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Flotilla 054-03-03
 Kilmarnock, Virginia

 

 

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RAPPAHANNOCK "10" ACCIDENT - 05JUL10

 

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FLOTILLA 33 SEARCH & RESCUE TEAM REPRESENTS DISTRICT 5 SOUTHERN REGION IN THE ATLANTIC SEARCH & RESCUE (ASAR)COMPETITION ON 23JUL11

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THE DISTRICT 5 SOUTHERN REGION SEARCH & RESCUE TEAM MEMBERS PREPARE TO BOARD THE DAMAGE CONTROL TRAILER (BEHIND) DURING THE ASAR COMPETITION (L TO R): ANDY ERNST, JIM THOMAS, & BRIAN MCARDLE.

 

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U.S. COAST GUARD DAMAGE CONTROL JUDGES OBSERVE AS (L TO R) BRIAN MCARDLE, ANDY ERNST, & JIM THOMAS REVIEW THE CONTENTS OF THE DAMAGE CONTROL KIT.

 

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THE TEAM BEGINS DAMAGE CONTROL MEASURES.

 

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IT GETS WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER.

 

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THE COAST GUARD JUDGE (L) GRADES THE KNOT TYING COMPETITION.

 

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(L TO R): THE AUXILIARY JUDGE OBSERVES AS BRIAN MCARDLE, ANDY ERNST, & JIM THOMAS WARM-UP FOR THE HEAVING LINE COMPETITION.

 

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THE HEAVING LINE COMPETITION IS UNDERWAY, ANDY ERNST (L) THROWS THE LINE, JIM THOMAS (C) IS UP NEXT, THE JUDGE (R) KEEPS SCORE. THE YELLOW, WHITE, & ORANGE STAKES ON THE LOWER RIGHT ARE THE TARGETS.

 

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THE COAST GUARD JUDGE (L) SCORES THE P-6 DEWATERING PUMP OPERATION.

 

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THE PUMP IS OPERATIONAL.

 

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THE TEAM & JUDGES TAKE A BREAK & REVIEW THE P-6 PUMP OPERATION.

 

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THE TEAM & CDR JOHNS, DIRAUX 5TH DISTRICT NORTHERN REGION (AFT), DEPART WORMLEY CREEK FOR THE SAR EXECUTION (SAREX) DRILL.

 

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U.S. COAST GUARD VICE ADMIRAL ROBERT PARKER (R), COMMANDER ATLANTIC AREA /COMMANDER DEFENSE FORCE EAST, PRESENTS FLOTILLA 33 MEMBERS (L TO R) ANDY ERNST, BRIAN MCARDLE, & JIM THOMAS WITH OVERALL 2ND PLACE IN THE ATLANTIC SEARCH & RESCUE COMPETITION.

THE TEAM PLACED 1ST IN 4 OF THE 9 EVENTS, SAR POLICY, SAR PLANNING, SAR EXECUTION, & RING TOSS.

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