Coast Guard trains boatcrews in underwater egress

Coast Guard trains boatcrews in underwater egress
Elizabeth City – The Coast Guard implemented underwater egress training July 2013 at the Coast Guard Aviation Technical Training Center in Elizabeth City, N.C., aimed at increasing a member’s survivability in the event of a small boat capsizing. The training stems from a mishap in 2005, where a Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 25-foot Response Boat – Small capsized while...

Coast Guard evaluates arctic amphibious craft

Coast Guard evaluates arctic amphibious craft
BARROW, Alaska – Personnel from the 17th Coast Guard District and the Coast Guard Office of Boat Forces are assisting the Coast Guard Research and Development Center in conducting evaluations on some Arctic craft in Barrow Aug. 13-17, 2012. As the Coast Guard’s role above the Arctic Circle expands, boats, or vessels smaller than 65-feet long, capable of operating in icy conditions are becoming...