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    USCG Cutter Oak assists in Search and Rescue [Image 2 of 4]

    USCG Cutter Oak assists in Search and Rescue

    Crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak answered a distress call from a Venezuelan fishing vessel that was adrift for six days. The crew of the USCG Cutter Oak was underway in route to Saint Lucia to participate in Tradewinds 2013, when they received a distress call. In response to the call, they were able to coordinate the rescue of the damaged vessel, provide medical care and water to the four adrift fishermen, and coordinate to have the disabled vessel towed to land by the Martinique Defense Force. “I would say that we got very lucky in that part — the excellent coordination between us and the Martinique Defense Forces enabled us to locate that vessel safely, which to me drives home the spirit of Tradewinds,” said Commander Peter Niles, the commanding officer of the USCG Cutter. (Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Donald Rudickas//Released)



    Date Taken: 05.19.2013
    Date Posted: 05.21.2013 18:32
    Photo ID: 937664
    VIRIN: 130519-M-RE261-002
    Resolution: 1188x792
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    Location: AT SEA

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