Five Important Boating Safety Tips
As the warm weather months come to a close, thousands of people still enjoy the fun and freedom that boats offer. Whether it is fishing, canoeing or water crafting, taking these machines out on the ocean or lake can be tremendous fun for the entire family. However, if these recreational […]
Real Life Coast Guard Rescue Inspires New Disney Movie
It is known as the greatest and most daring rescue in Coast Guard history. In the Winter of 1952, a couple of World War II-era tanker ships came face-to-face with a catastrophic “nor’easter” off the coast of Massachusetts. Within hours of each others’ ships, the SS Pendleton and SS Fort Mercer, split in half due to the sever nature of the storm. Monstrous waves and frigid waters left crew members a matter of hours before both ships sank completely.
For the upcoming Disney movie, “The Finest Hours,” the story tells of the tale of the daring and courageous Coast Guard rescue of the crew of the SS Pendleton. Coxswain Bernard C. Webber, along with three of his crew members, Andrew J. Fitzgerald, Richard P. Livese and Ervin Mask were instrumental in saving the lives of 32 men from the Pendleton. For their heroic efforts, the four men received the Gold Lifesaving Medal, a rare honor in the Coast Guard. Become a member of the Coast Guard today through various job opportunities as a Coast Guard Civilian.
The Finest Hours will be in theaters January 29, 2016.
Coast Guard implements new screening standard for victim advocates
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Director of Health, Safety and Work-Life announced Tuesday the implementation of new and more stringent screening criteria that resulted in removal of the victim advocate designation from 76 active-duty personnel performing that collateral duty.