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ISS4 2018

Reservist Magazine is the award-winning official publication of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. Quarterly issues include news and feature articles about the men and women who comprise America's premier national maritime safety and security

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Annapolis reservists respond to vessel collision Story and photos courtesy of Petty Officer 1st Class DeMarchis An all-reserve boat crew responded to a search and rescue case in the Chesapeake Bay Aug. 17 while on their two weeks of active duty training. The incident involved a collision between the 35-foot sailboat Levitation and a 37-foot charter fishing vessel Hunter. The crew, which included Petty Officers 1st Class Chris Maney and Blake DeMarchis, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeff Beshore and Petty Officers 3rd Class Adam Kough and Nick Peterson took seven people off the charter boat; all of whom experienced minor injuries. The show must go on: 2018 Miami Air and Sea Show Story and photo by Lt. Cmdr. Regina Adams Subtropical Storm Alberto's massive size brought high winds and rain Memorial Day weekend, but that didn't stop the 2018 Miami Beach Air and Sea Show from taking place. Lt. Cmdr. Regina Adams planned maritime safety for the show, held May 25-27, and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Darrick Waller acted as operations section chief for the weekend. The two reservists stood the watch at the event command center, at center stage with the air boss, FAA, Miami Beach Fire Rescue and Miami Beach Police Department. They coordinated with 16 partner agencies within the "Waterborne Response Team," ensuring operation within safety parameters and effective maritime safety during the influence of Alberto. Even through spots of torrential rain, several military jets, to include a B-2 stealth bomber, F-35 fighter, and helicopters from multiple agencies (including the Coast Guard), performed for Miami Beach residents and visitors. The two-mile safety zone was implemented for the safety of performers and boaters. With rain and wind speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, the radio equipment (with antenna), hand-held radios and cell phones were placed in plastic bags, which worked well and added little interference to communications, given the circumstances. Incident action plans (IAPs) were laminated; pen-and-ink changes worked well on laminated paper since ballpoint pen ink didn't run. Other agencies followed suit, adapting swiftly to the weather conditions. Subtropical Storm Alberto might have tried to put a damper on the atmosphere, but smiles shined bright as jets roared and demonstrators dropped from the air. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Darrick Waller radios the Coast Guard Cutter Cochito, while the air boss and FAA conduct operations with air assets under a makeshift tarp to protect radio equipment. The Hunter rests atop the Leviathan after the collision in the Chesapeake Bay Aug. 17 Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeff Beshore and Petty Officer 1st Class Blake DeMarchis from Station Annapolis, Md. embark a passenger from the fishing boat involved in an accident Aug. 17. Issue 4 • 2018 � RESERVIST 11

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