From the Bridge Wing 11-27-13

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Today in Coast Guard History

1883 – The schooner Maggie W. Willard with a crew of five men struck on Sea Horse Rock about two miles west of the Crumple Island Station (First District) on the coast of Maine at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. She was discovered by the station crew, who offered assistance. Finding the vessel in a very dangerous position and leaking the crew’s effects were saved and they were taken to the station. All efforts to get the vessel off failed. That night the schooner drove over the reef and sunk in deep water, becoming a total loss..

Blogs

Adm.Papp visits Emerald Isle partners – Coast Guard Compass

During an official visit to Ireland last week, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp met with maritime leaders from the Irish Coast Guard, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Irish Naval Service and Irish Air Corps to gain insights into how they work together with other agencies to ensure their nation’s maritime safety, security and prosperity.

“My dad’s suicide saved my life.” – Coast Guard Heartland

“My name is Kevin Brown. I’m an ME1. I’ve been in the Coast Guard just under 19 years. I’m a suicide survivor and I’d like to tell my story.”

Coast Guard announces new sexual assault victim advocate standards – Coast Guard All Hands

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Director of Health, Safety and Work-Life announced Tuesday the implementation of new and more stringent screening criteria that resulted in removal of the victim advocate designation from 76 active-duty personnel performing that collateral duty.

The implementation of the new screening criteria required a detailed review of background information of the more than 1,000 personnel serving as victim advocates throughout the service.

Elsewhere

Coast Guard commandant ‘grateful’ for relationship with Wilmington – Port City Daily

Fayetteville can claim the Army; in Jacksonville, it’s the Marine Corps; in Goldsboro, the Air Force.

Wilmington is a Coast Guard City.

Video

Haitian sail freighter capsizes with approximately 100 people aboard
Approximately 100 Haitians sit on the hull of a sail freighter after it grounded and capsized 15 nautical miles southwest of Staniel Cay, Bahamas, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., MH-60 helicopter crew arrived on scene and hoisted 13 people from the water after deploying a mass rescue raft.
U.S. Coast Guard video.

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