Deck Watch takes a look at the history of Healy

SEWARD, Alaska - The crew of the Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Healy arrives in Seward for a seven-day patrol break from their Arctic mission Nov. 1, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

SEWARD, Alaska - The crew of the Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Healy arrives in Seward for a seven-day patrol break from their Arctic mission Nov. 1, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

As the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy escorts the tanker Renda to Nome to conduct a critical fuel delivery, Deck Watch takes a look at the history of the cutter’s namesake Capt. Mike Healy. To listen click here.

In other Coast Guard news this week:

Dec. 30 – Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report of two people stranded on the shore in Spiral Cove after their 18-foot skiff struck a submerged object causing severe damage to the lower unit on the skiff’s outboard motor. The vessel was safely anchored in shallow water. A Station Ketchikan small boat crew arrived to the area, took the vessel in tow and delivered the men to the nearest safe haven.

Jan. 1 – District 17 watchstanders received request for a medevac of a 27-year-old man aboard the fishing vessel Captain Kidd. The crewman reportedly broke his arm when it became caught in the anchor line and was in and out of consciousness. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the patient and delivered him safely to emergency medical personnel who further transported him to Kodiak Providence Island Medical Center.

Jan. 2 – The Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew contacted the District 17 command center watchstanders with a report relayed from the Dutch Harbor harbormaster stating two hikers were overdue on a trip from Dutch Harbor to a cabin on the Beaver Inlet side of the island. They were supposed to return to Dutch Harbor Sunday but did not arrive as planned. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located the subjects hiking from Beaver Inlet to Dutch Harbor and made contact with the men. They were not in distress and were prepared to spend the night outdoors if needed.

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