Man arrested by CGIS for laser strike to Coast Guard helicopter in Puerto Rico

January 17, 2019 – One individual was arrested by Coast Guard Investigative Services, Thursday for performing multiple laser strikes on a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew in San Juan. On June 12, 2018 a Dolphin helicopter safely landed after they observed a green laser multiple times in the cockpit during flight operations. Aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft is a felony offense under 18 U.S. Code Section 39A, which states: “Whoever knowingly aims the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft in the special…

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CGAS Houston Rescue Operations August 29

Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews evacuate Houston residents in flooded areas Aug. 29, 2017. Coast Guard air crews from around the nation are assisting in rescue efforts. In total, there are 21 helicopters assisting with around-the-clock rescue operations in Houston: seven MH-60 Jayhawks and 14 MH-65 Dolphins. “The Coast Guard is continuing to work with all federal, state and local agencies for rescue operations in the Houston area. We have pulled assets and resources from across the country to create a sustainable force,” said Vice Adm.…

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Coast Guard rescued 15 people near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard rescued four people in distress aboard the vessel Signet Enterprise near Port Aransas, Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew launched to assist the people in distress. Coast Guard video by Air Station Corpus Christi

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U.S. Coast Guard reaches 1.5 million flight hours in MH-65 Dolphins

March 8, 2017 – Airbus Helicopters saluted the U.S. Coast Guard on March 8 for its recent milestone achievement of reaching 1.5 million flight hours with the service’s fleet of MH-65 Dolphin patrol and search and rescue helicopters. From patrolling the skies over Lake Michigan to performing life-saving rescues in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard’s MH-65 Dolphin has become the most recognizable search and rescue aircraft in the world. “This is an enormous accomplishment for the U.S. Coast Guard and for Airbus,” said Chris Emerson, president of Airbus Helicopters…

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