Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Inland Seas Crew Visits USCG Air Station Traverse City

Inland Seas' crew members had a chance yesterday to see first hand the rescue assets of the U. S. Coast Guard at Air Station Traverse City.  Thanks to LTJG Chris Breuer for giving us the grand tour.

This basket is the usual means of lifting a person from the water or a ship
The litter with floatation

One of five MH-65C Dolphin helicopters assigned to Air Station Traverse City

Head on view of the Dolphin showing the arm containing the lifting winch

Chris Breuer explaining the operations area of Air Station Traverse City.  During our visit a helicopter from Traverse City was enroute to a ship in Lake Superior for a medical evacuation (shown by an orange marker located near Isle Royle on the aviation chart)
Thanks to Chris Breuer and everyone at CGAS Traverse City for taking time for this informative exchange.  --Tom Kelly, Inland Seas

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