Matson Containership Rescues Three From Disabled Sailboat Off Hawaii – Video

UPDATE 1757 EST 11 August: All three crewmembers from the sailing vessel Walkabout are safely aboard the containership MV Manukai and enroute to Honolulu after spending 24 hours battling the effects of Hurricane Julio aboard a disabled sailboat 414 miles northeast of Oahu Monday, the Coast Guard said. Rescued are 61-year-old Ben Nealy, 22-year-old Lee Nealy, and 22-year-old … [Read more...]

Russian Fishing Vessel with 32 Crew Taking on Water Near Antartica [BREAKING]

New Zealand's maritime authority, Maritime New Zealand, has just issued a frightening report coming from a fishing vessel with 32 crew that is stranded and taking on water deep in the Southern Ocean, next to the ice shelf of Antarctica.  Read below for the full alert from Maritime New Zealand. 16 December 2011 - 8AM A Russian fishing vessel with 32 crew on board has issued … [Read more...]

Video – Deadliest Catch Ocean Challenger Rescue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEu_oymX6iU Coast Guard comes to the aid of the Ocean Challenger as the crab fleet listens to the news. Video of USCG ( United States Coast Guard ) rescue of the crew of the Ocean Challenger which sank during the filming of the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch. … [Read more...]

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday – We Have A Fire!

I don't have many pictures of my father but I recently ran across one posted on the website of his fire company "Rescue 3". Following Vietnam and the Physician Assistant program at Cornell he joined the Fire Department of New York and was soon accepted into the department's elite company Rescue 3. These were the "War Years" and the Bronx was burning. He didn't talk much … [Read more...]