Coast Guard Sets Security Zone Around Intrepid During Transit

NEW YORK-A 100-yard security zone around the Intrepid Air and Space Museum will be enforced tomorrow while the Intrepid is brought from Staten Island, N.Y., to Pier 86, Manhattan, from 10:30 a.m. to around 4:30 p.m. No vessel will be allowed to enter the security zone without permission from the Coast Guard, who can be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 13. The Intrepid will not be under its own power and...

USS Intrepid adds Coast Guard rescue helicopter to aircraft museum

Newsday reports that: When the USS Intrepid returns to its Hudson River pier later this year it will have a 1952-vintage Coast Guard rescue helicopter in its aircraft museum collection. Intrepid official Eric Boehm says the Sikorsky S-55 operated for years at Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field as a Coast Guard rescue helicopter. The S-55 was a civilian version of the H-19 Chickasaw, used by the U.S....