Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light trains in heavy weather

Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light trains in heavy weather
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. ─ The crew of Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light conducted offshore surf and heavy weather training Wednesday and Thursday as 25-foot waves were recorded off Long Beach Island. The training was conducted in 10-16 foot open ocean swells and surf up to 15 feet. The unit’s crew, including Surfmen, the Coast Guard’s most highly trained boat handlers, took advantage of the recent...

Coast Guardsmen converge in Hawaii for heavy weather training

Coast Guardsmen converge in Hawaii for heavy weather training
HONOLULU – Two weeks of intensive heavy weather search and rescue training will complete Friday, after personnel from throughout the Pacific gathered at Coast Guard Station Honolulu for a series of unique skill enhancement evolutions. Instructors from the Coast Guard National Motor Lifeboat School, in Ilwaco, Wash., chose Hawaii for the consistently challenging offshore sea conditions as well as...