Rescue Operation by Indian Coast Guard At Sea

A major fire in the engine room of MV Kavaratti with 624 passengers and 85 crew onboard was reported to Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Mumbai by Lakshadweep Development Corporation Ltd. Ship was on passage to Androth from Kavaratti. The fire was brought under control by the alert crew of the ship and Indian Coast Guard Ship Samarth deployed…

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VP-26 Poseidon Locates Small Craft Lost at Sea

On Nov. 11, crewmembers assigned to the “Tridents” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 rescued six mariners from the Federated States of Micronesia whose vessel was adrift in the South Pacific for eight days without power. The 23-foot skiff was first reported missing November 3 after it lost power and was overdue near Oneop Atoll, Chuuk State in the Federated States…

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Coast Guard Drones Can See Underwater & Inside Vessels

By Kathy Murray Shortly after Hurricane Ida tore through Louisiana at the end of August, the Coast Guard’s Gulf Strike Team in Mobile, Ala., got a call. Trouble spots had been identified, including sunken vessels, potential pollution, and other waterway hazards. Could the team deploy a pilot to assess the damage? Petty Officer 2nd Class Dylan Zechman responded, bringing along…

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USS Abraham Lincoln MH-60S Crashes in SOCAL OPAREA

An MH-60S helicopter embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) crashed into the sea while conducting routine flight operations approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego at 4:30 p.m. PST, Aug. 31. Currently, one crewmember has been rescued and search efforts continue for the other crewmembers of an MH-60S helicopter embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)…

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Canada Takes Part in Saint Pierre and Miquelon SAR Exercise

On August 3 and 4, 2021, the patrol boat Fulmar participated in a search and rescue (SAR) exercise held in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Objective: to develop interoperability with Canadian army air assets as well as synergies between local administrations and services in Saint-Pierre. No less than a dozen actors were involved in the preparation and conduct of this exercise: the Fulmar,the star…

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Anzac Takes Part in Indian Ocean Rescue

May 16, 2021 – On Friday and again on Saturday night the Australian Defence Force deployed P-8A Poseidon aircraft to deliver life rafts to 20 stranded fishermen who were clinging to their vessel 670nm west of Perth. They worked closely with other aircraft coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). HMAS Anzac, which was hours off docking in Perth…

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