juan, Greater Antilles Section, among others, responded to the accident.

Elsewhere

Coast Guard officer in charge has varied skill set – Star Beacon

David Phillips has not seen the Hollywood hit movie “Captain Phillips” but has lived many of his own exciting times on the high seas.

Phillips, chief petty officer and officer in charge at the Ashtabula Coast Guard station, has served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard for 22 years and now is the man in charge of the Ashtabula station.

Video

Thankless Jobs
Official Coast Guard commercial. There are a lot of thankless jobs out there, being in the Coast Guard isn’t one of them.

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