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Operating as usual

Great work by our Fifth District team during a medical evacuation, or #MEDEVAC, from a commercial vessel off #CapeHatter...
07/20/2021
PHOTOS AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard conducts medevac approximately 223 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Great work by our Fifth District team during a medical evacuation, or #MEDEVAC, from a commercial vessel off #CapeHatteras, NC.

#BravoZulu

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2e90705

PHOTOS AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard conducts medevac approximately 223 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 07/19/2021 08:20 PM EDT (757) 398-6272(757) 295-84355th District online newsroom PHOTOS AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard conducts medevac...

07/19/2021
COVID Vaccine Delivery

#ICYMI last week we worked with our partners to make a lifesaving delivery to our southern neighbor. 🇺🇸🇭🇹

This CG Airstation Elizabeth City, NC crew worked through the night to load and deliver 500,000 doses of vaccine. Our thanks to all who made this mission a success!!

#WeAreLANT #GlobalImpact #Hercules

For anyone thinking about planning or coordinating a marine event, please see this post from our team in the Southeast. ...
07/16/2021

For anyone thinking about planning or coordinating a marine event, please see this post from our team in the Southeast.

A #MarineEvent is an organized water activity of limited duration conducted according to a pre-arranged schedule on the navigable waters of the United States. These events are likely to cause a high concentration of craft or otherwise interfere with normal navigation, and are likely to introduce extra or usual hazards to the safety of human life. Such events cannot be protected against by the existing navigation rules, and therefore require a permit from the #CoastGuard.

Planning to organize a marine event? It's recommended to submit a Marine Event Permit Form: CG-4423 to the U.S. Coast Guard.

#MarineEvents:
-Is an organized water activity of limited duration conducted according to a prearranged schedule on the navigable waters of the United States.
-Is likely to cause a high concentration of craft or otherwise interfere with normal navigation.
-Is likely to introduce extra or unusual hazards to the safety of human life.
-Cannot be protected against by the existing navigation rules.

Read more at:https://homeport.uscg.mil/Lists/Content/Attachments/60035/Marine%20Event%20Permits%20PPT.pdf

Submit your application at: https://homeport.uscg.mil/Pages/MarineEventFormSubmission.aspx

Yesterday, a #CoastGuard C-130 aircrew from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina took part in a multi-agency effor...
07/15/2021

Yesterday, a #CoastGuard C-130 aircrew from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina took part in a multi-agency effort to deliver the first major shipment of #COVID #vaccine doses to the people of Haiti. The governments of the #UnitedStates and #Haiti worked closely to arrange the secure transfer of the Moderna vaccines. The #USCG, as a multi-mission agency, stands #alwaysready to answer the needs of the nation and our partners. @uscg

Congratulations to Cmdr. Jay Guyer on his new command and to Cmdr. Fred Bertsch for his strong leadership as the command...
07/15/2021

Congratulations to Cmdr. Jay Guyer on his new command and to Cmdr. Fred Bertsch for his strong leadership as the commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant.

"Together, the crew has accomplished a great deal and persevered through a difficult time. It has truly been because of the hard work, dedication and commitment of the crew that we have been successful." -Cmdr. Fred Bertsch

Congratulations to Cmdr. Jay Guyer on his new command and to Cmdr. Fred Bertsch for his strong leadership as the commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant.

"Together, the crew has accomplished a great deal and persevered through a difficult time. It has truly been because of the hard work, dedication and commitment of the crew that we have been successful." -Cmdr. Fred Bertsch

The United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE(WIX 327), “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda on Saturda...
07/09/2021

The United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE(WIX 327), “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda on Saturday!
🇺🇸🇧🇲

The ship will be moored along Front Street in Hamilton, July 10 – 14 and will be open for free public tours with social distancing in place on the following dates and times:

Sunday, July 11, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, July 12, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

While in port, cadets and crew from the Eagle will participate in community outreach activities with the Royal Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda National Trust, and Bermuda Sloop Foundation.

More: bit.ly/WIXBDA

📷 PA3 Ryan Schultz
#Eagle #Partners #tallships #WeAreLANT

U.S. Consulate Hamilton U.S. Coast Guard Academy

The United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE(WIX 327), “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda on Saturday!
🇺🇸🇧🇲

The ship will be moored along Front Street in Hamilton, July 10 – 14 and will be open for free public tours with social distancing in place on the following dates and times:

Sunday, July 11, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, July 12, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

While in port, cadets and crew from the Eagle will participate in community outreach activities with the Royal Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda National Trust, and Bermuda Sloop Foundation.

More: bit.ly/WIXBDA

📷 PA3 Ryan Schultz
#Eagle #Partners #tallships #WeAreLANT

U.S. Consulate Hamilton U.S. Coast Guard Academy

07/09/2021
HITRON History Series: Chief Warrant Officer Todd Floyd

In this documentary series, we spoke with Chief Warrant Officer Todd Floyd. Floyd played a vital role in standing up the Tactical Training Boat Team (TTB) proof of concept at the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron. TTBs are used to simulate go-fast boats for HITRON aircrews to train with.

HITRON operations started as an experiment in 1998 to halt the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. Drug trafficking organizations primarily used "go-fast" boats, high-speed smuggling vessels capable of traveling over twice the speed of Coast Guard cutters. The Coast Guard needed a way to counter the threat.

In late 1998, six Coast Guard pilots and four enlisted aircrew members developed tactics and procedures to utilize armed helicopters operating aboard Coast Guard cutters to answer the call.

#HITRON helicopters operate in known smuggling vectors and rely on expertly trained aircrews and precision marksmen to disable go-fast drug smuggling vessels in the event suspects refuse to comply with verbal and visual warnings for law enforcement boardings under international maritime law. This series focuses on the founding members, pioneers, and stakeholders who have played an essential part in HITRON's history. #hitron10

U.S. Coast Guard video by Chief Petty Officer Charly Tautfest

Learn the signs of Rip Currents to keep you and your family safe when going to the #beach.So far in 2021, there have bee...
07/05/2021

Learn the signs of Rip Currents to keep you and your family safe when going to the #beach.

So far in 2021, there have been 15 #RipCurrent fatalities in the Gulf Coast region. As #Elsa approaches, the potential for Rip Currents will be even greater!

Learn more about Rip Currents and how to stay safe here-> https://www.weather.gov/safety/ripcurrent

#storm21 #hurricaneseason2021 #alwaysready

So far this year, 15 rip current fatalities have occurred along Gulf Coast beaches in our region. To keep yourself and loved ones safe, follow these tips:
🚩 Swim near a lifeguard
🚩 Heed warning signs and flags
🚩 Avoid swimming near fixed structures like jetties and groins
🚩 Children and weaker swimmers should wear life jackets at the beach

#RipCurrents #riptips #beachsafety

Our units in Florida are ready for #Elsa, are you? Being #AlwaysReady is the #CoastGuard's motto and is a great mindset ...
07/05/2021

Our units in Florida are ready for #Elsa, are you? Being #AlwaysReady is the #CoastGuard's motto and is a great mindset when entering #hurricaneseason2021.

Take the time to secure your vessels, gear, and property before the storm arrives!

#storm21 #semperparatus #USCFG

Happy July 4th! Please remember, #flares are not #fireworks! 🧨 💥 Only use your #boat's #USCG-approved flares and signali...
07/04/2021

Happy July 4th! Please remember, #flares are not #fireworks! 🧨 💥

Only use your #boat's #USCG-approved flares and signaling devices for an actual #emergency.

Shooting flares from your vessel when not in distress can initiate a #CoastGuard search and rescue effort.

Happy July 4th! Please remember, #flares are not #fireworks! 🧨 💥

Only use your #boat's #USCG-approved flares and signaling devices for an actual #emergency.

Shooting flares from your vessel when not in distress can initiate a #CoastGuard search and rescue effort.

It might be a holiday, but we are still #missionready! We take time to prep our equipment and preposition our teams to b...
07/04/2021

It might be a holiday, but we are still #missionready!

We take time to prep our equipment and preposition our teams to best weather the storm. So should you!

A family member waves goodbye to the crew of the USCGC Thetis (WMEC 910) as they get underway for inclement weather ahead of Tropical Storm #Elsa in Key West, Florida, July 4, 2021.

U.S. Coast Guard crews protect vessels, equipment, and infrastructure during a tropical storm or hurricane. Hence, they are available to support our missions of maritime search and rescue and port reconstitution.

📸 PA1 Jetta Disco
#Storm21 #WeAreLANT #StormReady #FLWX
U.S. Coast Guard Southeast NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

It might be a holiday, but we are still #missionready!

We take time to prep our equipment and preposition our teams to best weather the storm. So should you!

A family member waves goodbye to the crew of the USCGC Thetis (WMEC 910) as they get underway for inclement weather ahead of Tropical Storm #Elsa in Key West, Florida, July 4, 2021.

U.S. Coast Guard crews protect vessels, equipment, and infrastructure during a tropical storm or hurricane. Hence, they are available to support our missions of maritime search and rescue and port reconstitution.

📸 PA1 Jetta Disco
#Storm21 #WeAreLANT #StormReady #FLWX
U.S. Coast Guard Southeast NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

Elsa will impact our southern neighbors today and is expected in Florida tonight, into Monday. Enjoy your 4th of July, b...
07/04/2021

Elsa will impact our southern neighbors today and is expected in Florida tonight, into Monday.

Enjoy your 4th of July, but take time to make storm preparations! Dangerous storm surge and rip tides may precede the storm. Stay off the water. Take extra care at beaches.

#Storm21

Here are the Key Messages from NHC regarding Tropical Storm Elsa, issued at 11 a.m. EDT Sunday - www.hurricanes.gov

On this Independence Day, we reflect. We are grateful for the efforts of our members past and present, the support of th...
07/04/2021

On this Independence Day, we reflect. We are grateful for the efforts of our members past and present, the support of the citizenry, and the bonds we have with our partners and allies.

The Constitution is a living document and provides a framework for a nation. While it was signed 245 years ago, we are a young nation. We keep learning and building relationships because we are not alone.

It is an honor to serve. Your U.S. Coast Guard puts in the work every day across the globe, from the high latitudes to the Western Rivers, to ensure peace and prosperity for America and all those who support the rule of law and a better world.

Honor. Respect. Devotion to Duty.

We have the watch. Semper Paratus.
#ForwardTogether #WeAreLANT

#SundayReading - Reflecting on resilience and citizenry as nation celebrates Independence Day

On July 4th, 1776, delegates from 13 Colonies formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, establishing a republic founded on the concept of unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for its citizens. Today, the U.S. Coast Guard promotes and projects these ideals worldwide – from our shores and inland waterways, to the Caribbean, the Poles, Middle-East, Oceania, and the Indo-Pacific – preserving a safe, just, and cohesive maritime common.

#Ready #Relevant #Responsive

Read more at #MyCG - http://ow.ly/bh9n50FohrK

You might think you can appear sober, but law enforcement officers are trained to recognize signs of impaired boaters!Th...
07/04/2021
Pennsylvania 2015_BUI video in Operation Dry Water

You might think you can appear sober, but law enforcement officers are trained to recognize signs of impaired boaters!

The #CoastGuard and partner agencies will be out at increased levels this July 4th weekend to ensure boaters are safe!

Alcohol can impair a boater's judgment, balance, vision and reaction time. It can increase fatigue and susceptibility to the effects of cold-water immersion.

https://vimeo.com/channels/1038461/160903911

#operationdrywater #opdrywater #neverbui #BoatSober #USCG

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Happy Independence Day!
07/04/2021

Happy Independence Day!

07/04/2021
Flares v.s. Fireworks

Flares vs. Fireworks? Watch to see how each one looks in the night sky.

Remember, do not use flares to celebrate this 4th of July!

#DYK alcohol is the leading contributing factor in recreational #boating deaths and a major factor in accidents on the w...
07/03/2021

#DYK alcohol is the leading contributing factor in recreational #boating deaths and a major factor in accidents on the water?
#Alcohol can impair a boater's judgment, balance, vision and reaction time? It can increase fatigue and susceptibility to the effects of cold-water.

Be safe this 4th of July weekend... Don't Drink and Boat!

Learn more safe boating tips here-> https://www.nasbla.org/operationdrywater/boaters/safety-tips

#operationdrywater #opdrywater #neverbui #BoatSober #USCG

#DYK alcohol is the leading contributing factor in recreational #boating deaths and a major factor in accidents on the water?
#Alcohol can impair a boater's judgment, balance, vision and reaction time? It can increase fatigue and susceptibility to the effects of cold-water.

Be safe this 4th of July weekend... Don't Drink and Boat!

Learn more safe boating tips here-> https://www.nasbla.org/operationdrywater/boaters/safety-tips

#operationdrywater #opdrywater #neverbui #BoatSober #USCG

If you're on the water or on the road this weekend, don't drink and drive! Whether behind the wheel of a boat or car, if...
07/03/2021
You're Going Nowhere Fast | Operation Dry Water PSA in Operation Dry Water

If you're on the water or on the road this weekend, don't drink and drive! Whether behind the wheel of a boat or car, if you boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol you are endangering your life and the lives of others.

Click here to learn more safe boating tips and download a boater's checklist:https://www.uscgboating.org/images/420.PDF

Published 2016.

The latest update for our Caribbean and Florida followers. #Elsa is a Cat 1 hurricane currently. Stay informed as this f...
07/02/2021

The latest update for our Caribbean and Florida followers.

#Elsa is a Cat 1 hurricane currently. Stay informed as this fast-moving storm progresses NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center and U.S. Coast Guard Southeast.

#storm21 #TeamUSCG #HurricaneReady

#Breaking U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port for U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami, U.S. Coast Guard Sector St Petersburg, US Coast Guard Sector Key West and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville set Port Condition Whiskey for Tropical Storm #Elsa. Drawbridges may not be operating if sustained winds reach 25 mph or when an evacuation is in progress. Reminder, social media is not the place to report an emergency. Use VHF Ch. 16 or 911.

Visit #USCG Homeport for port-specific info:
https://lnks.gd/2/W9MPX7

US National Weather Service Miami Florida
US National Weather Service Key West Florida
MCSO - Florida Keys
Miami-Dade Police Department
Broward Sheriff's Office
Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management
Broward County Government
Monroe County BOCC
FDOT Southeast Florida

#Storm21

For all Georgia and S. Carolina followers, heavy rainfall possible from #96L soon to be #Danny. Watch for storm surge an...
06/28/2021

For all Georgia and S. Carolina followers, heavy rainfall possible from #96L soon to be #Danny.

Watch for storm surge and rip currents! Stay off the water. If you're near the beach please take care. Good time to secure items to keep them out of the water.
#BeReady #USCGStorm21 #storm21

With Tropical Depression Four approaching South Carolina and Georgia this evening, know how to stay safe on the beaches ...
06/28/2021

With Tropical Depression Four approaching South Carolina and Georgia this evening, know how to stay safe on the beaches and avoid Rip Currents.

Visit our friends at the #NationalWeatherService to learn more on how to avoid and get out of #RipCurrents.
https://www.weather.gov/safety/ripcurrent

#USCG #alwaysready

#BravoZulu SN Solis Hedlam and USCGC Hamilton - WMSL 753 crew. Hamilton recently completed a 97-day deployment escorting...
06/25/2021

#BravoZulu SN Solis Hedlam and USCGC Hamilton - WMSL 753 crew. Hamilton recently completed a 97-day deployment escorting two of our newest Sentinel-class cutters bound for Bahrain across the Atlantic before supporting U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean and Balck Sea working with Allies and partners.

You can meet more of the crew here: https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/HAMtoEUR

#WMSL753 #seaservice #womenpeaceandsecurity #womenoffshore #seacareer

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Happy Friday!!Congratulations to Capt. Clinton Carlson on his new command and to Capt. Adam Morrison for his tireless ef...
06/25/2021

Happy Friday!!

Congratulations to Capt. Clinton Carlson on his new command and to Capt. Adam Morrison for his tireless effort and strong leadership as the first commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758).

#ICYMI Carlson took the helm during a formal change of command ceremony at the unit, Wednesday. Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, presided over the ceremony.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve alongside the plank owner crew of Coast Guard Cutter Stone,” said Morrison. “Together, we brought the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest asset into the fleet mix and achieved many noteworthy operational achievements during Stone’s first deployment. Though this relief marks the end of my sea-going career, I depart the ship knowing the 130 men and women assigned aboard will continue to do great things for our service and our nation.”

Morrison will report for duty as deputy Coast Guard Cyber Command. Of note, following delivery of Stone, Morrison and his crew completed Operation Southern Cross, a multi-month deployment to the South Atlantic to spotlight illegal fishing practices.

More: https://bit.ly/758CofC
Watch here: https://fb.watch/6lW2gkjP4Q/

#Tradition #USCGCStone #WMSL758 #wearelant

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