Coast Guard Club Newsletter
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Guard Club recruit, & any Coastie I write to. This Newsletter is
posted on the Web at HTTP://HOME1.GTE.NET/KE7A/INDEX.HTM, WWW.JACKSJOINT.COM
& at WWW.FREDSPLACE.ORG. If you can receive e-mail files & would like a
copy of this Newsletter each month, please contact me.
My address is <CGC@TRIAD.RR.COM>
& <AD4PT@ARRL.NET>. Members of the Coast
Guard Club who have e-mail service, please let me know & I will
add you to Appendix E of the call book. Additionally, Dick Anderson,
<KE7A@GTE.NET> & I need to know when you cancel, or change
providers or addresses. Please take a look at Dick’s Coast
Guard Club page at HTTP://HOME1.GTE.NET/KE7A/INDEX.HTM to ensure your
address is listed correctly. You may also go to WWW.QRZ.COM & look up KE7A
to link up, or Search “USCG amateur radio operators net on the web”.
CGC MEMBERS, LET US SEE YOU.
You may add your picture(s) to the club’s call book by sending it (them) as an
email attachment or by mail to me. A few of the guys have sent pictures of when
they were in the Guard and a current picture. The book has become more
interesting with the added pictures.
NEW 83-FOOTER WEB SITE:
STATISTICS: DRUGS SEIZED: Cocaine, 117,78Ø
lbs, Marijuana Products, 4Ø,316 lbs, LIVES SAVED, 3,6Ø9, MIGRANTS INTERDICTED:
The CG rescued 2 people from the waters of Bogue Inlet after their 16-ft
pleasure craft capsized in the surf. A 27-ft rescue boat from CG Station
Swansboro pulled 1 person onboard that was not breathing & did not have a
pulse. PO 2nd Class Jason Daughtry & Seaman Tedd Anishkoff immediately began
CPR. The other person, who had gotten his leg wedged between the transom &
out-board motor of the pleasure craft, was pulled from the water & taken
onboard. The people were transported to Bogue Inlet Point. The CG crewmen
beached their boat & the 2 people were transferred to Emerald Isle Emergency
Medical Services. One person was declared DOA & the other is listed in
ORLEANS ¾ Three CG units in Texas
are continuing their search for a crewman from the FV Leon
who reportedly entered the
water 89 miles S of Galveston. An HU-25 rescue jet crew launched from AS Corpus
Christi was on scene 4Ø minutes later. An HH-65 rescue helicopter crew from AS
Houston & the crew of CGC MANOWAR from Galveston assisted in the search. The crewman was last seen
wearing a black shirt, shorts, work boots, & no life jacket. Aircrews from
AS New Orleans & Aviation Training Centre Mobile worked together to search
for a downed single-engine plane. The aircrews located the pilot deceased within
the wreckage of the aircraft. The initial search pattern was modified once
Brookley Airport gave CG SAR personnel information regarding the aircraft’s
last known position on radar & eyewitness accounts. The CG then located a
debris field leading to the wreckage about 7 miles N of the airport.
ORLEANS ¾ CG Station Gulfport received the report of a swimmer who entered the
waters off Biloxi Beach near White Ave. & had not been seen for about 3Ø
minutes. Crews from Station Gulfport immediately launched in a 26-ft rescue boat
& a truck to search the beach & get information from the reporting
source, James Edward Banks. Gilbert, who was pretending to be Banks, has active
warrants for his arrest & awaits transport back to Texas. An HH-65 rescue
helicopter crew from AS New Orleans diverted from another case to join the
search as well as 2 boats from the Biloxi Police Dept & 1 boat from the Dept
of Marine Resources. Hoax or prank distress calls put lives of rescuers &
other boaters in danger as SAR resources may not be available to save someone
who is really in danger. The maximum penalty for making a false distress call is
6 years imprisonment, total restitution of expenses caused by the call & a
JUNEAU ¾ Officials at the Seward Police Dept requested CG assistance to help
rescue a man & his dog after floodwaters trapped the pair in his trailer
near the Seward Highway. Six CGC MUSTANG crewmembers responded
within 3Ø minutes & after assessing the situation, crew launched a small
rescue boat led by POs Eamon McCormack & Scott Palmer. Palmer, a Gunner’s
Mate, used a line-throwing gun to shoot a line to Moore’s trailer. Moore
attached the line & secured it to the trailer. McCormack & Palmer used a
hand over hand method to pull themselves in the boat to the trailer under
cloudy, rain-soaked skies, reaching Moore & his dog. The MUSTANG men completed the rescue & took the uninjured Moore, the dog &
the man’s belongings to drier ground.
will bring 63 bales of marijuana to the port of Miami to be turned over to
Customs. The drugs were onboard a go-fast boat that was spotted by the aircrew
of a Customs P-3 aircraft from Jacksonville. The P-3 crew, who were working for
Operation Bahamas & Turks & Caicos, vectored the MANITOU
to the location. When the suspected smugglers spotted the Customs aircraft, they
immediately began tossing the bales of marijuana overboard. The boat was lost as
it continued north into shallow water. The MANITOU was able to recover 63
bales. The MANITOU is a 110-ft patrol boat from Miami Beach.
The 180-ft FV Galaxy exploded & erupted into flames 3Ø miles SW of St. Paul Island,
Alaska forcing 2Ø of its 26 crewmembers to abandon ship. Six others became
stranded on the burning ship before a CG Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted 4 of
them to safety. There is 1 confirmed dead with 5 reported in critical condition
& 2 remained missing. Crews aboard the Good Samaritan FVs Blue
Pacific, Glacier Bay & Clipper
Express assisted in the rescue of 2Ø Galaxy
crewmen. Responding to the scene to help with the SAR of the survivors is the
Honolulu based CGC JARVIS. The JARVIS was on patrol in the Bering Sea acting as a SAR platform & to
enforce commercial fishing regulations. The JARVIS arrived on location with
the survivors & are assisting in the search for the 2 missing crewmembers.
Also helping with the search are 2 CG Jayhawk helicopters, a Dolphin helicopter,
2 CG, 1 USAF & 1 ANG C-13Ø Hercules airplanes. The weather on scene is
reported to be 3Ø-to-4Ø knot winds, seas are 1Ø-15 ft with freezing spray,
freezing rain & snow. The air temperature is 35 degrees, with a water
temperature of 43 degrees. The Galaxy is reported still afloat & on fire.
ORLEANS ¾ Texas CG rescue crews successfully rescued 3 crewmembers from their
disabled sailboat in the waters S of Freeport, TX. AS Houston hoisted all 3
crewmembers from their disabled vessel, the 3Ø-ft Get My Drift, about 15 miles SW of Freeport.
The 3 men were participating in the Harvest Moon Regatta. The vessel’s crew
was transiting from Port Aransas, TX to Galveston & requested assistance
once they entered the Freeport Jetties, reporting damage to the vessel’s mast
& sail & that they were attempting to anchor. Once communication with
the vessel’s crew was lost, Station Freeport launched a 41-ft utility boat to
respond. The rescue boat crew was forced to return to the station due to the
weather conditions. CGC HERON diverted & a Dolphin rescue helicopter launched to assist. Once
communication with the crew of Get
My Drift was restored, the master of the vessel requested
their removal from the vessel due to weather & sea state. The HERON
is an 87-ft patrol boat from Sabine, TX.
DIEGO – The crew from a CG Station San Diego 41-ft
patrol boat intercepted a 2Ø-ft aluminum boat carrying 6 Mexican nationals just
off Point Loma. The crew suspected the nationals were trying to enter the United
States illegally. The crew brought the 6 people into CG Activities San Diego,
where Border Patrol agents took custody.
JUDITH, R.I. ¾ Pending further developments, the CG has
officially ended its search for a 55-year-old diver missing off Watch Hill, R.I.
Joseph Pasquale of Mansfield, Mass., was diving from the 23-foot pleasure craft Endeavor about 5 miles SE of Watch Hill with 2 other divers in 125 feet of water
when he failed to resurface with the rest of the group. ‘The decision to
suspend a search is never an easy one," said LCDR Seth Van Essendelft of
the CG Command Centre in Boston. ‘However, we have saturated more than 8Ø
square miles with rescue and air assets for 28 hours &, based on that
information, we feel that if Mr. Pasquale was on the surface, we would have
detected him.’ The CG's efforts included searches by 2 rescue helicopters from
AS Cape Cod & 2 rescue boats from Station Point Judith. The Rhode Island
Dept of Environmental Mgt & police from Narragansett, Westerly, &
Charlestown, R.I., also assisted in the search. Mr. Pasquale is known to be an
experienced, safety-conscious diver with no known medical conditions. The
incident is under investigation by the CG's Marine Safety Office in Providence.
FRIENDS OF LONG ISLAND WIRELESS HISTORY
are preparing an exhibit for the Long Island Maritime Museum & would be
interested in hearing from anyone who served on a land DF or Huff-Duff station,
or aboard a ship using Huff-Duff. Contact Van R Field, W2OQI, at <WRECK_AND_RESCUE@JUNO.COM>.
T-1Ø1-B built for the USCG. Van would like a diagram of the equipment to
display shipboard radio gear from the 3Øs & 4Øs for a local Long Island
maritime museum. E-mail Van at the above address if you have any information.
McLANE RESTORATION: Jim Gill, K6IRR, is trying to obtain
information regarding the types of radio gear about the WSC (125-ft. Cutter
class) during the 194Øs & where replacement equipment for this period may
be found. Jim may be contacted at <PDP@CTS.COM>.
BOOKS! BOOKS! Coast Guard Club CALL BOOK (Sold to CGC members
only.) is bound in a 1-1/2” spiral binder & will include a Certificate
of Membership in the Coast Guard Club
suitable for framing. If you want a copy, send a cheque for $15.ØØ,
which includes postage, payable to Don Gardner. JANAP-131 (1949 version)
$7.ØØ; ACP-131 (March 1997) $7.ØØ. Or you can download your own ACP-131
GUARD STORIES: Check out www.jacksjoint.com/, which has
interesting CG short stories I selected short stories from this site for my
version of Coast Guard Stories, Vol. I & II. I will print the volume(s) for
you on my printer, put it in a spiral binder & send you a copy postage paid
for $15.ØØ each. These volumes are
on file at USCG Hq. in care of Dr Browning, the CG Historian. Dr Browning
advised they are kept in a place of honour in the Public Affairs Office. I have
begun Volume III & need stories from Coasties to complete it. If you have
something interesting to write regarding an incident or memory of your time in
the ‘Guard’, please send it to me by e-mail, diskette, or a paper copy.
Don’t worry about spelling or punctuation.
NETS: The CG Radio Amateur SSB Net is on the air each Saturday from 12-13ØØ
ET on 143ØØ (14313 alternate). At 13ØØ ET the Net shifts to 14327 &
continues, usually for about 3Ø minutes. Dick Anderson, KE7A, in the Dallas-Ft
Worth area, is the NCS. A CW Net with Fred Goodwin, K7LF, as NCS, is on 14Ø52/7Ø52
& runs simultaneously.
COASTIE RANKS & RATINGS who served aboard buoy
tenders, 21Ø-ft. Cutters & Radio/CommStations: If you would like to help
determine interest for a reunion, please e-mail me at <E.GARCIA@ADELPHIA.NET>, snail mail:
Ernest Garcia, W4EG, 3734 Holloway St., Newbury Park, CA 9132Ø-5339. I will
gather the info & depending on the response, will keep you updated via the
CGC Newsletter, e-mail or, if you like, by telephone.
CASCO: Any former crewmembers who would like to be placed
on a mailing list of shipmates & activities that includes a reunion every
several years, contact: Gordon C Kelly, P O BOX 141, Lyon, WI 53148.
FOOT CUTTERS: 4 to 8 May 2ØØ3 Plaza Hotel in Las
Vegas. Contact Doak Walker fone: 9Ø7 789 2579, FAX 9Ø7 789 278Ø, e-mail:
<DOAK17@GCI.NET>, web HTTP://255WPG.11NET.COM, snail mail: P O Box 33523,
Juneau, AK 998Ø3. Registration forms will be mailed in June 2ØØ2.
MEMBERSHIP: There are 526 members in our
club as of 28 October. DE AD4PT 73 & Semper
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