From the Bridge Wing 9-10-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History:

1889 – From September 10th through 12th the lifesaving crews at Lewes, Henlopen and Rehobeth Beach stations assisted 22 vessels and saved 39 persons by surfboat and 155 by breeches buoy without the loss of a single life.

1981 – Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, in “Charlie” status in San Francisco while preparing for a yard period, responded to a distress call from the 610-foot M/V Blue Hawk, a cargo vessel carrying about 5,000 automobiles, after she reported a fire aboard while she was over 700 miles southwest of San Diego.  Morgenthau was underway within three hours.  In the interim, HC-130 CG-1454 was dispatched by AIRSTA Sacremento while COMMSTA Point Reyes directed other merchant ships close to the Blue Hawk to assist.  The fire still raged when Morgenthau arrived on scene two days later.  The cutter’s fire-fighting teams put the fire out and Morgenthau escorted the damaged freighter to San Francisco.

Blogs

500 baby turtles get a lift – Coast Guard Compass blog

One of the core missions of the U.S. Coast Guard is marine environmental protection. Whether educating the boating public about reducing speeds around manatees, enforcing protection zones for whales or working with partner agencies to remove derelict fishing nets from reefs, the Coast Guard ensures our nation’s waterways and their ecosystems remain healthy and sustainable.

Recruit Journal Tango-188 Week: 03 – Coast Guard Boot Camp blog

Today we will summarize the week a bit. We started out making many mistakes. Chief Blackman told us to move fast and pay attention to detail. Many of our mistakes were due to a failure of the two. We have begun to improve on detail, but are still struggling to move fast enough and make time deadlines. We have to practice putting on our uniforms and making our beds repeatedly. Hopefully, we will get it together soon so we don’t have to keep doing this.

National Suicide Prevention Month: Building resilience – Coast Guard All Hands blog

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Every year we lose members of the Coast Guard family to suicide. Although it is difficult to know why people end their own lives, some of the reasons include not knowing where to go for help, the stigma of reaching out and neglecting personal and family social, psychological and spiritual fitness. Suicide is preventable. By taking action when it is uncomfortable and by developing and maintaining personal and family resilience, suicidal behavior can be stopped.

Elsewhere

Massena-based U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 01-01 seeks volunteers – North Country Now

MASSENA, NY — U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 01-01 is seeking volunteers. Auxiliary members assist the active duty Coast Guard personnel, wear similar uniforms, and have many of the same duties. Auxiliary members assist at the Massena Coast Guard station.

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