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.@USCG & partner agencies in Fort Myers Beach are searching for missing boater (approx 60YO male) last scene on the… https://t.co/lYpjJEKyJw
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.@ComdtUSCG designated #ChathamCounty as an official @USCG community! Congratulations! https://t.co/Qji8jLmfiv
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.@USCG crews medevaced a diver 40 miles east of #PonceInlet after showing signs of decompression sickness. Read mor… https://t.co/KEEBMlxcRd
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The @USCG Cutter #BernardCWebber crew offloaded more than 3,516 pounds of cocaine & 50 pounds of marijuana in… https://t.co/OefTfNeBiH
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A @USCG Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued 2 Haitians from a disabled vessel 12 miles wes… https://t.co/FRFp8eWWu9
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A @USCG Air Facility Charleston helicopter crew rescued a 42-year-old man after he became stuck in mud in the Franc… https://t.co/iXrFQ6dpKd
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.@USCG crews assisted two boaters after their vessel began taking on water near Wassaw Sound, Georgia. More informa… https://t.co/4cKBqSsyXq
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Members of @USCG Air Station Miami and partner agencies hosted more than 1,100 students during an open house event… https://t.co/CJy359psAE
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.@USCG Sector St. Petersburg pollution responders conducted port and vessel assessments following #HurricaneMichaelhttps://t.co/Ja3dumJujd
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.@USCG pollution responders from #USCG Sector St. Petersburg are conducting port assessments along the Gulf Coast.… https://t.co/Nzo4I35psf
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.@USCG crew members from Air Station Clearwater conducted an aerial assessment of coastal areas affected by… https://t.co/RPxrqlu5bI
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.@USCG Maritime Safety and Security Team Kings Bay and Houston crew members are preparing combat rubber rating craf… https://t.co/EaUtsbKkU9
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.@USCG rescued 2 boaters best by weather last night. Mariners should continue to monitor the weather in the wake o… https://t.co/hnqbPDtOhV
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.@uscg crews at Air Station Clearwater prepare aircraft for #HurricaneMichael response. Crews are ready to respond… https://t.co/cF4hXfeItn
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.@USCG reminds public to check with local authorities before entering an area damaged by #HurricaneMichael. Do not… https://t.co/fsDxCHvsfn
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. @USCG reminds boaters to stay off the water after #HurricaneMichael and call 911 for emergencies. Please do not r… https://t.co/aNB8G9Ow1D
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.@USCG established an Incident Command for the #HurricaneMichael response in St. Petersburg. Keep safe with these i… https://t.co/24t34oLF2m
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#BREAKING @USCG rescued two boaters & their dog after their boat took on water Tuesday near Fort Myers Beach. We ar… https://t.co/EcaGTCHKIV
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.@USCG, @MyFWC, @MiamiDadePD, @MiamiDadeFire, @NatlParkService rescued an overdue boater in Biscayne Bay today. Rea… https://t.co/RiYYR0KGGg
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#Update @USCG Joint Information Center established a “media hotline” designated for #HurricaneMichael response. Med… https://t.co/QSzIllpBpP
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Today's 7th District PCS spotlight is Cmdr. Matt Bournonville 👏👏👏 Bournonville (right) assumed command of Coast Guard Base Charleston from Cmdr. Michael Paradise during a change-of-command ceremony June 22. Base Charleston serves as a mission support touch-point for Coast Guard operations within the northern 7th Coast Guard District, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with operational partners to ensure the delivery of professional, responsive and cost-effective services to the American public. _______________________________________________________ Today’s PCS tip of the day is all about "Child Care": One of the biggest topics during a PCS is child care and what options are available at your new unit. Did you know the Coast Guard has a child care program? The Child Care program falls under the Office of Work-Life and the purpose of the program is to assist Coast Guard personnel in balancing the competing demands of family life and the accomplishment of the Coast Guard mission. More great information can be found here: https://goo.gl/WkwjpC (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson)
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Turtle-y awesome job by Air Station Savannah for saving this little guy! He decided to go on an adventure through the tarmac. #ThrillSeeker #TurtlePower #SlowandSteady 🐢🚁
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Welcome to US Coast Guard Sector Key West, Capt. Francisco Rego! Coast Guard Sector Key West conducted a change of command ceremony June 8, 2018 and during the ceremony, Capt. Jeffrey Janszen transferred command to Rego. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition, which formally restates to the officers and crew of the command, the continuity of authority vested in the commanding officer. Today’s PCS tip of the day: Know who your unit ombudsman is. "Ombudsman" is a Swedish term dating back to the 1800’s. It means a person who has an ear to the people. It is used world-wide to designate impartial, confidential and independent offices that receive inquiries and concerns from groups of people, and work to achieve fair solutions. In many cases, especially for dependents, the unit ombudsman is one of the best resources to contact early during a PCS. To find out who your ombudsman is and to get more great information, click here > https://goo.gl/3t8GDf *If you are an ombudsman at your unit, please feel free to introduce yourself in the comments below. Members who just transferred or are in the process may have questions for you. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Romero)
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Good day, U.S. Coast Guard Southeast fans! This week we will spend some time welcoming our shipmates who recently reported to the 7th District. We will also share Permanent Change of Station/Relocation (PCS) tips and current information for our members and their family. If you know someone who is new to D7, please share this page with them. Do you have any PCS advice for CG family members new to D7? Please share in the comments below. Have a great weekend and hope to hear from you this week!
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, U.S. Coast Guard Station Sand Key, U.S. Coast Guard Sector St Petersburg and a good Samaritan rescued a sinking boater near John's Pass this afternoon! More details here > https://lnks.gd/2/7hn626 We appreciate all the great members of the boating community coming to the assistance of their fellow mariners. Bravo Zulu!
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The Fireworks may be over, but safety is not! Take caution this weekend as thunderstorms roll through. Remeber to tell someone where you're going and to bring your gear! #BoatSafe
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U.S. Coast Guard Station Islamorada rescued nine people from the water after their boat capsized near Hen and Chickens Reef today! Read more here lnks.gd/2/7hNqZ6
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#UPDATE - Photos are available from Thursday's rescue off Naples. To download the photos, please navigate to the Multimedia Release here > https://lnks.gd/2/7hJR96
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The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two boaters Thursday after their 25-foot boat capsized 50 miles west of Naples. Rescued were Frederick Cunningham, 42, and James Nipper, 48. Download audio of Mayday call and get more informatin here> https://lnks.gd/2/7hJR96 Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon save lives! An EPIRB sends a boater's position to rescue personnel once activated in an emergency and the Coast Guard recommends all mariners have one aboard their boat. Download audio of the Mayday and get more informatin here> https://lnks.gd/2/7hJR96 @FOX 13 News - Tampa Bay Spectrum Bay News 9 WINK News NBC2 News WFLA News Channel 8 10News WTSP ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay
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Happy #Independence Day! If you choose to get a great view of the show from the water, be safe! Multiple boats in the dark can be dangerous! #BoatSafe #Happy4th
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Coast Guard reminds boaters to play it safe on the water over Fourth of July holiday With thousands of boaters on the water celebrating Fourth of July this week, the Coast Guard stresses to the boating public that Florida's waterways could come with additional challenges and dangers over the holiday. The Coast Guard encourages boaters to enjoy their holiday on the water but to do so safely. Coast Guard crews, including the Coast Guard Auxiliary, will be patrolling the area and conducting safety checks on the water and at marinas. Crews will be on a close lookout for boaters who are intoxicated or operating their vessel in an unsafe manner. There are key things boaters can do before leaving the dock that can drastically reduce the risk of accidents and can help a boater should one occur. Find all the great boating safety tips here > https://lnks.gd/2/7dt2r_
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The Coast Guard presented more than 100 awards to U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crewmembers for their efforts during the 2017 hurricane season. Air Station Clearwater crewmembers were awarded for saving lives and providing humanitarian aid through hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate. Among the awards presented were two Air Medals, the Coast Guard’s second highest award for aerial valor. Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew W. Silvious, an aviation survival technician, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jean A. Medina, an aviation maintenance technician, were honored for rescuing two people from a sailboat during Hurricane Irma. On September 9, 2017, Silvious and Medina flew 420 miles aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter into 60-70 mph winds, rain, and near zero visibility at night. Due to the hurricane, there were no emergency landing or refueling options. Medina operated the hoist and delivered Silvious to the water while fighting to keep the cable from entangling the sailboat or the people in the water. Silvious fought off winds, waves, and the pull of the helicopter to reach the boaters in distress. Despite all obstacles, the crew rescued the two boaters. The rescue was only one of countless missions Air Station Clearwater crewmembers performed during the historic hurricane season. The air station’s commanding officer, Capt. Ward Sandlin, praised the crew’s accomplishments and said, “From the bottom of my heart, I could not be prouder.”
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Hey! Hey you! Are you headed out on the water to watch the Fireworks tomorrow? Remember these Dos and Don'ts! #StaySafe #Happy4th
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#SAVINGLIVES - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two boaters Monday after their personal watercraft capsized 500 yards west of Big Miguel Pass. Both were wearing their lifejackets! Rescued were John Miller, 50 and Shane Schaltz, 51. More information here > https://lnks.gd/2/7dp6v9
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The U.S. Coast Guard assisted the Royal Bahamas Police Force medevacing four American citizens to Florida after an explosion on a boat near Exuma, Bahamas. At 11:06 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard Southeast watchstanders received a call from the Royal Bahamas Police Force requesting assistance after boaters suffered from various injuries. An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew with two medical personnel from @U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater was launched, landed in Exuma, and transported the boaters to the air station where emergency medical services awaited. The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Exuma branch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
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A Station Cortez boatcrew medevaced a man Saturday from a sailboat 2 miles west of Big Sarasota Pass. "We hope Mr. Shawl feels better soon," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Wilk, officer of the day at Coast Guard Station Cortez. "We recommend boaters make sure to always check the weather prior to getting underway, and always try to have another person aboard to assist if fatigue sets in." Read more here >> https://goo.gl/rSMf38
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#FeatureFriday - As a young boy, he played on the beaches in Trinidad and Tobago, now he is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard and official citizen of the country he serves. Seaman Kenwyn Berkeley, crewmember aboard Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, a 210-foot medium-endurance Reliance class cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, took the Oath of Allegiance Friday to become a citizen during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony. *Download images and see full Feature Story here > https://lnks.gd/2/7d8LNq FOX 13 News - Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Times Spectrum Bay News 9 ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay WFLA News Channel 8 10News WTSP
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