Debolt again lowered Hollow into the water, and the rescue swimmer helped the men into the basket one by one. "I can do whatever you want me to do." "Maybe we thought our boat was an icebreaker," Hull said of a fishing trip near the ice edge that took place in February 2008. Craig Lloyd, 46, captain of the Coast Guard cutter Munro, was on patrol near the ice edge south of the barren Pribilof Islands when the mayday call came through. Fm. The first major cutter to join the Coast Guard as part of the fleet recapitalization plan, the national security cut-ter is the largest and most technologically advanced of the service’s new cutters. When they set out from St. Paul, the crew had brought a de-watering pump, expecting to find the ship afloat and salvageable. The USCGC Mellon's emblem emblazoned on the podium during a ceremony celebrating it's 50th anniversary, at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. We did it without hurting ourselves and becoming part of the problem. The deck work cage of the USCGC Mellon, seen during a tour of the vessel for its 50th anniversary, at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Today, the ship divides her time between the Bering Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean as far south as the coasts of the South American continent. The … Peter Jacobsen was in the crowded wheelhouse of the 189-ft. fishing vessel. By the time the Dolphin arrived at the scene, its crew knew every minute they spent hovering would consume fuel they might need for the return flight. USCGC Mellon crew members enjoy cake during a ceremony celebrating the cutter's 50th anniversary of the at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. After more than a week of hearings in Dutch Harbor and Anchorage, Alaska, the board reconvened in a bland hotel conference room near Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, Wash., about 2 miles from the Fishing Company of Alaska's home office. Then two, three ... five. Shuck had been one of the first to jump. (The company did not respond to repeated attempts to contact it for this story.) Pilot Timothy Schmitz lifted off and headed toward the scene. Line is wrapped around a book case in hopes of stopping books from falling when the USCGC Mellon heels, seen during a tour of the vessel for its 50th anniversary, at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. He'd leaped from the middle of the ship—and was quickly sucked under and beyond his raft. We may earn commission if you buy from a link. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:Mike @ 440-470-2595 or … The shaking was so violent, he recalled, it hurt his ears. No one had a radio. The 12 people inside the second life raft were not as lucky. He was sitting in a shallow puddle of freezing water. The captain's cabin of the USCGC Mellon, seen during a tour of the vessel for its 50th anniversary, at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. The 378-foot high endurance cutter class ship was the third of seven in her class built at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans. Then the trawler took a sudden, violent list to starboard. Almost every man walked off the ship with a pair of sneakers that a Coast Guard member had coughed up. The forward deck of the USCGC Mellon, seen during a tour of the vessel for its 50th anniversary, at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Enormous line is wrapped around a cleat on deck of the USCGC Mellon during a tour at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Amid the chaos, the captain issued the order: Abandon ship. They carry the … A deep storage room aboard the USCGC Mellon, seen during a tour of the vessel for its 50th anniversary, at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. An auxiliary control of a thruster, in case of emergency, seen during a tour of the USCGC Mellon at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. The four-man crew of the Jayhawk helicopter arrived on scene shortly after the trawler sank. How we test gear. Could ice impact have compromised the ship's hull, leading to flooding later? Violently so. And then, as they sat warming themselves, the crew started pulling bodies out of the water. With the help of Coast Guard aircraft, the Munro was methodically searching the ocean for one crewman who was still missing. Outside, the Jayhawk had lowered its last survivor, and was gassing up using an emergency method known as HIFR (helicopter in-flight refueling). The cutter's crew gave the fishermen clothes, including Coast Guard caps and jackets. When the trawler's emergency alarm had first sounded about an hour before, crew members descended below decks to see water rising fast in the ship's stern compartments. He was now four days into a two-week shift at the isolated base, where squads of rescuers stand by for emergencies involving the nation's largest—and most danger-plagued—fishing fleet. But that exercise had been in daylight and in relatively calm conditions. The dozen people in the second raft were recovered soon after. See more ideas about coast guard cutter, coast guard, us coast guard. Grant is a photographer for seattlepi.com. This was their first rescue mission as a team. The person simply sits inside the high-walled box until it is pulled into the helicopter. Capt. Warrior Maven Video Above: Northrop Grumman & Eastern Shipbuilding Group Build New Coast Guard OffShore Patrol Cutter By Kris Osborn - Warrior … He looked terrified. David Hull struggled to pull a bright-red survival suit over the sweats he had been sleeping in minutes before. Alaska has the highest rate of lost fishing vessels of any Coast Guard district—338 boats sunk from 1994 to 2004. McLaughlin was able to radio a crewman in one of the life rafts. A mess of wires runs through hallways onboard the USCGC Mellon at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. The Coast Guard awarded a contract for its next polar security cutter, as its icebreakers are known, in April 2019. It was too late. The Jayhawk crew cut the HIFR short to get out of its way and sped to pick up five more men—including Heller, the Dolphin's rescue swimmer, who had stayed behind to make more room for survivors. Forty feet below in the water, Schmitz could see the fisherman's light, still blinking. The service recently took delivery of the Stratton , the third of eight high-endurance cutters to … DeQuatrro noted, as did Burdian, that Mellon's advanced age makes her a tougher ship to keep up, but her service history shows the value of that investment. As he sank down into the darkness on the thin metal line, Hollow saw the man in the water reaching out, trying to swim toward him. By the end of April, the winter fishing season was drawing to an end. Hollow told him to stop. It felt like a roller coaster he couldn't get off. The U.S. Coast Guard does not endorse any … Current crew of the USCGC Mellon pose for a photograph following a ceremony celebrating its 50th anniversary at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. These fishermen were colder than those who had been airlifted by the Jayhawk an hour earlier—especially the fourth man Heller reached. "But if you can make it on a 378 (referring to the 378-foot high-endurance class that includes Mellon) and be successful, going to any unit in the Coast Guard should be a breeze.". 5 talking about this. The cutter's crew gave the fishermen clothes, including Coast Guard caps and jackets. Rains had joined the crew just a few days earlier. The helicopter was at capacity. When Hollow grabbed his arm, Shuck says, he could feel how strong the rescue swimmer was, and he began to relax. One after another, current and former employees—including Ryan Shuck and David Hull—testified about factors that may have affected safety on the Alaska Ranger. Within minutes, they had loaded into SUVs, sped through 3-ft. snow drifts to the hangar and were fueling up a 14,500-pound HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter. Members of her crew past and present joined the celebration Tuesday to hear from Capt. But as Hull stepped into the flopping legs of the oversize suit, he felt his thermal socks soak through. His temperature on arrival was 94 F. He would be one of the lucky ones. They saved his life. Shuck thought about unzipping his suit. One of those lights belonged to Ryan Shuck, a soft-spoken 31-year-old from Spokane, Wash., who had joined the crew of the Alaska Ranger 10 months earlier. The 225-foot Coast Guard Cutter Oak is underway in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to replace seasonal aids to navigation. Now he was pumping water out of the poor guy's body. The so-called head-and-guts vessel has a factory below decks where the catch is partially prepared for sale; it is roughly twice as long as the average king-crab boat the region is known for. Did poor maintenance of the ship's watertight doors contribute to the speed with which the vessel went down? Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham. The Pentagon is lining up the transfer of a second former Coast Guard cutter to Vietnam as part of a push for closer security ties with the nation, but Hanoi's financial limitations and legacy of using Russian weapons puts constraints on potential arms sales, according to current and former U.S. officials. The Sentinel-class cutter, also known as Fast Response Cutter due to its program name, is part of the United States Coast Guard's Deepwater program. Coast Guard Off Shore Patrol Cutter - Courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding Group “This is the largest acquisition in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard. Other than Silveira and her co-observer, a recent college graduate on his first Alaska job, Rains didn't know anyone on the ship. The metal compartment is generally considered a safer hoisting option for anyone having trouble breathing. A gatling gun on the stern of the USCGC Mellon, seen during a tour of the vessel for its 50th anniversary, at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Dirtier. Almost every man walked off the ship with a pair of sneakers that a Coast Guard member had coughed up. Then you just pick a spot as quickly as you can and start getting people out of the water.". A view inside the engine control room of the USCGC Mellon, seen during a tour of the vessel for its 50th anniversary, at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. "Roger. By 6 am, the coast guard cutter Munro had traveled close enough to launch its Dolphin helicopter. Mar 10, 2020 - Explore Don Hunter's board "USCG-Bibb (WPG-31)" on Pinterest. He briefed several men on how to treat hypothermia, and they set to work gathering dozens of wool blankets that would be warmed in the ship's industrial dryers and in ovens, set to 200 F. Meanwhile, the cutter's HH-65 Dolphin helicopter was hauled out of its hangar and rolled onto a honeycomb metal grid on deck. Good copy on position... Request to know number onboard, over. 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Burdian and Mellon's executive officer, Cmdr. Musgrave desperately tried to haul him up, but the weight was too much. For an instant, he thought he saw the man move his arms in the waves. The cutter had to be within 80 miles of the disaster site in order to launch; otherwise, the crew might not have enough time to carry out their rescue and then return to the Munro before they used up their 1850 pounds of fuel. But then, a heart-wrenching reality set in: "Never mind. One crewman was loaded into the rescue basket as the helicopter hovered above the vessel. Despite a formal "no tolerance" policy toward drugs and alcohol, there was often drinking onboard, several crewmen said. She's a ship, Cutter Mellon, a Seattle-based Coast Guard cutter that was celebrated for her 50 years of service on Tuesday at the Seattle Coast Guard base. Here’s a look inside the narco sub from that viral Coast Guard video — and the mission to capture it. They were all okay. (Photographs by Henry Leutwyler), This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. They knew that the longer it took to get the Jayhawk emptied, refueled and back to the scene, the longer a dozen more men would be alone, slowly freezing to death in the icy water. Before the accident, he said, the guys on his crew weren't so crazy about the Coast Guard. Captain Pete was dead. Cutter teams all across the Coast Guard are answering the call to duty. He's face down.". Tunnell was the first African American and first defensive player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967. In less than an hour, they had a dozen men in oversize, waterlogged suits piled atop one another in the crowded cabin. Eric Risdon shows off the throttle controls on the bridge USCGC Mellon during a tour at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Three times, the men tried to lower the survivor as the Warrior pitched and rolled violently in the waves. It seemed more rundown than other ships she'd worked on. David Hull had been in his raft for nearly 3 hours. The helicopter team had practiced the tricky maneuver during training with the crew of the Munro just days before. Photo by Andy Newman. Rescue swimmer Abram Heller was lowered into the water. Three hundred feet above the ocean, Steve Bonn and co-pilot Brian McLaughlin peered through night vision goggles as they scanned the waves below. Cocaine cowboys: Inside the US Coast Guard's war on drugs. Hovering the helicopter above the cutter, the crew used the hoist hook to draw up a fuel hose carefully snaked out on deck, then moved about 30 ft. off the side of the ship to refuel. He said serving aboard the Mellon is regarded as harder than in other units of the Coast Guard because of the older technology aboard the ship, but he's glad to have done so. But the second raft had filled with at least a foot of water and its pump wasn't working. Four bodies had been recovered. Then they moved on to another light, and another. The program partnered with the Naval Sea Systems Command to conduct an independent alternatives analysis to evaluate materiel and non-materiel solutions to meet mission needs within cost and schedule constraints. In 1985, she was also the first and only Coast Guard cutter to be equipped with the Harpoon missile, an anti-ship missile system that was test-fired in 1990. He ordered engineers to switch the 378-ft. cutter from its standard diesel engines to Pratt & Whitney FT4A engines, similar to the ones that power Boeing 707s. Trawlers underwent routine maintenance and inspections. The wardroom of the USCGC Mellon, seen during a tour of the vessel for its 50th anniversary, at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Instead, we were part of the solution.". It was 2:52 am on March 23, Easter morning, when Coast Guard Station Kodiak picked up the distress call from a point almost 800 miles west, in Alaska's frigid Bering Sea. Peek inside Seattle-based Coast Guard cutter From chasing mutineers in Vietnam to rescues to cocaine busts, the ship has seen it all in 50 years' service At 46.8 metres (154 ft) it is similar to, but larger than the 123-foot (37 m) lengthened 1980s-era Island-class patrol boats that it replaces. All that power was likely useful in 1970, when Mellon helped pursue armed mutineers -- the first armed mutiny aboard a U.S. ship in 150 years at the time -- in the SS Columbia Eagle incident during the Vietnam War. Then Shuck smiled. Then it was his turn. Many crewmen traveled home to visit their families. The foul weather gear closet of the USCGC Mellon, seen during a tour of the vessel for its 50th anniversary, at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. As he huddled inside the swaying metal basket, a crewman reached up with a hook, called a "deadman's stick," and grounded the dangerous static charge that builds up from a helicopter's rotors. Lloyd, a career Coast Guard man, said. She had worked on other ships owned by the Ranger's parent company, though, and had become friends with the trawler's first mate, David Silveira, who normally served as captain on another vessel. And many of the dozen people inside had succumbed to seasickness. The gantry was a hazard in the rough seas. Maybe if he just let himself sink to the bottom, it would be easier. It was too dangerous; they'd offload onto the Munro instead. Peek inside Seattle-based Coast Guard cutter. The smaller helicopter was dangerously short on fuel, still 20 minutes from the cutter with only 36 minutes to "splash." In Dutch Harbor, most of the fishing fleet had returned to port for a break before the summer season got underway. Inside, there was already standing water. Capt. Mellon was among the first naval vessels to be built with a combined diesel and gas turbine propulsion system, enabling the ship to make 17 knots under diesel power and 28 knots under gas turbine power, according to a Coast Guard history of the ship. Instead, he boomed it in as close to the helicopter as possible and reached for his knife. His hands and feet were numb, and he'd spent the past hour being pounded by breaking waves. But his main concern had turned from his own life to the safety of those who had stayed longest on the sinking ship—especially the man known to the crew as Captain Pete. CRS report on Coast Guard cutter procurement. It would all be over much faster. Welcome to the "official" page of the Coast Guard Cutter CUTTYHUNK: Guardian of the Straight: Keeper of the Sound Any links provided to a U.S. Coast Guard presence on other third party sites is for your reference only. Within 15 seconds, Shuck was crawling toward the back of the Jayhawk, and Bonn was piloting the machine to the next closest light. "There's always things we could have done better and done differently," Capt. Welcome to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter DILIGENCE's page on Facebook. Then Shuck was rushed from the deck. The scene that faced them was a disaster far more extreme than they—or anyone they knew—had responded to in the past. Within days of the sinking, the Coast Guard convened a Marine Board of Investigation. Now, flight mechanic Rob Debolt pitched the pump into the sea. See more ideas about uscg, bibb, coast guard. He was so cold. Shuck watched his fellow crew members disappear from the edge of the helicopter one by one. Finally, the men saw a ship's light a couple of hundred yards away. One of numerous awards the USCGC Mellon has received hangs on the wall of a the wardroom, at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Fm. They knew the Coast Guard had their location and that help was on the way. On December 12, 2017, the Coast Guard announced that it planned to name its 45th Sentinel class cutter the USCGC Emlen Tunnell. Both rafts were the same make, designed for 20 people: They weren't overloaded. The Munro's crew had set up an assembly line to get the fishermen out of the basket, across the deck, out of their suits, and down to the mess hall below. The man's survival suit had filled with water, adding as much as 100 pounds to his weight; Musgrave planned to slice the suit to let the water drain out. Follow him on Twitter: @Daniel_DeMay. The Coast Guard established the Waterways Commerce Cutter (WCC) Program to replace the capability provided by the inland tender fleet. USCGC Harriet Lane, a Medium Endurance Cutter (WMEC) United States Coast Guard Cutter is the term used by the U.S. Coast Guard for its commissioned vessels. Brian Chambers speaks to past and present crew of the USCGC Mellon during a ceremony celebrating its 50th anniversary, at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. With a dozen lights still flashing below, McLaughlin, as the aircraft commander, made a tough call: They would attempt to save time by lowering their survivors to the Warrior. "But when you need them, you're happy to see them." The only Coast Guard Cutter afloat today to receive two Presidential Unit Citations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy. All four men had attended the Coast Guard's prestigious Advanced Helicopter Rescue School in Oregon, where they'd practiced difficult maneuvers in the huge swells that form where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Among them was Gwen Rains, a biologist from Marshall, Ark., who had worked in Alaska as a fisheries observer for the past two years. His suit was stripped off and his vital signs checked; soon he was wrapped in warm blankets and drinking hot cider. A buddy from the Ranger had called with another job for him. From above, they could hear the buzz of a helicopter. Stephen Burdian speaks during a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the USCGC Mellon at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. With his survivor halfway out of the basket, Musgrave couldn't pull it entirely inside the rig to unload. "Mellon has been and remains a durable and persistent instrument that has ensured the safety and security and sovereignty of the United States around the globe for five decades.". Several of the 160 crew members onboard were jarred awake in their bunks as the 18,000-hp turbines kicked in, and the Munro began to sprint toward the sinking ship at a speed of nearly 30 knots, or 35 mph. In a Seattle diner on the day after his testimony, Ryan Shuck slowly shook his head when asked if he thought he would go back to fishing. He could see a cluster of four or five lights a couple of hundred yards behind him, but it was too far to swim; he was already exhausted. Soon, his legs were hanging out the side, his body stiff as he clung to the basket's upper triangle. When Musgrave turned back, the man was hanging by his elbows from the open door. The mess hall of the USCGC Mellon, seen during a tour of the vessel for its 50th anniversary, at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Then they came to a group of six men who had linked arms in the water. Mellon is a ship, however, that has seen service around the globe in just about every imaginable scenario, and thanks to plenty of upkeep and the watchful eye of her 180-person crew, she will continue to do so for at least a few more years. Most accidents involve craft far smaller than the Alaska Ranger, and incidents in which more than four or five people evacuate a sinking ship directly into the water (rather than into life rafts) are extremely unusual. Still, everything was going smoothly; the Jayhawk was more than two-thirds of the way to its 6460-pound fuel capacity when the call came in from the Dolphin. Bonn, 39, had served as an Army Blackhawk pilot before joining the Coast Guard eight years ago. None of the men had ever faced anything like it before and likely never would again. The deck was iced over and crowded with rigging. Eerily, the lights in the wheelhouse flickered on for a brief moment. The Coast Guard had been busy, though. "Mellon began her service long before many of her crew members were even born," said Capt. Together with a team of experts from the National Transportation Safety Board, they are charged with determining why the Alaska Ranger foundered, why so many men failed to evacuate safely into life rafts, and how one man (later identified as Carrillo) had fallen out of the rescue basket during an airlift—an incident that's virtually unheard of among Coast Guard personnel. Gazing back in the trawler's direction, he could see the tiny, solitary beacons flickering among the waves and, by the light of the moon, the outline of the vessel bulging out from the ocean. Two hundred and thirty miles to the north, pilot Steve Bonn was in the middle of a late-night Xbox duel when the phone rang in the Coast Guard's tiny outpost on St. Paul Island. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw team recently shared some of those freezing photos on their Facebook page, with this description: “We’re underway for some icebreaking training on the St. Mary’s River! While the Warrior's crew used its crane to lift some people from the water, Hull struggled to swim to the vessel and pull himself up a ladder on the starboard side. Work is set to begin in 2021 with delivery expected in 2024. The bottom of his suit was flooded. Like the rest of the crew, Hull had reported to a muster station near his designated life raft on the ship's deck. Stephen Burdian leaves the captain's cabin aboard the USCGC Mellon at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Join us and please subscribe to our channel! After all, the most important piece of evidence now lies below more than 6000 ft. of ocean, on the floor of the Bering Sea. But someone had managed to grab handheld radios before abandoning ship. That evening, the search was suspended; it was impossible that the man could have lasted more than 40 hours in the Bering Sea in only his survival suit. It was almost inconceivable that so many had lived for even 2 hours. They had pulled out a pump, but the effort soon looked futile. How To Build a Low Sawhorse for Your Workshop, The B-21 Bomber Could Be the Coolest Plane Ever, This Jet Will Turn AI Into a Real-World Top Gun, New Legislation Calls for Bigfoot Hunting Season. And then, in a matter of seconds, the ship disappeared, sinking swiftly below the waves. Now he was farther downwind than anyone else. She wasn't the only one: Most of the people in the raft were vomiting straight into the standing water. The Coast Guard regularly inspects fishing vessels out of Dutch Harbor; it knew the Ranger should have enough survival suits for everyone onboard. "I've been on hoists when the boat sank in front of me. The hawser storage locker, or rope locker, of the USCGC Mellon, seen during a tour of the vessel for its 50th anniversary, at U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Hull saw the deckhands bring an unresponsive man down to the galley and lay him out on a table. As the Jayhawk raced toward the cutter Munro, rescue swimmer Hollow treated the worst-off fishermen with sternum rubs—a noogie-like technique for keeping hypothermic patients alert. Daniel DeMay covers Seattle culture, city hall, and transportation for seattlepi.com. Now the anxious men were cycling through 5-minute warmup shifts in the wheelhouse, where they could barely recognize each other in the bulky, hooded suits. Hollow secured Shuck in a harness, then clipped him into his own hook. But because the Ranger was moving astern, the rafts shot toward the bow instead of floating in place near the side of the vessel. A cutter is any Coast Guard vessel 65 feet in length or more, which has living accommodations for its crew. "He's okay, he's moving," the pilot said. Before long, the Alaska Warrior had pulled up alongside the raft. The airlifted men would remain onboard the cutter—camped out on the recliners in the Munro's spacious TV rooms—until the search was concluded. Brian Chambers, as well as Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro, the deputy commander of the Pacific Area. Within seconds, the man let go. The temperature was only 12 F. As Hull leaned against the front window of the wheelhouse, awaiting his turn, the Alaska Ranger went dark. Hull had been asleep on his "rack" in the bunk room that he shared with three fellow fishermen when another crew member opened the door: "Get your suits on. Finally, the Warrior's first mate ordered him to end it. Her missions still include search and rescue, and in November the crew rescued four people from a distressed ship near Dutch Harbor.