Moffett-based unit performs dramatic rescue in Pacific Ocean
Pararescuemen from the 129th Rescue Wing transfer a patient to a container vessel April 2, 2010. The Eleventh Coast Guard District Rescue Coordination Center used their Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue system to divert a Liberian registered merchant vessel, the CAP PALMERSTON, enroute to Ensenada, Mexico, to rendezvous with the sailing vessel and pick-up the PJs and their patient. The AMVER program is sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard and is a voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea. Following the transfer of the patient and PJs from the small sailboat to the CAP PALMERSTON, the ship set course to San Diego. The patient and PJs were picked up by 129th rescue crews April 4, 2010. (Photo courtesy of the CAP PALMERSTON crew.)

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