Coast Guard Takes Advantage Of Rough Seas For Training

Coast Guard Takes Advantage Of Rough Seas For Training


POLICE OFFICERS ARE GOING TO BE HOLDING A MEETING TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE NEXT MONTH. THE HIGH SEAS AND HARSH CONDITIONS FROM JOSE ARE CREATING A VALUABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE COAST GUARD AND ONE THAT IS PERFECT FOR TRAINING. THEY WANT TO BE READY FOR ANY KIND OF RESCUE AND THESE ARE SOME OF THE TOUGHEST CONDITIONS THEY WILL HAVE TO TACKLE. OUR CAMERAS WENT ALONG TODAY FOR A WILD RIDE. PAMELA GARDNER IS LIVE IN NANTUCKET TONIGHT WITH THEIR STORY. PAMELA. Reporter: YEAH, IT’S AN INCREDIBLE STORY REALLY. AND REALLY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL THIS BAD WEATHER, BAD FOR SOME BUT GOOD FOR OTHERS AND CHECK OUT HOW THE COAST GUARDMEN REALLY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE ROUGH SURF FROM JOSE. Reporter: COAST GUARD FROM THE SANDWICH STATION WENT OUT TODAY WHEN OTHER MARINERS ARE BEING TOLD TO STAY IN. IT’S A MAN OVERBOARD DRILL UNDER EXTREMELY ROUGH CONDITIONS. SIX TO 10-FOOT WAVES WITH WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MILES AN HOUR AND GUSTING HIGHER. 45-FOOT BOATS TOSSED BY THE SWELLS. IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY WE ARE GOING TO NEED TO KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE, WHAT IT’S LIKE PICKING UP A PERSON OR WHAT IT’S LIKE TO DRIVE THE BOAT IN SITUATIONS LIKE THAT. Reporter: THEY THROW A LIFE SIZED DUMMY OVERBOARD AND IMMEDIATELY GO TO WORK. MANEUVERING THROUGH THE HIGH SEAS GETTING INTO POSITION. I HAVE TO DIRECT THE CREW ON DECK INTO THEIR POSITIONS, MAKE SURE SOMEBODY ALWAYS HAS AN EYE AND POINTING OUT AT THAT PERSON IN THE WATER. Reporter: MEANWHILE EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS, THE RESCUE CREW WORKS BY HAND TOSSING A BOAT HOOK TO GRAND THE MANNEQUIN AND HAUL IT ON BOARD. WHILE JOSE HAS PROBABLY BEEN CALLED MANY HORRIBLE NAMES, THESE MEN CALL IT A TRAINING OPPORTUNITY. THERE ARE STILL BOATERS OUT THERE AND WE WANT TO BE PREPARED IF WE NEED TO GO OUT SO WE TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF IT. Reporter: BRAVE, THAT’S WHAT THAT IS. AND THIS IS NOT ONE OF THE WORST STORMS. THIS ISN’T RIGHT IN THE PARK — A RIDE IN THE PARK EITHER. BUT GOOD THING THEY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT AND THERE MAY BE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE COAST GUARD TO TRAIN AS THE WIND AND THE WAVES WILL CONTINUE TO BE ROUGH HERE ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN WATERS JUST OFF THE COAST OF NANTUCKET AND OFF OF CAPE COD OVER THE COMING DAYS. WE WILL WATCH JOSE FIZZLE OUT BUT PERHAPS MARIA MAY BE ANOTHER HEADACHE FOR US LATER ON AND WHO KNOWS IF WE ARE GOING TO LEAVE THE ISLAND ANYTIME SOON.

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