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Date: July 12, 2012

Contact: Public Affairs Detachment Baltimore

Office: (410) 576-2541

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard medevaced a 59-year-old man from a 623-foot freight ship that was anchored in the , Thursday.

A representative contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders on behalf of the vessel at approximately 11 a.m. reporting the master of the Sanko Mineral and required .

“The vessel’s representative played a critical role in relaying the master’s distress to the Coast Guard,” said Lt. j.g. Benjamin Aaronson, a command duty officer.

A boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Annapolis arrived on scene and transferred the man aboard. The master was transported back to the station and transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel and taken to Anne Arundel County Medical Center in .

“We were able to give him while we were transiting back to the station,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Whitlow, an  certified boatcrew member of . “This is an immediate treatment we were able to administer for his survival.”

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Date: July 01, 2012

Contact: Public Affairs Detachment Baltimore
Office: (410) 576-2541

BALTIMORE — The suspended its search at 11:45 a.m. Sunday for a 28-year-old man after the boat he was aboard capsized 15 nautical miles south of , Md., near , Md., Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a call at 3:30 a.m. Saturday from a crewmember aboard a reporting they had rescued two people clinging to a crab pot. The two people rescued by the indicated that they and three others were aboard a boat when it capsized, and that the three others were now missing.

A crew aboard a 27-foot Utility Boat from Oxford, Md., arrived on scene Saturday and rescued two of the remaining three people. The search continued for the remaining man.

A UTB crew from station Oxford, a crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from station Annapolis, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., a Maryland Natural Resources Police boatcrew, an aircrew aboard a Maryland State Police helicopter, a Calvert crew, a Charles County side scan sonar boatcrew and a Anne Arundel County side scan sonar boatcrew responded to the search.

The Coast Guard searched a total of 145 square nautical miles over approximately 19 hours for the man.

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Date: June 25, 2012

Contact: Public Affairs Detachment Baltimore
Office: (410) 576-2541

BALTIMORE — The rescued three after they drifted away from their anchored boat off the coast of Kent Island Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a call at  approximately 2:45 p.m. from a person aboard the Speak Easy reporting three men were drifting away from the boat and needed assistance, and they were not able to operate the boat to retrieve them.

A crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station Annapolis arrived on scene and brought the men aboard their boat. The men were transported back to their boat.

No injuries were reported.

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Date: May 26, 2012
Contact: Public Affairs Det. Baltimore
(410) 576-2541

BALTIMORE — Dion Mulvihill, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Wheaton, Md., talks to a boater about getting a vessel safety exam during a National Safe Boating Week event at the Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis, Md., May 26, 2012. The Coast Guard Auxiliary provided free vessel safety examinations and information to boaters during the event. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg.

BALTIMORE — Dion Mulvihill, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Wheaton, Md., talks to a boater about getting a exam during a event at the City Dock in , Md., May 26, 2012. The Coast Guard Auxiliary provided free examinations and information to boaters during the event. U.S. by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Maryland Natural Resources Police and the U.S. Power Squadrons sponsored a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event at the Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis, Md., Saturday.

Boaters were able to receive a free vessel at various docks in Annapolis from auxiliarists who checked for compliance with all federal and state regulations and issued a highly visible sticker showing compliance.

A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis hosted tours aboard their boat, having the opportunity to learn about the Coast Guard as well as how to stay safe this boating season.

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5th District Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard
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Date: Apr 8, 2012

Contact: Public Affairs Det. Baltimore

(410) 576-2541

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued a man from a capsized sailing vessel in the around , Md., 9 a.m., Sunday.

A pilot aboard a bulk freighter contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders at 8:30 a.m., after spotting a waving man on the overturned vessel one mile north of the Annapolis anchorage.

Sector Baltimore dispatched a 25-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast Guard Station Annapolis and were aided in the search for the man by two SYSCOM helicopters, and Fireboat 19. The Annapolis crew arrived on scene to find the man sitting atop his vessel. They transferred him to awaiting Anne Arundel County emergency medical services. The man was reported to be suffering from hypothermia and was flown by SYSCOM Trooper 6 helicopter to the Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

The man was reported to have been atop his vessel for over nine hours.

“We like to emphasize that boaters try to stay with their vessels if at all possible,” said Lt. j.g. Salomee Fisher, Sector Baltimore command duty officer. “It gives the first responders a larger object to look for during their search. Also, file a float plan and give it to someone so that they can make a report as soon as you’re overdue. These things greatly aid the likelihood of being found in an emergency.”

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Remember those who dies in Maryland boating accidents in 2011.

2012 Accidents 1,  Fatalities 0.

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U.S. Coast Guard
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Date: Dec 18, 2011

Contact: Public Affairs Det. Baltimore

(410) 576-2541

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 2:50 p.m. Sunday for a 25-year-old man after the sailboat he was aboard capsized off the coast of Sandy Point, Md., Saturday.

A woman contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders on VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 2:30 p.m. reporting a boat capsized off of Sandy Point.

A crew aboard a 45-foot – Medium from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md., a crew aboard an RB-M from , Md., a crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from station , two Anne Arundel County Fire Department boatcrews, Maryland Natural Resources Police boatcrews, crews aboard two Maryland State Police helicopters, a crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., crews aboard two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., and a Queen Anne’s County boatcrew responded to search for the man.

The Coast Guard searched a total of 62 square miles in approximately 24 hours for the man.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by MNRP with assistance from the Coast Guard.

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5th District Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard
News Release
Date: Jun 8, 2011

Contact: Public Affairs Det. Baltimore
(410) 576-2541

BALTIMORE — Coast Guard crews from Station , Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., and local agencies are searching for a missing boater in Chester River near , Md., Wednesday.

Missing is James Schmidt, 47.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard received a report from the of a person in the water.

Schmidt was reported to be out in a 20-foot center console boat with his father and his 7-year-old nephew at the time of the incident. Schmidt and his nephew entered the water and were swept away by the current. The boy was rescued on a nearby shore by an MNRP boat crew.

from Station Annapolis, Air Station Atlantic City, MNRP, Kent County and Queen Ann’s , and a Sate crew are currently on scene searching for Schmidt.

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Date: May 28, 2011

Contact: Public Affairs Det. Baltimore
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BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a  at 8:57 p.m. Saturday.

Missing is Mark Harbison, 40.

Harbison was reported missing in the waters of the at 3:36 a.m. Saturday.

Coast Guard watchstanders at received a call from the owner of the 30-foot vessel Raxx reporting his passenger was missing.

A 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew from Coast Guard Station , an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., along with personnel from the Department of Natural Resources, , Civil Air Patrol, State Troopers, and Anne Arundel Police and Fire Departments were on scene conducting the search for Harbison.

The Coast Guard and local agencies searched a total of 160 square miles in 15 hours for the man.

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5th District Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard
Photo Release
Date: May 21, 2011

Contact: Public Affairs Det. Baltimore
(757) 667-1486

BALTIMORE - Crewmembers of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md., and the Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Portsmouth, Va., host tours during a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event at the Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis May 21, 2011. The event was a cooperative effort by the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Maryland Natural Resources Police, the U.S. Power Squadrons and local agencies. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandyn Hill.
BALTIMORE - Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Hammersmith, the drillmaster of the Coast Guard's Silent Drill Team based in Alexandria, Va., walks down the suicide  line for a performance during a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event at the Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis, Md., May 21, 2011. The Coast Guard provided the drill team, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew and the Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater for the event. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandyn Hill. BALTIMORE - Natalie Holloway smiles with her mom, Rachael Holloway, as she receives a sticker from Coastie, a robot controlled by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, during a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event at the Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis, Md., May 21, 2011. Coastie aims to teach children about safe boating and encourages them to always wear a life jacket while on the water. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandyn Hill.
BALTIMORE - Julie Brown, a boating safety coordinator with Maryland Natural Resources Police, shows event attendees how to properly fit children of various ages with a life jacket during a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event at the Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis, Md., May 21, 2011. Brown also spoke about life jacket safety and encouraged adults to wear life jackets. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandyn Hill. BALTIMORE - Coast Guard Auxiliarists demonstrate how an inflatable life jacket works when it enters the water during a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event at the Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis, Md., May 21, 2011. The event was held to educate mariners about boating safety through demonstrations, classes, vessel inspections and passing out informative pamphlets. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandyn Hill. BALTIMORE - Cmdr. Brian Roche, the deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, talks about boating safety during a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event at the Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis, Md., May 21, 2011. Roche stressed the importance of being prepared for a distress situation on the water and that mariners should use a marine-band radio instead of a cell phone to contact rescuers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandyn Hill.

 

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Natural Resources Police and the U.S. sponsored a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event at the Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis, Md., Saturday.

Beginning at 8 a.m., boaters were able to receive a free vessel safety examination at various docks in Annapolis from auxiliarists who checked for compliance with all federal and state regulations and issued a highly visible sticker showing compliance.

Cmdr. Brian Roche, the deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Col. George F. Johnson, IV, the superintendent of the NRP, Bernard Karpers, Jr., the 5th District commander for the U.S. Power Squadrons and John Sill, the captain of the Coast Guard Auxiliary for Sector Baltimore, spoke during the ceremony urging boaters to remember to be safe while on the water.

is a collaborative effort between the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, , the U.S. Power Squadrons and local agencies to educate boaters and to assist when they are in need,” said Roche. “We ask that all boaters reach out to the Coast Guard Auxiliary or the U.S. Power Squadrons to complete a free examination prior to starting your boating season.”

The Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Portsmouth, Va., and a Coast Guard 45-foot -Medium crew hosted tours aboard the boats, having the opportunity to learn about the Coast Guard as well as how to stay safe this boating season.

Click on the above photos for specific caption information and the high-resolution photo on the Coast Guard Visual Information site.

 

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5th District Public Affairs
U.S.
Media Advisory

Date: May 19, 2011

Contact: Public Affairs Det. Baltimore

(410) 576-2541

WHO: Coast Guard Auxiliary, Coast Guard , Maryland and U.S. Power Squadrons.
WHAT: Free to the public National Safe Boating Week kick off.
WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2011, noon to 4 p.m.
WHERE: The Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis, Md.

BALTIMORE - The Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Coast Guard, Maryland Natural Resources Police and the U.S. Power Squadrons are scheduled to sponsor a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event at the Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis, Md., Saturday.

Beginning at 8 a.m., boaters can receive a free vessel examination from auxiliarists who check for compliance with all federal and state regulations. Vessel exams will be available at the following locations: Sarles Boatyard and Marina, Bert Jabin Yacht Yard, Eastport Yacht Center, Mears Marina, Butler Marina, , Horn Point Harbor Marina, Annapolis Landing Marina and Port Annapolis Marina.

Additionally, examiners will suggest ways to bring a boat into compliance, but do not report any violations found during the check. The examiners can provide safe boating advice and literature. Boats can be inspected on trailers and in the water. Boater’s can also schedule vessel examinations and boater safety classes for future times at their dock.

In addition to safety inspections, the event will also feature:

* Guest speakers Coast Guard Cmdr. Brian Roche, the deputy commander of Sector Baltimore, Col. George Johnson, IV, the superintendent of Police, Bernard Karpers, Jr., the 5th District commander for U.S. Power Squadrons and John Sill, the captain of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Sector Baltimore will speak about boating safety beginning at 3 p.m.

* The Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater, an 87-foot patrol boat, will be at the Annapolis City Dock and offer free tours from 1 p.m., until 3 p.m.

* A performance by the Coast Guard’s silent drill team at 1 p.m.

* A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium search and rescue boat from Coast Guard 

* A flare demonstration and inflatable demonstration beginning at 2 p.m.

* The Coast Guard Auxiliary will have a life jacket display and safe boating classes will be available or can be scheduled.

Most activities will end at 4 p.m. This event is free to the public.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is composed of uniformed, non-military volunteers who assist the Coast Guard in all of its varied missions, except for military and direct law enforcement. These men and women can be found on the nation’s waterways, in the air, in classrooms and on the dock, performing , checks and public education.

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