NRP Hidra Rescues British Yachtsman

It was already 8pm on Sunday night when a distress alert was received at the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Subcentre in Funchal informing that a crew member of the sailboat SHAPIRIT, from the United Kingdom, had fallen overboard. The vessel was one mile from Funchal, the equivalent of about two kilometers away. Immediately, 20 hours and 47 minutes, mission…

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Indonesian Navy in Makassar Strait SAR Assistance Efforts

Twenty-one victims of the 43 passengers have been found, the Navy (TNI AL) is still continuing to search (SAR) for the 22 victims of the sinking of KM Ladang Pertiwi 02 which sank around the Makassar Strait waters by deploying elements of the KRI and Aircraft. (Pesud). The elements deployed by the Indonesian Navy to support the search for victims…

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Belgium Holds Large-Scale Rescue Exercise in the North Sea

“Attention, here’s the commander of patrol vessel POLLUX. Our ship collided with a windmill. The ship has suffered serious damage but can still sail on an independent basis. There are several injured people on board and drowning people at sea. The emergency services have been alerted. Try to keep your composure.” Fortunately, this was not a reality but just the…

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Legare Has A Busy Eastern Pacific, Caribbean Patrol

USCGC Legare (WMEC 912) returned home in April after a 12-week counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The Legare crew patrolled over 19,500 miles throughout the heart of the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of Campaign Martillo, working in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and other partner nation…

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HSM-51 MH-60R Assists in Rescue of Capsized Crew

Sailors assigned to the “Warlords” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 Detachment 3, currently attached to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) and conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, received a maritime distress, or PAN PAN call, from Coast Guard Sector Guam requesting assistance in locating a capsized catamaran with four missing…

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Russia Moves Ukrainian Rescue Ship Sapphire to Sevastopol

From Interfax Ukraine Russian invaders are transporting the seized civilian rescue ship Sapphire to the port of Sevastopol, the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said March 9th. “The captain of the Sapphire, who was given the opportunity to contact the Ukrainian Sea Ports Administration, said that there were ‘little green men’ on board who kept the crew ‘at gunpoint.’…

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U.S., Spain, Morocco Collaborate for Rescue at Sea

On Jan. 5, 2022, the United States, Spain, and Morocco collaborated to rescue 103 migrants 40 nautical miles west of the Moroccan coast. Late Tuesday evening, Spain’s Las Palmas Rescue Coordination Center received reports of two migrant rafts taking on water with people possibly in the water. The Spanish center coordinated rescue efforts with the vessels closest to the reported…

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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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