Drukning ser ikke alltid ut som drukning

By | 2017-05-18T15:29:49+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Water Safety|

Translations: – English  汉语 – tiếng Việt – Español – Italiano –  Français – Magyar – Português – română – Deutsch – Suomi – Svenska –  Čeština – Русско -Íslenska – Nederlands – Audio Version Den nye kapteinen hoppet fra dekk, fullt påkledd og spurtet gjennom vannet. Som tidligere badevakt holdt han blikket på offeret mens han skyndet seg rett [...]

Cape Disappointment – Training Ground for Really Bad Days

By | 2017-05-18T15:29:49+00:00 April 29th, 2013|Boating Safety, Coast Guard, SAR|

The crew at USCG Station Cape Disappoint work in a place where heavy seas and surf aren't just possible, they are damned likely. The station's back yard is the Columbia Bar - one of the [...]

Update: Tough Mudder – Witnesses Describe Rescue as Slow / Disorganized

By | 2017-05-18T15:29:49+00:00 April 25th, 2013|Opinion, Risk, Water Safety|

(If you were there - please help:  A Call for Videos) A recent article by Andrew Metcalf at Patch includes witnesses describing the rescue efforts (or lack of rescue efforts) after Sengupta’s friends reported that he did [...]

The Unaccounted-For Variables: Where Tough Mudder Failed

By | 2017-05-18T15:29:49+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|Life, Opinion, Risk, Water Safety|

I was saddened to hear of the death this past Sunday of twenty-eight-year old Avishek Sengupta, who drowned at a Tough Mudder event in West Virginia. Saddened, but not at all surprised. Tough Mudder is [...]

CG Remember: Remembering our Fallen Coast Guard Shipmates and their Families

By | 2017-05-18T15:29:50+00:00 March 19th, 2013|Coast Guard|

I still remember the first time Sean Lawler called me up to tell me about this guy – Bill Bruns – who decided he was going to run the Keys 100 (in Key West, FL) [...]