1934 Surfboats and lifeboats from Coast Guard stations Shark River, Squan Beach, Sandy Hook, and others responded to a deadly fire aboard the liner Morro Castle, rescuing 129 survivors. 1937 Coast Guard units began flood relief operations in the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys. 1, First District (Carrying Point Cove, West Quoddy Head, Maine), sighted a schooner at anchor some four miles east-southeast of the station. Campbell then rescued five of the U-606's crew. 1956 The U.S. Coast Guard issued new regulations for security screening of merchant seamen. 1994 CGC Munro responded to a mayday from the Greek-registered 798-foot container ship Hyundai Seattle approximately 550 nautical miles south of Adak, Alaska. The pumps were manned to keep the water down. Four of her six crew were lost in the tragedy. 2015 El Faro, a 735-foot ro-ro cargo ship, was en-route to San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Jacksonville, Florida with a crew of 33 on board. This patrol began May 25, 2020, when the cutter departed Wilmington, North Carolina for the last time. The signature vessels were the large, rugged sailing yachts assigned to offshore patrols, later nicknamed "The Corsair Fleet.". The Aviation Survivalman rating was renamed Aviation Survival Technician. 1994 Coast Guard units and family members assisted those in need after an earthquake hit Los Angeles, California. 1988 Admiral Paul Yost, Commandant, explained the new "Zero Tolerance" initiative to Congress's Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Navigation. It was the largest "in situ" burn ever tried in U.S. waters and it consumed a significant amount of the oil aboard the New Carissa. 2014 The Coast Guard issued the following statement regarding "The Coast Guard on Cuba Policy Changes" announced by President Barack Obama on December 17, 2014: "Coast Guard missions and operations in the Southeast remain unchanged. The new division was formed to improve engineering support for the marine sciences and short-range aids to navigation missions. 2011 The Coast Guard awarded four firm fixed-price production contracts to deliver the first test boats for the seven-meter Cutter Boat Over-The-Horizon-IV (CB-OTH-IV) project. While on a port call in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to resupply the cutter, Active's crew participated in a community relations event where they painted and helped set up a playground at the local Childrens Cancer Center.
1944 Coast Guardsmen participated in the invasions of Manus in the Admiralties and Emirau (St. Mathias Islands). The science party focused on identifying geological evidence of a massive flood near the Mackenzie River that occurred about 13,000 years ago and had profound effects on global climate. 1976 The communication functions of CG Radio Station Washington were transferred to CG Communication Station Portsmouth, Virginia. 1896 President Grover Cleveland placed the Lighthouse Service within the classified federal civil service. These repatriations were a result of three separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States. The patrolman conducted them to the light keeper's dwelling nearby. 1846 Revenue Captain Alexander Fraser protested in a report to Congress against "unjust imputations" made against the Service for its involvement in the failure of the first steam cutters. Coast Guard units guided the sub past a Soviet spy ship and 400 anti-nuclear protesters. With the override, Congress insisted that the executive branch get the legislatures approval before commissioning any new military craft. Crew members measured fishing gear, inspected daily catch limits and ensured that vessels' safety gear was in good, working order. The surf knocked him down and was tossing him about when surfmen rushed in and hauled him out. In sinking I-12, Ardent and Rockford unwittingly avenged the atrocity I-12 had perpetrated on October 30, 1944 when, after sinking the Liberty Ship John A. Johnson, the submarine rammed and sank the lifeboats and rafts and then machine-gunned the 70 survivors. Operation Nanook was made up of two phases, Tuugaalik and Tatigiit. Triumph, while attempting to assist Tyee, lost Surfman Richard O. Bracken overboard in the breakers of Clatsop Spit. Under Operation Unified Resolve, the service placed special emphasis on targeting the primary and secondary flow of illicit drugs from South America to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 1793 President ordered full complements for cutters and increased monthly pay to $40 for Captains, $26 for 1st mates, $20 for 2nd mates, and $18 for 3rd mates. They were disappointed, for she soon fetched up hard and fast with ninety fathoms of cable out. 1867 The Senate ratified a treaty to purchase Alaska from Russia. Her officers were awarded Bronze Medals by the authority of a joint resolution of Congress that was approved on March 3, 1901. This search, lasting three hours, uncovered more opium, both raw and prepared for smoking, a small quantity of heroin, and several opium pipes. 1991 The United Nations adopted General Assembly Resolutions (UNGAs) 44-225, 45-197, and 46-215, thereby establishing a worldwide moratorium on all high seas drift net fishing that was to be in effect by December 31, 1992. The vessel was finally taken into Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, where the migrants were taken into custody by INS agents. The Bureau remained under Commerce Department control. 305 in Nome, Alaska, departed his station with a dog sled and team loaded with medical supplies along with one other surfman on an expedition to assist natives who were suffering from influenza at Cape Prince of Wales, 160 miles from Nome and at villages between the two settlements. Dallas also visited several ports not normally seen by Coast Guard crews, including Rota, Spain; Souda Bay, Crete; Haifa, Israel; and Antayla, Turkey. 1861 The cutter Harriet Lane fired the first shot from a naval vessel in the Civil War. An eyewitness wrote: "From one of the beach to the other, nothing could be seen but pieces of broken wrecks; planks and sparsropes and sailsflour, fish, lumbersoaked and broken" The local fishermen manned two boats, the Custom House boat and the newly launched Revenue Cutter Van Buren and "fearlessly risked their lives for the safety of their fellow creatures" and brought many safely to shore. The Life-Saving Service crew and two tugs attempted to release her, but without success. Funded by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Coastal Hydrology Lab, Flossie, contains three separate wave systems that will collect data and aid the Army Corps of Engineers in using 20 years of historical data from NOAA Data Buoy Center buoys. Coast Guardsmen aboard also improved their proficiency by conducting 94 safety and mission specific drills. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center tested pollution response capabilities and successfully celebrated the first landing of a UAV on a Coast Guard ice breaker. Life-savers answered their signal of distress and rescued them in the surfboat. The Coast Guard was the largest agency in the new department. The only crewman of the sloop clung to the bottom of his craft and made signals for help. 1948 The Coast Guard assumed command of the former Navy base at Cape May, New Jersey, and formally established its east coast recruit training center there the next day. During the patrol, Campbell traveled to Canadian waters to participate in a joint training exercise with the Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police. McCormick was awarded a Gold Life-Saving Medal for this rescue while Olsen and Lawrence were awarded Silver Lifesaving Medals. A Coast Guard helicopter played a prominent role in one of the cases by evacuating the five-man crew of the vessel Trilogy that had gone aground and broken up on Santa Cruz Island. The plane, with an interpreter and a doctor aboard, landed in a blinding snow storm at Dutch Harbor, where the patient was transferred to a hospital. The dead included the keeper of the station, Marshall N. Eldridge, and six of his surfmen. Hamilton had been the first Secretary of the Treasury and had founded the Revenue Marine. They then took off the two remaining men of her crew, together with the man taken on board, and regained the shore in safety. 1985 CGC Citrus was rammed by the M/V Pacific Star during a boarding incident. The freighter began to list on the right side due to the amount of water in the lower compartments. The entire Coast Guard PBM aircrew were awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal for their actions. Coast Guard Disaster Response Units conducted SAR duties and assisted local authorities. 2020 The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) returned to their homeport of Seattle on July 7, 2020,after completing the final patrol for the 52-year-old ship. 1982 Coast Guard vessels escorted the nation's first Trident submarine, USS Ohio, into its home port at Naval Submarine Base Bangor, providing security for the sub's transit. 2014 Coast Guard marine inspectors conducted safety and security examinations on the first-ever container ship to arrive in Cleveland. 1994 Coast Guard HH-65 CG-6541 crashed in the early hours of July 12, 1994 near Shelter Cove, California, while responding to a sailing vessel in distress.
It was built at Point Pleasant, West Virginia and was launched into the Ohio River after being christened by Mrs. Charles O. Weisenberger, wife of the president of the Marietta Manufacturing Company which built Nike. The Act also provided SIS inspectors with greater authority over more aspects of the maritime field. 1986 An HC-130 from Air Station Elizabeth City located the disabled 44-foot Polish sailing vessel Gaudeamus with six Polish citizens aboard about 400 miles east of New York.
The Coast Guard rescued the vessel'spilot and 23 crewmembers, including four men who had beentrapped in the hull for 36 hours.
The Marine Corps' motto is Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful). 1958 A New Jersey Central passenger train plunged into Newark Bay through an open drawbridge, submerging two engines and two coaches. At the conclusion of the response effort,Coast Guard crews rescued more than 400 people, received nearly 1,400 SAR requests, and conducted over 130 flights and more than 60 surface sorties. She began to struggle violently and dragged him under. Ultimately the aircraft would receive the equipment and systems needed to perform the full spectrum of Coast Guard missions. 2014 Coast Guard search and rescue crews were relieved by Republic of Korea assets in their search for 26 crewmembers from the fishing vessel 501 Oryong that capsized November 30, 2014, near Chukotka, Russia, in the Bering Sea. The cutter intercepted and boarded five suspected smuggling vessels, including one go-fast-style panga, while patrolling international waters off the coasts of Mexico and Central America. 1942 By Presidential proclamation, the Coast Guard was designated as a service of the Navy to be administered by the Commandant of Coast Guard under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, similar to the administration of the Marine Corps. By this time a wrecking vessel came alongside, and her captain arranged with the master of Baker to take his vessel off.
An HH-65A from Aviation Training Center Mobile, detached to the Polar Sea, became the first U.S. (and also Coast Guard) helicopter to reach the pole as well. The Royal Navy warship's crew recovered 29 bales of contraband the suspects jettisoned into the water. 1941 CGC Cayuga left Boston with the South Greenland Survey Expedition on board to locate airfields, seaplane bases, radio and meteorological stations, and aids to navigation in Greenland. The life-saving crew ran the hawser from the schooner to the steamer and sent them on their way. This tanker had been the victim of a German U-boat attack off the coast of the United States. He served on board the cutter throughout World War II and earned his way into Coast Guard legend with his shipboard and liberty antics.
The life-saving crew therefore arrived on board a little before 2 oclock in the afternoon. Three days later Forsyth joined Sutton (DE-771) in accepting the surrender of U-234 at 46 39' N. x 45 39' W. This submarine was carrying a German technical mission and supplies, including a cargo of uranium, to Tokyo. With her sails iced up and splitting, she was in need of assistance. Four Coast Guard pollution experts responded to the request. Bertholfs boarding teams achieved complete surprise in taking control of the stealthy vessel, and spent over two full days onboard the SPSS ultimately recovering over 15,000 pounds of narcotics. 1989 President George H. W. Bush dedicated the Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Center East, otherwise known as C3I, in south Florida. "The stern-launched LRI-IIs high speed and extended range significantly enhanced its host cutters ability to execute missions while underway, particularly in migrant interdiction and law enforcement operations where teams need to be put on scene quickly. Reliance's efforts directly contributed to the prevention of 14 metric tons of contraband from reaching American shores. During that time, Healy's crew of 88 successfully conducted three science missions and one Coast Guard mission to further the nations scientific knowledge of the Arctic. Windom was the first cutter to have a modern powerplant, in this case a triple-expansion steam engine, and a fully watertight hull with transverse and longitudinal bulkheads. 1882 At 0900 during a thick snowstorm, the schooner A .F. Until this time a Coast Guard captain was equivalent to a Navy lieutenant commander. The majority of the equipment used in the navigational improvements was located in a warehouse in Umm Qasr and was inspected and upgraded to ensure that the buoys matched as closely as possible to the charted channel. There were 527 Chinese nationals and 10 crewmembers aboard. The crew weathered 10-foot seas and 30 mph winds to transport members from the Army National Guard, Mobil Oil's disaster and spill response team, the U.S. The prize crew was commanded by LT Curtiss Howard and consisted of 36 men, including some from Southwind. These functions reverted to the continental U.S. ports in which there were located U.S. Marine Inspection Offices. 1958 The 590-foot tanker African Queen ran aground and split in two 10 miles off Ocean City, Maryland. He was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal as was the man who rescued him, Captain Elmer Mayo of the barge Fitzpatrick. 2013 Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay, the Coast Guard command responsible for operations from the California-Oregon border south to the Mendocino-Sonoma county line, was renamed Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay during a formal ceremony.