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3 in 1

Here are three great clips in one movie. The first has some spectacular footage from the National Motor Lifeboat School at Cape Disappointment in Washington from around the mid 70's. The second is of a 44 out of Station Wrigtsville Beach , Wilmington , North Carolina and the third clip is from Station Noyo River, California.

WMV - 9,08 MB - 2min. 45 sec. - 320 X 240

Many thanks to Tam Communications for allowing me to use this footage. They also have some great Coast Guard DVD's for sale on their web site at www.coastguardchannel.com



Dangerous Rescues
Highlights some of the most dangerous situations the Coast Guard faces. With remarkable footage from actual Coast Guard cases.

Produced by Tam Communications in Association with the Discovery Channel

MPEG-1 - 5,10 MB - 2 min. 51 sec. - 192 X 144

If you would like to purchase the complete DVD you can buy it from www.coastguardchannel.com by clicking on the link below.
Dangerous Rescues DVD

Many thanks to Tam Communications for allowing me to use this clip.
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Coast Guard Sea-Air-Rescue
A clip from the Exploration Northwest TV series showing dramatic scenes from the Cape Disappointment Motor Life Boat School.

This episode won 4 Emmy Awards!

MPEG-1 - 7,52 MB - 4 min. 12 sec. - 192 X 144

If you would like see the complete episode you can purchase it from the The Don McCune Library by clicking on the links below.
DVD VHS

Many thanks to The Don McCune Library for allowing me to use this clip.
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44ft and 52ft Motor Lifeboats
44ft and 52ft Motor Lifeboats at the National Motor Lifeboat School.
 
MPEG-1 - 9,93 MB - 5 min. 33 sec. - 192 X 144
 
Official USCG film
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Training
Training at the National Motor Lifeboat School.
 
MPEG-1 - 9,50 MB - 5 min. 18 sec. - 192 X 144
 
Official USCG film
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Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat School
This is a link to one of Zöoprax Productions video samples, showing clips from a film about the National Motor Lifeboat School which was commissioned for CBS.
 
Quick Time movie
Part 1 - 783 KB - 22 sec. - 160 X 120
Part 2 - 613 KB - 17 sec. - 160 X 120
Part 3 - 456 KB - 13 sec. - 160 X 120
Part 4 - 546 KB - 14 sec. - 160 X 120
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USCG 44300 Self-righting Test
This movie is of the U.S. Coast Guard prototype 44ft motor lifeboat "USCG 44300" during her self-righting test at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on the 28th Sept. 1961. Note that the wheelhouse construction is still to be finished.
 
MPEG-1 - 1,57 MB - 52 sec. - 192 X 144
 
Official USCG film - Thanks to BMC Mike Williams, USCG (ret)
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Station Chatham Surf Training

CHATHAM, Mass. -- A 44-foot motor lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Chatham breaks through the waves during surf training on Chatham Bar April, 16, 2007.

WMV - 2,26 MB - 43 sec. - 320 X 240

Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard

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USCG 44301

The 44301 was the last 44’ MLB to be in service with the U.S. Coast Guard. This film was taken on the 7th May 2009 at Station Chatham, the day before she was retired. It also shows the two 42ft Special Purpose Near Shore Lifeboats built especially to replace her.

WMV - 2,91 MB - 58 sec. - 360 X 288

Film from my collection, 7th May 2009

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Last 44ft MLB Decommissioned

CHATHAM, Mass. – During a decommissioning ceremony here, Friday, May 8, 2009, the crew at Coast Guard Station Chatham were among a tent full of guests who said goodbye to the last 44-foot rescue boat in service, turning a page in maritime search and rescue history. The 44-foot motor-life boat, one of 109 of its kind built, began its service on March 25, 1963. Two new 42-foot Special Purpose Near Shore Lifeboat are now on station to replace her.

WMV - 3,24 MB - 41 sec. - 480 X 360

Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard

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Ex USCG 44409

Short clip of ex 44409 which is now with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Marine Unit.

AVI - 24.5 MB - 22 sec. - 640 X 480

Courtesy of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Marine Unit
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Viking ex USCG 44372

A visit to the Sea Scout Ship City of Roses 601 who now own and maintain ex USCG 44372. They have had the boat since 1998 and are based at Portland, Oregon.

WMV - 15 MB - 1 min. 59 sec. - 320 X 240

Courtesy of Sea Scout Ship City of Roses 601
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Yemen Coast Guard Authority Boats 120 Days After Delivery
Eight ex U.S. Coast Guard 44' MLB's were transferred to the Yemen Coast Guard Authority in February 2004. This film clip show how they look 120 days later.

WMV - 718 KB - 58 sec. - 240 X 180

Robert Innes/ USCG, International Affairs
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U.S. Donation of Patrol Boats Beefs up Djibouti's Navy

Nearly doubling the Djiboutian navy and vastly expanding its capabilities, the U.S. government handed over four refurbished 44ft Motor Lifeboats designed to boost security in the region’s most vital waterways.

WMV - 1,87 MB - 1 min. 12 sec. - 240 X 180

Courtesy of U.S. Department of Defence

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Boat Towing Training

Djiboutian sailors being trained by a U.S. Coast Guard team from the International Training Division, Yorktown, Virginia, on the operation, maintenance and boat towing procedures for four 44ft Motor Lifeboats.  These boats, donated by the U.S. government to the Djiboutian Navy, are used for search and rescue, coastal patrol, recovery operations and maritime security.

AVI - 21,4 MB - 1 min. 26 sec. - 720 X 480

Courtesy of U.S. Department of Defence

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44-005 on service at Amble
44-005 Margaret Graham on service to escort the fishing vessel Girl Haley into Amble harbour.
 
MP4 - 9,36 MB - 4 min. 01 sec.
 
By Keith Sim

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Ferry Evacuation Exercise
44-016 taking part in an exercise to evacuate the cross channel ferry "The Viking", together with two RAF helicopters and the Margate and Sheerness lifeboats.
 
MPEG-1 - 3,42 MB - 1 min. 54 sec. - 192 X 144
 
Film from my collection, 13th January 1986
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Naming of the Ramsgate Inshore Lifeboat
Most of this film was taken onboard 44-016 on the day of the naming of the new Ramsgate inshore lifeboat "Ramsgate Enterprise".
 
MPEG-1 - 4,02 MB - 2 min. 15 sec. - 192 X 144
 
Film from my collection, 6th June 1985
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Broadstairs Water Gala
Ex Ramsgate lifeboat "Ralph and Joy Swann" and relief lifeboat "Mary Livingstone" in attendance with a helicopter from RAF Manston, at the annual Water Gala at Broadstairs.
 
MPEG-1 - 3,26 MB - 1 min. 49 sec. - 192 X 144
 
Film from my collection, 15th August 1984
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Christmas Trip To The Light Ships
44-016 on one of her last trips to the North Goodwins and the Falls Light Ships to deliver their Christmas gifts. They were later automated.
 
MPEG-1 - 4,27 MB - 2 min. 23 sec. - 192 X 144
 
Film from my collection, 21st December 1982
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Dover Lifeboat "Faithful Forester" 44-004 Naming Ceremony
The Dover lifeboat "Faithful Forester" going through her paces on the day of her naming the 26th July 1967.
 
MPEG-1 - 4,31 MB - 2 min. 24 sec. - 192 X 144
 
Ray Warner Archive, Dover Museum, 26 July 1967
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Dover Lifeboat "Faithful Forester" in Rough Seas
A cross channel ferry and the Dover lifeboat "Faithful Forester" in Rough Seas.
 
MPEG-1 - 2,15 MB - 1 min. 12 sec. - 192 X 144
 
Ray Warner Archive, Dover Museum

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Dover Lifeboat "Faithful Forester" in Rough Seas 2
The Dover Lifeboat "Faithful Forester" leaving and entering Dover harbour in bad weather.
 
MPEG-1 - 2,16 MB - 1 min. 12 sec. - 192 X 144
 
Ray Warner Archive, Dover Museum
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Canadian Coast Guard
This movie was taken in Shelburne, Nova Scotia and features "Clarks Harbour" CCGC CG 116 at sea.
 
MPEG-1 - 1,02 MB - 33 sec. - 192 X 144
 
Canadian Coast Guard film, 28 October 1994
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44347 Tow off the rocks

Motor Life Boat 44347 departs Station Golden Gate to rescue a stranded boater that is close to going on the rocks. Not very dramatic, but a typical day of the Coast Guard Coxswain and Boat Crew doing their daily business. Note the use of actual charts "back in the day" before GPS and electronic charts. Duxbury reef was in this area and depths had to be checked.

13 April 1991

1 min. 59 sec

Courtesy of Alan


USCGC Long Island hands a tow to MLB 44347

Just outside the Golden Gate Bridge, the 110' Patrol Boat, the Long Island hands a tow off to the MLB 44347 from Station Golden Gate. These fishing boats operate 100-250 miles off shore, and broke down, needing help from the Coast Guard. Vessel originated from Fishermans Wharf, downtown SF.

1 min. 46 sec

Courtesy of Alan


44' MLB during Helo Ops, SF Bay 1992

Coast Guard Station Golden Gate 44385 and Air Station San Francisco with a HH-60 conduct hoisting drills off Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, 1992. MLB 44835 was originally assigned to Station Fort Point, and moved with 44347 over to the newly built Station Golden Gate in April of 1990. The move was facilitated to prepare for the eventual closing of the Presidio of San Francisco. The 44' MLB's were replaced with 47' MLB.

22 February 1992

2 min. 19 sec

Courtesy of Alan


Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat 44385 and HH-60 conducting flight oops and training

44' Motor Life Boat is from Station Golden Gate (formerly Station Fort Point) and the Helicopter is from Air Station San Francisco.. for the very short period they had HH-60's before transitioning to the HH-65 Dolphin.

Circa 1991

50 sec

Courtesy of Alan


Coast Guard Helo and Motor Life Boat

CGNR 6013 (HH-60 Jayhawk) trains with Motor Life Boat 44385 from Station Golden Gate. The rotor wash is so strong on these helos they were sent to San Diego and replaced with HH-65 Dolphins!

22 February 1992

1 min. 20 sec

Courtesy of Alan


44385 in the fog

MLB 44385 during fog ops, video taken from the 44347. San Francisco Bay  

34 sec

Courtesy of Alan


Portuguese Lifeboat "Joaquim Casaca"

Portuguese lifeboat "Joaquim Casaca" (Waveney Class) from Leixões lifeboat station.in a training session on the 21st January 2009.

2 min. 38 sec

Courtesy of Mário Pinto


UAM 673 "Joaquim Casaca"

Out on training onboard the Waveney class lifeboat UAM 673 "Joaquim Casaca".

1 min. 59 sec

Courtesy of Mário Pinto


May Day "SLY DOG" 16th September 2009

UAM 666 "Sota-Patrão António Crista" goes to the aid of the yacht "Sly Dog" after her 32-day Atlantic crossing. The yacht had a damaged engine and a small hole after a collision with a whale.

2 min. 37 sec

Courtesy of Mário Pinto


44359 Launching

Launching of United States Coast Guard Auxiliary 44' Motor Life Boat 44359

2 min. 02 sec

Courtesy of Brian


Marine training with Coastguard

Every 3 months The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter keeps the crews marine skills up to date by training with the Taranaki Coastguard.

3 min. 50 sec

Courtesy of TET Rescue Helicopter


Rescue Training with empty hook onto coastguard vessel

2 min. 20 sec

Courtesy of TET Rescue Helicopter


Waveney-class lifeboat trucked from Narooma to Western Australia

After serving for over 10 years at the Narooma unit of the Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW, the ex RNLI Waveney 44-004 "Faithful Forester" is shown here being loaded onto a low loader for her journey to Fremantle. Here she will join two other ex RNLI Waveney's the 44-006 and 44-020 working as utility vessels for Harbour Services Australia.

3 min. 26 sec

Courtesy of Narooma News

More detail and photos on the Narooma News web site.


Ex John F. Kennedy 44-002

Now renamed Sarah JFK and used as a sea angling boat out of North Shields.

1 min. 27 sec

Courtesy of Allan Skinner

Link to Sarah JFK web site

Model Coast Guard LifeBoat with Bow Camera

Test run boat on Erie canal, Fairport, NY, June 23, 2009. Had a HERO, GoPro camera mounted on bow. Remote Controlled Boat, 33 inches long, with two electric motors.

8 min. 15 sec

If you have any movies which you would be willing to let me copy for use on this page, I would very much like to hear from you. (e-mail) 

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