GULF OF MEXICO – An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Miami, Fla., drops a replacement saltwater pump for the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle’s main diesel engine, April 14, 2012. The main diesel engine’s saltwater pump began leaking, which reduced the effectiveness of the engine’s cooling system.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill.
MIAMI – A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team conducts high-speed maneuvers during a security patrol south of the Port of Miami, March 9, 2009. MSST Miami is currently based at the Homestead Air Reserve Base in Homestead, Fla., and is a component of the Coast Guard’s Deployable Operations Group.
This photo won second place in the Public Affairs Specialist category of the 2009 Coast Guard Photo Contest.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Barry Bena.
Richard Etheridge will be homeported in Miami and will primarily perform missions to save lives, enforce U.S. and international maritime law and ensure security in the Coast Guard’s 7th District off the Southeastern coast of the U.S. and in the Caribbean Sea.