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47 Motor Life Boat Tour At USCG Station Gloucester With MK1 Kurt Lubbers

This is The First Part of A Ten Part Video Series-

CWO2 Luis Munoz extended an invitation to GMG to come down to the USCG Station Gloucester and see what it’s all about in anticipation of the upcoming Boating Safety Event. GMG Contributor Manny Simoes and I spent a fantastic morning at the station.

The entire crew at the Station was incredibly friendly and courteous and I can’t thank Chief Warrant Officer Munoz enough for the access he granted us..

In our first video we have FOB (Friend Of the Blog) Kurt Lubbers give us a tour or the inside compartments including the Survivors Compartment, Engine Room, Auxiliary Machinery Space, and All The Way Inside The Hold of The Boat.

You are cordially invited to attend US Coast Guard Station Gloucester’s Boating Safety Day.  This multi-partnered community event kicks off National Safe Boating Week on Saturday, May 21st, from 9am to 3pm and will take place at USCG Station Gloucester.  Our boating safety partners involved in this event include Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadron, State of Massachusetts Marine Environmental Protection, commercial fishing safety representatives and many others. The goal of this community event is to put all aspects of boating safety back in the public eye as we approach our spring and summer boating season.  We will showcase an assortment of search and rescue demonstrations, structured boating /paddling safety and Boating Under the Influence (BUI) forums, flare demonstrations, commercial fishing vessel safety, tours of Station Gloucester and vessels, as well as various informational booths.

Coast Guard rescue crews medically evacuate crewman from fishing vessel

BOSTON – U.S. Coast Guard crews medically evacuated a crewman from the fishing vessel Jennifer Anne 115-miles east of Cape Anne, Mass., Jan. 16, 2011.

Coast Guard watch standers received a report from the captain of the fishing vessel Jennifer Anne that a 53-year old male on board was experiencing chest pains at approximately 3:50 p.m.

An HH-60 rescue helicopter crew and an HU-25 Falcon Jet crew launched from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod to aid the injured man.

Once on scene the man was hoisted to the helicopter.

The man was transported to Cape Cod Hospital and was reported to be in good condition at 8:45 p.m.


Coast Guard 47 Foot Motor Lifeboat Compilation

Here’s another one

Check out the one that North Shore Waterman Doug Maxfield posted a couple of weeks ago-


This one was released yesterday-

Provincetown, Mass. – The National Motor Lifeboat School conducts training with Coast Guard Station Provincetown Nov. 11-12, 2010.

This is the first time the National Motor Lifeboat School has conducted training on the East coast.

U.S. Coast Guard Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class James Rhodes.

U.S. Coast Guard news briefing to be held for fishing vessel Patriot investigation conclusion


Two days After We Lost Charlie the Coast Guard Will Be Holding a Press Conference To Detail Their Conclusions In The Patriot Sinking Investigation.

Media are invited to attend a news briefing for the fishing vessel Patriot marine casualty investigation at Sector Boston, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at 8 p.m.

The late hour of the news briefing is due to previous briefings with members of the family of the two fishermen who lost thier lives when the Patriot sank in January 2009.

Who: Capt. John Healey, commander of Sector Boston, will be answering questions pertaining to the marine casualty investigation.

What: Media briefing on the fishing vessel Patriot marine casualty investigation.

When: Sept. 17th at 8 p.m.


Sector Boston

427 Commercial St

Boston, MA 02109

Media are asked to R.S.V.P. and have proper credentials prior to arrival.

For more information on this release, please contact 1st District Public Affairs at (617) 223-8515.

Click the Picture Below For The Slide Show Of Pictures I Took Aboard Matteo Russo’s Patriot July 29, 2008


Channel Marker on Wingaersheek Beach has not moved

I took a walk on Wingaersheek Beach yesterday, looking for the Channel Marker that had washed ashore during a storm. See (Ed Sawicki March 26 2010, entry in GMG ).

I did not realize how big this thing is.  Michael Densmore, a professional welder, was also there taking measurements.  He is trying to bid on the contract with the Coast Guard, to cut it up so it can be removed.  As I took photos I thought how great this would look at the new area on Rogers Street.  I also found out that Mike was the welder that had worked on the majority of the channel markers we see around the city.

 I hope I get the opportunity to watch them cut this thing up and haul it away.

 Even on a cold drizzle day you can find something interesting in Gloucester.

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Things To Do- Fishing Families & Friends Health & Safety Day

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From Kathy Day-

Fishing Families & Friends Health & Safety Day
This Saturday April 17th 9-3 pm Coast Guard Station Gloucester
Rain or shine
Free Health Screenings and vaccinations, lunch, CG Safety Stations, kids activities Raffle items – Floatable bibs, First AID kits, IPODS courtesy of GFWA, MFP, NHS
Sponsored by the Healthy Gloucester Collaborative, US Coast Guard, Northeast Health System

For more info call Kathy Day 866-964-4604

Damon to the Rescue!

Our friend Damon helping out the sailboats that are at the floating dock off the State Fish Pier. One of the boats #13 capsized while practicing near the Paint Factory. The two kids in the boat righted it themselves and climbed aboard all were safe. The Coast Guard was just checking too see if they were all right.damonphoto by Paul Frontiero

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