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If you are in the Galveston area this weekend, you might notice the Brasil (U 27) in port.This is a training ship from t...
11/21/2020

If you are in the Galveston area this weekend, you might notice the Brasil (U 27) in port.

This is a training ship from the Brazilian navy Marinha do Brasil. The U.S. Coast Guard has been privileged to receive the Brasil crew in several Gulf Coast locations over the last week and share experiences.

Most recently, they worked with our crews at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston.

Brazil is an emerging Western Hemisphere partner, and the Brazilian navy shares our priorities to counter drug flows and combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

The U.S. Coast Guard is privileged to enjoy strong partners worldwide in our shared pursuit for good maritime governance.

While international engagements have been difficult in the COVID environment, we value this opportunity to engage with an emerging partner. We are also glad we could do so following COVID-19 risk mitigation measures.

More: https://bit.ly/BrasilinTX

📷 PA3 Paige Hause

#Partners #ThinkForward #Maritime

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Embaixada EUA Brasil / US Embassy Brazil U.S. Department of State

11/20/2020
Atlantic Area Command and Command Master Chief Holiday Message 2020

Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, and Master Chief Petty Officer Devin Spencer, command master chief Atlantic Area, share their thoughts on regional efforts and celebrating this holiday season.

Despite the pandemic, It's been a tough year. Most of us have gone through periods of isolation or lockdown as well as a consistent demand for Coast Guard operations. COVID has changed the way many of us recharge and socialize.

Winter and the holidays are historically a time to recharge and renew. While some celebrations may be modified, we encourage crews to take this time with their loved ones to do just that.

Please continue to make smart choices that reduce risk as you celebrate, whether next week or after; as we know, some must stand the watch.

If you are considering travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, consider the CDC guidelines: https://bit.ly/CDCThx

Our heartfelt gratitude to all our personnel, their families, and our communities for their ongoing effort and support.

#ThinkForward #Thanksgiving

Joint operations and observances...The USCGC Charles Sexton (WPC 1108), the coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr and the Brazi...
11/18/2020

Joint operations and observances...

The USCGC Charles Sexton (WPC 1108), the coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr and the Brazilian training ship Brasil held a memorial wreath-laying ceremony at sea Sunday in honor of the Brazilian navy officers and U.S. Navy military members who died in the World War II submarine accident involving the USS R-12 (SS 89) off the coast of Key West.

The Charles Sexton crew and partners held the ceremony near the last known location of the R12 submarine. The ceremony included brief remarks, a minute of silence, and the laying of two wreaths by the Basi crew, representing each country participating.

R12 departed Key West on June 12, 1943, for routine training operations with 45 U.S. Navy sailors and two Brazilian navy observers embarked. At 12:23 p.m., the collision alarm was sounded, and it was reported the forward battery compartment was flooding. In an estimated 15 seconds, R-12 sank, taking 42 officers and enlisted crew members with it, including the two embarked Brazilian officers. Only the bridge watch, which included the commanding officer, survived. The five surviving men were picked up by the submarine chaser SC-449 around 6 p.m. the same evening.

R12 was located on June 23, 1943, in 93 fathoms of water at 24°23'50"N, 81°38'30"W. The official cause of the sinking is still unknown.

On Nov. 6, the training ship Brasil and crew moored at Station Mayport, Florida, and the commanding officer and crew met with Coast Guard crews from the cutters Maria Bray, Hammer, Tarpon, and Heron.

This engagement allowed the Brazilian navy and Coast Guard crews to interact and develop deeper partnerships offering relationship building for both countries. This was the first port call for the Brasil crew, and it also allowed them to experience U.S. culture and the diversity America offers.

📸 Ensign Maya Gause
📄 U.S. Coast Guard Southeast

#ActForward #Respect #Partnerships

U.S. Department of State Marinha do Brasil U.S. Navy U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Embaixada EUA Brasil / US Embassy Brazil

11/18/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Southeast

We can all use a little joy right now and what’s better than releasing baby sea turtles?!

Our folks at Station Ft. Lauderdale getting in on one of the more fun parts of our living marine resource mission.

#ActForward #Stewardship

#BreakingNews U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale crew members released more than 200 Green, Loggerhead, and Hawksbill sea turtles Monday approximately 10 miles off the #FortLauderdale coast.

Working with the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Inc., the boat crew released sea turtles from multiple sea turtle hospitals along the Florida East Coast including – The Sea Turtle Hospital at UF Whitney Lab, St. Johns County; Marine Science Center, Volusia County; and The Healing Center, Brevard County, which are all facilities governed by the MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife.

Things you can do to help save sea turtles:
- Give them space – remember they are wild animals and enjoy from a distance.
- Call for help if you think the turtle is injured.
- Take your time – boat safely.
- Be environmental stewards.

Before handling a sea turtle, call FWC’s wildlife hotline: 1-888-404-FWCC. Gumbo Limbo’s 24-hour sea turtle emergency hotline: 561-212-8691.

Read more: https://lnks.gd/2/MwM-2w
#LivingMarineResources #OceanSteward #Fin #Noggin #Dude #SeaTurtles

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami
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11/16/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Southeast

Congratulations to the diverse team from Space X, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the FAA, 45th Space Wing, United States Space Force, and other private and government agencies that enabled the safe delivery of the #dragoncrew to the #ISS.

Just over 50 years ago, our imagination was captured by the Apollo 11 mission and astronauts' arrival to the moon. In the time since we've had former Coast Guard members go on to have careers with NASA and Capt. Daniel Burbank served as an astronaut.

Our role here is slightly different but vital --SAFETY. As Capt. Vlaun explains we manage the zones on the water during a launch or recovery. This role is vital to the safety of mariners and the astronauts. We appreciate your support in sharing this video and inform those who might be keen to get a closer look at the risks.

This is an exciting chapter in space technology and development. We are proud to serve.

#Safety #Team #COTP

Tonight's launch was a success!
We ask for your support in the future when the capsule with the #dragoncrew returns to make sure to keep a safe distance and let the recovery crew safely recover the crew from the capsule. Not only is it important for their safety but your safety as well.

Please watch this video message from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Captain Vlaun the Captain of the port.

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile
U.S. Coast Guard Sector St Petersburg
U.S. Coast Guard Heartland
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

#LaunchAmerica #dragoncrew #D7 #SpaceX #USCG #NASA

11/15/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville

#SpaceX
It's almost game time and U.S. Coast Guard is on their way!

Please read below.

#behindthescenes “Cast off lines!” You’ll see this U.S. Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral Response Boat-Medium boat out on the water enforcing the #USCG safety & security zones for tonight’s historic Falcon 9 launch. For any issues on the water, we’ll be monitoring VHF Channel 16.

#LaunchAmerica #CrewDragon #Crew1 #nasa

U.S. Coast Guard Southeast U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command

#SpaceX Falcon 9 is almost near its projected launch time. Beforehand a lot of preparation has to be done not only by NA...
11/15/2020

#SpaceX Falcon 9 is almost near its projected launch time. Beforehand a lot of preparation has to be done not only by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration but also U.S. Coast Guard Crews. #LaunchAmerica #CrewDragon

#HappeningNow #USCG crews receiving an operations brief for tonight’s Falcon 9 NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration #Crew1 launch. Good luck to our crews & law enforcement partners on the water, stay safe everyone!

#LaunchAmerica #CrewDragon

U.S. Coast Guard Southeast U.S. Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Moray USCGC Margaret Norvell WPC-1105 U. S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team Houston - 91104 U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville
11/15/2020

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville

Packed house at U.S. Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral as U. S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team Houston - 91104 & U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Heron make preps to get underway for tonight’s launch of Crew Dragon’s first operational mission with 4 astronauts onboard. Remember, the Coast Guard safety & security zones will now be activated at 4:27 p.m. If needed, you can contact the Coast Guard on VHF Channel 16, stay safe everyone!

#LaunchAmerica #CrewDragon #Crew1 #nasa

Canaveral Pilots Association Propeller Club of Port Canaveral Port Canaveral U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Moray USCGC Margaret Norvell WPC-1105 U.S. Coast Guard Southeast U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command Brevard County Emergency Management MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife

11/13/2020
HITRON History Series: Rear Adm. Donna Cottrell

Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron 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 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 in accordance with international maritime law.

In this documentary series, we track down the founding members, pioneers, and stakeholders who have played an important part in HITRON’s history. In this video, we sat down with Rear Adm. Donna L. Cottrell, Ninth District Commander, and asked her to talk about her experience as the 6th Commanding Officer of #HITRON.
#HITRON10

Paying respect to those who came before...U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marine Corps active-duty members honor veterans from...
11/11/2020

Paying respect to those who came before...

U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marine Corps active-duty members honor veterans from all branches of the military at an assisted living center in Portsmouth, Virginia, on this Veteran's Day.

Coast Guard members from Base Portsmouth, TRACEN Yorktown, cutters Harriet Lane and Forward, Regional Dive Locker East, Sector Virginia, the IMAT, FORCECOM, HSWL Norfolk Medical, and Atlantic Area Command all arrived with handmade signs and gifts for each of the Veterans.

"Today we had the honor of meeting 12 brave women and men whose combined service total 100 years. One member is a WWII Veteran who was at Pearl Harbor and Okinawa. Multiple others are Vietnam Veterans. We are lucky to recognize their service today and hear their stories." BMC Amanda Fenstermacher

How can you help and hear their stories too? The assisted living center is requesting pen pals for their residents!

Please contact Laurie Redilla at [email protected] if you would like to gain a new friend through their pen pal program.

📷 SN Kate Kilroy
#VeteransDay #ActForward #Respect #Veterans

11/11/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Southeast

Bravo Zulu to our responders from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah!

Seven fishers are safe thanks to the actions of these aircrews and their own preparedness and training.

We encourage all commercial fishing crews to take their safety training seriously and be prepared with survival equipment like lifejackets and liferafts in addition to good use of a VHF radio.

“I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a VHF marine radio aboard your vessel,” said Lt. Michael Browning Sector Charleston, the command duty officer. “We were able to pinpoint exact locations of the distressed mariners because they were prepared for a worst-case scenario. I’m very proud of everyone involved in these cases because it really highlights the importance of our training and these brave men and women who expertly executed when it mattered most.”

Free commercial fishing vessel safety exams are required for any vessel operating more than 3 nautical miles from the territorial baseline and are available from the Coast Guard.

Want to know more? Want to know what is required on your vessel? Visit: http://www.fishsafewest.info/DocksideExams.asp

More on this case: https://bit.ly/38ze8eG

📽 U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah and USCGSoutheast

#SAR #Safety #ActForward #CFVS

The Coast Guard rescued seven people in two separate search and rescue cases Tuesday off the Georgia coast.

In the first rescue, three people were hoisted from a life raft about 60 miles east of Tybee Island by an Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and were safely transported to Charleston Executive Airport with no medical concerns.

In the second rescue, a separate Air Station Savannah Dolphin aircrew hoisted four survivors at 5:18 a.m. after the fishing vessel, Jimmy & Charlie, began taking on water near Egg Island.

11/09/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone

Come aboard the USCGC Stone for the first quarters!!

We accepted Stone today from the builder and the crew are bringing it to life.

#WMSL #firsts #cutterlife

Last week Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston, Norfolk State University president, met with Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, Coast Guard At...
11/09/2020

Last week Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston, Norfolk State University president, met with Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, to speak about the ongoing partnership between NSU and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Over the last few years, Atlantic Area and Historically Black Colleges and Universities have partnered together on developing diversity and inclusion strategies consisting of student education on Coast Guard programs and opportunities such as CSPI.

Interested in pre-commissioning opportunities? Learn more: https://bit.ly/CGPreCom

📷 PA1 Adam Stanton
#Learning #Leaders #ThinkForward

11/09/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest

#ICYMI our crews are active throughout the Western Hemisphere saving lives, protecting the oceans, and building relationships.

Check out this great piece by PA3 Villa Rodriguez of U.S. Coast Guard Southeast as the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter JAMES - WMSL 754 respond to mariners in distress off Costa Rica last week.

As maritime search and rescue experts, we stand ready to assist our partner nations for safer waters around the globe.

#ActForward #partnership #SAR

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter JAMES - WMSL 754 crew rescued 7 people after two fishing vessels sank during a storm 65 miles offshore from Costa Rica.

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”- Antoine d...
11/08/2020

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The heavy-lift vessel VB10,000 arrived at the #GoldenRay wreck site last week. The vessel will be used to cut and lift the wreck sequentially into eight sections to be placed on barges and dry docks inside the Environmental Protection Barrier.

The St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command consists of Gallagher Marine Systems, LLC, Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Georgia DNR, and U.S. Coast Guard.

Our thanks to all these responders and the patience of the community through this project. This response has been long and challenging, but the crews' professionalism and expertise are nothing short of impressive. Salvage operations are always a dynamic and constantly evolving situation.
#PlanForward #ActForward #Response #MER

For more information and updates on the response: https://www.stsimonssoundincidentresponse.com/

📷St. Simons Sound Incident photos by PA2 Michael Himes
U.S. Coast Guard Southeast

11/08/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Southeast

We're watching this one closely. Potential impacts for our U.S. Coast Guard Southeast communities. Follow their account and NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center for updates.

It's been a long season, but we treat every storm like it's the first storm.

#USCGEta #PlanForward #Ready

#ICYMI U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami Captain of the Port set port condition Zulu for the ports of #Miami, #FortPierce, #PalmBeach and #Everglades. Check out the release & listen to the audio broadcasted yesterday to mariners to ensure your loved ones are safe ahead of Tropical Storm #Eta. https://lnks.gd/2/Mmr2Nt #UscgEta #Ready #Responsive
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