“The Blue Book says we’ve got to go out and it doesn’t say a damn thing about having to come back.”
Captain Patrick Etheride, U.S. Life Saving Service
A U.S. Coast Guard HO4S-3G helicopter from the Coast Guard air detachment in New Orleans warns fishing boats, pleasure boats, and oil-drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico of an approaching hurricane.
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