Coast Guard receives gift from sailing vessel California crew

KODIAK, Alaska – Pete Rollason, the skipper of the British-flagged sailing vessel California, presented the Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak’s radio canister to Coast Guard representatives Tuesday in San Francisco after an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules crew assisted the California crew March 22, 2010, 800 miles northeast of Midway Island during the Clipper Round-the-World race.

Coast Guard rescue crew flies to Midway Island to find round-the-world sailors

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Air Station Kodiak flew to Midway Island in search of a sailing vessel whose emergency locator beacon was activated after its mast broke and a crewmember suffered head injuries in heavy weather during the Clipper Round the World race Sunday.