domingo, 18 de agosto de 2019

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Uganik Bay, Alaska

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage (archive).

KODIAK, Anchorage— The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 56-year-old man from a fishing vessel near​ Uganik Bay, Alaska, Saturday.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Air Station Kodiak hoisted the crewman from fishing vessel​ Caiti Jo​ and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services in Kodiak at​ 7:00​ p.m.​

Watchstanders at the Sector Anchorage command center received notification at 4:42​ p.m. that a crewman aboard the vessel was experiencing stoke-related symptoms. A​ ​ Coast Guard duty flight surgeon was consulted and a medevac recommended. The command center launched the Jayhawk aircrew from Air Station Kodiak.​ ​

Weather on scene was clear visibility with 17 mph winds and one foot seas.

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Coast Guard searches for person in the water in New Orleans

U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer Elizabeth Bordelon (archive image from SAR exercise).

NEW ORLEANS -- The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in New Orleans, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:03 a.m. of a person entering the water from a walkway near the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans.

The person is described as a white male in his mid-60’s, wearing pajamas with a white top.

Involved in the search are:

-Coast Guard Station New Orleans 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew.

-Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew
The cause of the incident is under investigation.​

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Coast Guard rescues person in the water near Crystal Beach, Texas

A Coast Guard Station Galveston boat crew stands with the mariner they rescued after he entered the water when his jet ski began to sink approximately two miles offshore Crystal Beach, Texas, Aug. 17, 2019. The man, who was wearing a lifejacket, stated he had been in the water for approximately three hours and was reported to be in stable condition. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Galveston).

HOUSTON​ —​ The Coast Guard rescued a 50-year-old man from the water after his jet ski began sinking approximately two miles offshore Crystal Beach, Texas, Saturday.​

At 3:52 p.m., Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification from a good Samaritan who reported that the crew of a disabled vessel witnessed the man enter the water after his jet ski began taking on water. The crew of the disabled vessel lost sight of the man shortly after​ and contacted the good Samaritan on shore.
Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Station Galveston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew, a 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew and an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew to search the area.​ ​

Once on scene, the Station Galveston boat crews were able to locate the missing jet skier, who was wearing a lifejacket, and transfer him to the RB-M. The man stated he had entered the water at approximately​ 1:30 p.m.

The jet skier is reported to be in stable condition.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Galveston.

"One of the key contributing factors in the positive outcome of today was this gentleman's decision to wear a lifejacket," said Lt. j.g. Terrell Sisk, command duty officer at Sector Houston-Galveston. "Our chances of locating and assisting​ those in distress are greatly improved when a life jacket is worn."

The jet ski was recovered and towed back to Station Galveston.

The weather on scene was reported as 2-foot seas with 17 mph winds.

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lunes, 12 de agosto de 2019

Coast Guard medevacs man near Mobile Bay, Alabama

A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile MH-65 Dolphin helicopter stands ready on the air strip in Alabama. ATC Mobile provides core training for rotary wing and fixed wing pilots, rescue swimmers and aircrews for air stations Coast Guard wide. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Brandon Giles (archive).

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile medevacs a man from a fishing vessel approximately 46 miles south of Mobile Bay, Alabama, August 9, 2019. The aircrew arrived on scene at 8:34 p.m. and transported the man to Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama, in stable condition. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released).

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel approximately 46 miles south of Mobile Bay, Alabama, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 7:44 p.m. Friday of a man aboard a fishing vessel going in and out of consciousness.

Sector watchstanders diverted an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile to medevac the man.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 8:34 p.m. and transported the man to Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama, in stable condition.

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Coast Guard rescues 2 people from disabled vessel

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles (archive).

NEW ORLEANS – A man captured his own rescue on video when he was hoisted from a disabled vessel in Otter Bayou, approximately 20 miles southeast of Hopedale, Louisiana, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 12:30 p.m. Saturday of a disabled recreational vessel with two men aboard in Otter Bayou.

Watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to rescue the men.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 5:30 p.m., recovered the men and transported them to Air Station New Orleans in stable condition.

Two men are rescued from a disabled vessel by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans in Otter Bayou, approximately 20 miles southeast of Hopedale, Louisiana, August 10, 2019. The aircrew arrived on scene at 5:30 p.m., recovered the men and transported them to Air Station New Orleans in stable condition. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy video/Released)

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sábado, 10 de agosto de 2019

Coast Guard rescues 37 people after fishing boat capsizes, sinks in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishing nets, life rafts, and debris from the 160-foot Ecuadorian fishing vessel Marujita float behind the capsizing vessel approximately 336 miles southwest of Clipperton Island, August 7, 2019. Twenty five crew members and 12 Coast Guardsmen who abandoned the Marujita and were rescued by the crew of the Coast Guard cutter after the 160-foot fishing boat listed and capsized. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released).

A U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer from a Coast Guard cutter holds onto a crew member from the Ecuadorian fishing vessel Marujita as they are hoisted onto the cutter approximately 336 miles southwest of Clipperton Island, August 7, 2019. The crewman was one of 25 crew members and 12 Coast Guardsmen who abandoned the Marujita and were rescued by the crew of the Coast Guard cutter after the 160-foot fishing boat listed and capsized. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released).

A crewman from the Ecuadorian fishing vessel Marujita clings to the hull of the capsized vessel approximately 336 miles southwest of Clipperton Island as a rescue swimmer from a Coast Guard cutter swims to his aid, August 7, 2019. The crewman was one of 25 crew members and 12 Coast Guardsmen who abandoned the Marujita and were rescued by the crew of the Coast Guard cutter after the 160-foot fishing boat listed and capsized. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released).

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 25 fishing boat crewmen and 12 Coast Guardsmen after the fishing boat they were aboard capsized and sank approximately 336 nautical miles southeast of Clipperton Island in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Wednesday.

Coast Guardsmen were conducting a routine boarding of the 160-foot Ecuadorian fishing vessel Marujita when it began listing and became unsafe to remain aboard. All fishing boat crewmen and Coast Guardsmen aboard the vessel abandoned ship.

A boat crew from a Coast Guard cutter quickly rescued 16 of the fishing vessel crew and Coast Guard members while 20 others climbed up nets hung from the side of the cutter. One Marujita crewman clung to the hull of the sinking vessel until he was rescued by the cutter’s rescue swimmer.

"Fast action by the cutter's crew resulted in a remarkable mass rescue in a dangerous and challenging situation," said Capt. Arthur Snyder, chief of operations for the 11th Coast Guard District. “Their decisive response reflects their training and dedication, and shows the types of dangers faced by Coast Guard crews deployed around the world protecting our nation.”

The cutter was in the region conducing a law enforcement patrol. There were no reported injuries. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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martes, 6 de agosto de 2019

Coast Guard boat crew, Ketchikan EMS medevac injured fisherman in Revillagigedo Channel, Alaska

A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew approaches the fishing vessel Lake Bay to medevac an injured 58-year-old man off the vessel in Revillagigedo Channel, 18 miles southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska, Aug. 5, 2019. The Station Ketchikan crew was accompanied by Ketchikan emergency medical services personnel to assist the injured man while in transit. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Sarah Hines.

KODIAK, Alaska - A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevaced an injured 58-year-old man off the fishing vessel Lake Bay in Revillagigedo Channel, 18 miles southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska, Monday.

The boat crew and Ketchikan emergency medical services coordinated efforts to transfer the man from the small boat to Station Ketchikan. Ketchikan EMS further transported the man to Ketchikan Medical Center. The man was reported stable upon transfer.

Sector Juneau command center staff received notification via VHF-FM radio Channel 16 from the vessel's master that a crewmember aboard received a large laceration to his arm and required assistance. Sector issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Station Ketchikan boat crew with local EMS aboard to respond.​

"Today there was a situation involving an injured fisherman in need of an escort to a higher level of care," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Cody Mitchell, a coxswain on the case. "With the cooperation of multiple responding agencies, our boat crew was able to successfully medevac the injured man south of Bold Island to Ketchikan, even​ with the​ restricted visibility."

Weather on scene was dense fog with a visibility of 300 yards, southeast winds at 10 knots and seas of two feet.​

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jueves, 1 de agosto de 2019

Boeing, Marines, Navy Celebrate $115 Million V-22 Facility

MV-22 Osprey, U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brennon A. Taylor (archive).

Boeing investment accommodates V-22 fuselage production and MV-22 modification program
Allows Ospreys to be delivered with higher quality, efficiency and improved safety
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1, 2019 — Boeing [NYSE: BA], the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy celebrated the transformation of a 350,000-square-foot facility outside Philadelphia into a modern factory where company employees will build fuselages for the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft and modernize the MV-22 fleet for the Marines.
“Boeing’s $115 million investment supports U.S. and international demand for the unrivaled capabilities of the V-22,” said David Koopersmith, vice president and general manager, Boeing Vertical Lift. “We started this project two years ago in a mothballed building. Now, it is a state of the art manufacturing center for the only in-service tiltrotor aircraft in the world.”
The new factory will improve safety and productivity, lower operating costs, and reduce Boeing’s environmental impact. It will be home to the Common Configuration – Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) program that standardizes the Marine Corps Osprey fleet by upgrading previously built aircraft to the new Block C configuration. The factory will also house fuselage production for Navy, Air Force, Marines, and international Osprey customers.
“The V-22 readiness program is our number one priority,” said U.S. Marine Corps Col. Matthew Kelly, V-22 Joint Program Manager. “The CC-RAM program is key in meeting our readiness goals and returning capable and reliable aircraft to Marine units around the world.”
Boeing employs approximately 4,600 people in Pennsylvania and supports 16,000 direct and indirect jobs in the commonwealth.

Coast Guard rescues 3, 1 dead after boat hits salmon pen in Port Angeles Harbor, Wash.

U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Field Office Port Angeles (archive).

SEATTLE​ — Coast Guard crews rescued two adults and one child after a 20-foot personal craft allided with a salmon pen resulting in the death of one adult male in Port Angeles Harbor, Tuesday night.
A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 rescue helicopter crew diverted from training Tuesday after observing a person on the boat attempting CPR on an unresponsive individual. The aircrew lowered a rescue swimmer, who then swam to the platform on the fish pier to assist with CPR.
A Coast Guard Station Port Angeles 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew embarked all four people from the boat and brought them to emergency medical technicians waiting at the pier at Station Port Angeles. The Port Angeles Police Department reported that one of the injured adults aboard the boat had been declared deceased. The salmon pens reportedly were not in use at the time the allision occurred.
The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Clallam County Marine Unit and the Port Angeles Police Department.

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Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water near Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli (archive).

NEW ORLEANS  The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water in Bush Canal in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 12 p.m. of a vessel making way and without any passengers aboard.

A good Samaritan reported seeing the vessel earlier in the morning with a person aboard.

Involved in the search are:

- Coast Guard 24’ Special Purpose Craft - Shallow Water boat crew

- Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew

- Terrebonne Sheriff’s Office

- Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

The cause of the incident is under investigation.​

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martes, 30 de julio de 2019

Coast Guard, partner agencies assists disabled, overdue vessel west of Caladesi Island

MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, Air Station Clearwater, Florida. 
U.S. Coast Guard photo (archive).

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled and overdue vessel Monday off the coast of Caladesi Island.

Four children and four adults were assisted.

FWC located four children and two adults on Caladesi Island. They were transported to Seminole boat ramp.​

At 9:37 p.m.,​ Coast Guard Sector​ St. Petersburg​ command center watchstanders were notified of an overdue 21-foot vessel with two people aboard who went offshore fishing after dropping six people off on Caladesi Island.​

A Coast Guard Station Sand Key​ 45-foot Response Boat – Medium​ (RBM) crew, an​ Air Station Clearwater​ MH-60 Jayhawk​ aircraft crew, FWC boat and Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office helicopter launched to search and assist.

Sector St. Pete watchstanders received a mayday call from the​ vessel and directed the RBM crew to the location.

At 10:54 p.m., the RBM crew located the two people on the disabled vessel​ and towed them to Seminole boat ramp.

"The boaters used their VHF marine radio to contact our watchstanders who then notified us of their location”​ said Petty Officer 2nd Class Casey Goward, the officer of the day on the case.​ “The boaters were well prepared and our partner agencies played a vital role in reuniting both parties."

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lunes, 29 de julio de 2019

U.S., Canadian Coast Guard crews rescue man from capsized vessel near Sekiu

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley (archive).

SEATTLE --- U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard crews rescued a 60-year-old man from a capsized vessel near the Hoko River in Sekiu, Washington, Sunday night.

The man was wearing a life jacket and was able to survive 45 minutes in the water before help arrived.​

Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a report at 5:42 p.m. of a capsized 12-foot aluminum rowboat.​

A U.S. Coast Guard Station Neah Bay 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Port Angeles assisted in the rescue.

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship John P. Tully and crew diverted to assist and recovered the man at 6:36 p.m.​

The Canadian crew transferred the man to the 47-foot MLB crew, who then brought him back to emergency medical service technicians waiting at Olsen Marina.​

The man was reported to be alert, responsive and uninjured.​

"This rescue highlights the absolute necessity for mariners to always wear personal floatation devices while on the water," said Petty Officer Alexander Polyak, an operations specialist at Sector Puget Sound. "Additionally, our joint coordination with the Canadian Coast Guard demonstrates how maritime safety transcends national boundaries; this case provided a unique opportunity to work directly with our international partners for a rapid, successful response."

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Coast Guard locates four people, overdue vessel offshore Orange Beach, Alabama

HC-144 Ocean Sentry pilots from Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala. 
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen (archive).

NEW ORLEANS —​ The Coast Guard located four people aboard an overdue vessel approximately 54 nautical miles offshore Orange Beach around 9 a.m., Monday.

Hunter Mccutcheon, Butch Mccutcheon, Cary Miller, and Brent Baker were located without reported injuries.

The people were stranded after their vessel’s battery died.

A Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew launched from Aviation Training Center, Mobile, located the vessel Monday morning.

A Sea Tow boat crew transported the vessel and people to shore.

Boaters are reminded to file a detailed float plan with a responsible party on shore,” said Paul Barnard, the recreational boating safety specialist at the Eighth Coast Guard District. “The float plan should include an anticipated time of departure and return, as well as an intended route and destination.​ That information will help searchers more quickly locate the vessel if it doesn’t return on time.”

A downloadable float plan is available here: http://floatplancentral.cgaux.org/download/USCGFloatPlan.pdf

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Aer Lingus takes delivery of its first A321LR

Ireland’s national carrier Aer Lingus has taken delivery of its first of eight A321LR aircraft, becoming the first airline in International Airlines Group (IAG) to operate the type. The aircraft on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC: NYSE: AL) is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines and configured in a two-class layout with 16 business and 168 economy seats.
The Dublin-based carrier will deploy the aircraft on transatlantic routes to the U.S. East Coast.
Aer Lingus currently operates a total of 50 Airbus aircraft, including 13 A330s and 37 A320 Family aircraft. The A321LR and the A330 combined within the same fleet is a powerful lever to cover the needs of the medium to long haul markets.
The A321LR is a member of the A320neo Family, with over 6,600 orders by more than 100 customers. It delivers 30% fuel savings and nearly 50% reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation competitor aircraft. With a range of up to 4,000 nm (7,400 km) the A321LR is the unrivalled long range route opener, featuring true transatlantic capability and premium wide-body comfort in a single-aisle aircraft cabin.

Airbus A220 embarks on demonstration tour across Asia

An Airbus A220-300 flight test aircraft will visit six Asian destinations as part of a demonstration tour across the region. After a stopover at Seoul’s Incheon Airport the aircraft heads to Yangon (Myanmar), the first location of the demonstration tour. The aircraft will then visit Hanoi (Vietnam), Bangkok (Thailand) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) before heading north to Nagoya (Japan).
The A220 is the most modern aircraft in the 100-150 seat market. It delivers unbeatable efficiency and passenger comfort in its size category, with 20 percent lower fuel consumption than previous generation aircraft. The A220 being used for the demonstration tour in Asia is an Airbus flight test aircraft fitted with a typical single class passenger cabin.
During the A220 demonstration tour, customers and media will be offered a close up view of the aircraft’s outstanding characteristics, comfort and performance that benefit both operators and passengers alike.
The A220 delivers unbeatable fuel efficiency and true widebody comfort in a single-aisle aircraft. The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20 percent lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft. With a range of up to 3,400 nm (6,300 km), the A220 offers the performance of larger single-aisle aircraft.

British Airways takes delivery of its first A350-1000

British Airways (BA) has taken delivery of its first A350-1000 at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France, making it the first operator of the larger A350-1000 in International Airlines Group (IAG). In total, BA has ordered 18 A350-1000s. Iberia which is also part of IAG already operates  five of the smaller A350-900s.
BA’s A350 with its modern and comfortable Airspace cabin will usher in new levels of comfort with the launch of the Club Suite, the first new business class seat for British Airways in 13 years. The airline's sophisticated and newly-branded 'Club Suite' offers direct-aisle access, a suite door for greater privacy and luxurious flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration.
The three class layout includes 56 Club Suites, 56 World Traveller Plus and 219 World Traveller economy seats.
BA, celebrating its 100th anniversary, will initially use the aircraft to fly between London and Madrid prior to flying long-haul routes from September.
BA operates a fleet of over 150 Airbus aircraft from the smallest A318 to the largest A380.
The A350 XWB offers by design unrivalled operational flexibility and efficiency for all market segments up to ultra-long haul (15,000km). It features the latest aerodynamic design, a carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions. The A350 XWB’s Airspace by Airbus cabin is the quietest of any twin-aisle and offers passengers and crews the most modern in-flight products for the most comfortable flying experience.
At the end of June 2019, the A350 XWB Family had received 893 firm orders from 51 customers worldwide, making it one of the most successful wide-body aircraft ever.

domingo, 28 de julio de 2019

F-22 and F-16 Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex JPARC Flight in Formation (photo gallery)

By Staff Sgt. James Richardson | 673 Air Base Wing | July 23, 2019.

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, fly in formation over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, July 18, 2019. The JPARC is a 67,000 plus square mile area, providing a realistic training environment commanders leverage for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements. (Photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson).

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and F-16 Fighting Falcons from Eielson Air Force Base fly in formation over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, July 18, 2019. The JPARC is a 67,000 plus square mile area, providing a realistic training environment commanders leverage for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements. 

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and an F-16 Fighting Falcon from Eielson Air Force Base fly in formation over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (Photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson).

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor. (Photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson).

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in formation over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (Photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson).

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors. (Photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson).

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