F/V Blazer Goes Down – Five Fishermen Safe – Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin picks 3 from the raft, 2 pulled onto Motor Life Boat

fv blazer crew 3 with rescue crew“The preparedness of the crew of Blazer was exceptional,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Blanchard, search and rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Oregon. “They recognized when they needed help and took the steps necessary to put themselves in a position where we could quickly and safely bring them home to their families. Read the rest here 12:33  An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, Ore., poses for a photo at the facility with three crew members of the fishing vessel Blazer Video 23:47

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