Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Rescue at Sea

I came across this today on a linkedin message board for Kings Point Alumni. Here is a Coast Guard medevac from the S.S. Horizon Trader. This was the first ship I sailed on as a cadet, so it's pretty neat to see. I remember how she used to roll. My cabin on board was for repatriating other officers, so it was pretty simple with two bunks, but it was the only cabin on the ship with the bunk situated perpendicular to the length of the ship rather than parallel. So when she use to do these 35 degree rolls, I'd get rocked to sleep like a baby instead of thrown out of bed onto the deck.

The ship was named the Sea-Land Trader when I was on it, and she's turning 40 this year. She was built at the Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula Mississippi back in 1973. I did my college internship at that yard back in 2001.

The crew member being evacuated was another Kings Pointer, and apparently is OK.

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