My favorite headline from last week. I won’t link to the article because it may/may not have a happy ending.
Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak conducts helicopter training, a photo by U.S. Coast Guard on Flickr.
KODIAK, Alaska – Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Moore, a machinery technician with Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak, maintains control of a trail line to a rescue basket as an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducts hoist training in Middle Bay near Kodiak May 9, 2012. ANT Kodiak members assist air station helicopter crews stay proficient in hoisting to and from vessels.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.
JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew escorts the first cruise ship of the season into port May 3, 2012. In addition to Station Juneau Coast Guardsmen, many Sector Juneau personnel are involved in ensuring safety aboard cruise ships in Southeast Alaska.
Base Kodiak honors fallen shipmates
KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard pall bearers salute Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle (Ret.) and Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins as their caskets rest in an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane April 20, 2012. Coast Guardsmen honored their fallen shipmates during a funeral procession from the base chapel to the airplane.
GULF OF ALASKA – The Japanese fishing vessel, Ryou-Un Maru, shows significant signs of damage after the Coast Guard Cutter Anancapa fired explosive ammunition into it 180 miles west of the Southeast Alaskan coast April 5, 2012. The derelict fishing vessel sank at 6:15 p.m. in 6,000 feet of water.
U.S. Coast Guard photo.