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MarioHSMario’s first experience with at-sea emergencies was as ship’s company aboard the USS Coral Sea, a WWII era aircraft carrier., in 1985. Joining the Coast Guard in 1991 he worked at Training Center Cape May before transferring to the Cutter Point Franklin as a helmsman and small boat coxswain. He graduated from Helicopter Rescue Swimmer School in 1994 and began his career helicopter rescue with two tours at Air Station Elizabeth City, one at Air Station New Orleans, then finally as an instructor and course developer at the Aviation Technical Training Center in Elizabeth City, NC. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2013 following  four years as a vessel inspector and accident investigator in Norfolk, Virginia […]

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By | May 1st, 2013|Categories: Water Safety|4 Comments

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By | April 29th, 2013|Categories: Boating Safety, Coast Guard, SAR|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

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