Coast Guard Uses Helicopter to Maintain Aids to Navigation – Video

ELFIN COVE, Alaska- Coast Guard Air Station Sitka and aids to navigation technicians from the Coast Guard Cutter Maple placed new batteries into a remote maritime aid to navigation located on a rigid cliff at Point Lavinia, three miles north of Elfin Cove.

The lighted aid to navigation marker is unreachable by boat. Technicians were hoisted down from the Air Station Sitka helicopter at an elevation of more than 300 feet.

The video shows Petty Officers 3rd Class Nathan Bush and Michael Klosterman being hoisted down to the remote cliff by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Olmstead. The video was shot by Chief Petty Officer Barry Lane.

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