Deck Watch jibes with Coast Guard’s Elite Female Athlete of 2011

The 5th edition of the Military World Games was held in Rio de Janeiro on 16-24 July 2011. Almost 7,000 Athletes from roughly a hundred different countries came to compete in 23 sports under the CISM motto: Friendship Through Sport.

The 5th edition of the Military World Games was held in Rio de Janeiro on 16-24 July 2011. Almost 7,000 Athletes from roughly a hundred different countries came to compete in 23 sports under the CISM motto: Friendship Through Sport. Photo courtesy CISM.

This week Deck Watch discusses what it is to be selected as the Coat Guard’s Elite Female Athlete of the Year with Lt. Nicole Auth of Coast Guard District 17’s prevention division and we take a look at news around the state. Trivia this week is tied to Pearl Harbor Day where the Coast Guard proudly served the country alongside it’s sister services as the country faced an uncertain future in 1941.

Deck Watch is five minute radio program produced weekly by District 17 External Affairs and aired on news stations around Alaska. To listen to this week’s show click here.

Auth was selected in part for her participation in the 5th Military World Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the U.S. women’s sailing team, earning a bronze medal. For more information on the military world games please click here. To view photos of the sailing competition by Fred Hoffman please click here.

Coast Guard responders were busy this week in South Central and Southwest Alaska. Here’s the latest news:

Dec. 2- Marine Safety Unit Valdez continues to monitor the salvage of the landing craft Sound Developer in Cordova. The vessel was raised at the dock by Global Diving and Salvage in advance of being towed to Ocean Dock Yard to have oil contamination removed and disposed of Dec. 2. The Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the City of Cordova are working with Global Diving and Salvage to see the vessel removed from Cordova where it has posed a risk to the environment since sinking at the dock in 2009.

Dec. 5 – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Rush arrived in Kodiak Monday bringing an ailing mariner from a cargo vessel in the North Pacific Ocean to emergency medical care. The Coast Guard Command Center in Juneau received notice Dec. 2 at 4:30 a.m. that the 610-foot bulk carrier Navios Ulysses had a 52-year-old crewman aboard suffering from abdominal pain. The vessel was out of range of aircraft for a medevac. The Rush crew picked up the crewman by small boat while en route to Kodiak from their homeport of Honolulu.

Dec. 6 – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely transported an 81-year-old man suffering from abdominal distress from the village of Tatitlek in Prince William Sound to Valdez where he was transferred to commercial medevac services who further transported him to Anchorage.

Dec. 5 to Dec. 9 – Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak and the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR delivered Santa and holiday cheer to the children of Kodiak’s seven native villages for the 35th year.

Dec. 5 to Dec. 9 – The Coast Guard responded to the disabled motor vessel Morning Cedar 17 miles from Bobrof Island in the Aleutians over 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage. At 8:29 a.m. Monday the master of the 650-foot vessel notified the Coast Guard that they had suffered a steering casualty. The crew had been unable to repair a hydraulic leak that limited the steering system and set the vessel adrift with 23 people aboard. The Singapore-flagged ship is carrying a load of packaged timber from Canada to Japan. No injuries or pollution have been reported. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Kodiak transported steering system technicians from Adak to the vessel Thursday. The technician’s were able to repair the steering system Friday and the vessel is proceeding to Dutch Harbor to conduct an inspection and make permanent repairs before continuing to Japan. The Coast Guard Cutter Sherman has been on scene with the vessel as a precaution and will escort the ship to port.

 

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