Throw Back Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, August 7, 2014

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In this photo from an USCG Auxiliary Patrol Aircraft, the USCG Auxiliary is working with USCGC Key Largo in one of the largest search and rescue (SAR) operations conducted by the USCG in 2013.  A migrant vessel was three days overdue in 8-10 foot seas. Two USCG cutters, a C-130, a Casa aircraft, helicopters, and several Auxiliary assets were assigned to search for the vessel with 25 people reported on-board.

USCGC Key Largo searches rough seas in poor weather along side an AuxAir Puerto Rico unit, 50 miles southwest of the island. In this photo the 110 foot cutter is low in a trough as a squall line overtakes the vessel. The lost migrant vessel was never located.  USCG Auxliiary photo by Doug Armstrong.

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