Video of the Week 65: Coast Guard Rescues Man from Research Vessel, Barrow Alaska
A BIG THANK YOU to the United States Coast Guard for rescuing a man from the South Korean "Aaron" Research Vessel offshore some 250 miles from Barrow Alaska.
From the Alaska Dispatch News, "Maritime activity in the Arctic continues to increase as sea ice recedes, prompting the Coast Guard to launch its Arctic Shield initiative aimed at increasing its presence in the Arctic. There is no permanent Coast Guard station in Barrow, but resources are deployed during summer months. "This emergency situation highlights the importance of having a Coast Guard forward operating location in the region," Capt. Joseph Deer, chief of incident management for the Coast Guard's 17th District, said in a press release Thursday morning."
Keywords: Medevac, Coast Guard, Barrow, Alaska, Aaron, South Korea, Research Vessel
Special Thanks to the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS)