From the Bridge Wing 8-2-2013

Bridge Wing
This Day in Coast Guard History
– 2 August 1995 – The 234-foot gambling ship Club Royale sank 90 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Florida, during Hurricane Erin. An HU-25 Falcon from AIRSTA Miami responded to the distress signal sent out by the vessel’s EPIRB, although the usual registration information did not come over the wire as a registered EPIRB. The HU-25 located numerous life rafts and survivors in the area and a HC-130 and two HH-60 Jayhawks from AIRSTA Clearwater were dispatched. The helicopters had been weathering out Erin at Fort Myers Beach. The CGCs Confidence, Baranof, and Point Countess also responded. The helicopters rescued eight of the 11 crewmen. One body was later recovered and the remaining two crewmen were never found.

Why I Serve: Steve Lynch – Coast Guard Compass Blog continues it’s series with an essay from Steve Lynch, a legal assistance attorney at the 9th Coast Guard District in Cleveland, Ohio.

Recruit Journal Oscar 188: Week 03 – Coast Guard Boot Camp Blog brings us the adventures of Oscar 188 going through week 3 of recruit training

SPAR “parachutes” into Coast Guard, World War II on her, CG’s birthday – Coast Guard Great Lakes Blog tells the story of Coast Guard SPAR Dolores (Denfeld) Schubilske and her service during World War II.

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