Courageous Coast Guards

While on holiday my humans went to a fantastic air show, The Stuart Air Show, at Martin County Airport (Florida).

 

Isn’t this cool!

 

They saw the US coast guard and a breathtaking display from some amazing aviators.  The coast guard really interests me though as I’m a careful kitty and they are responsible for maritime security and safety.  Their role varies across the world depending on the rules and politics of the country, but ultimately these guys are heros!

 

Coast guard

 

Their main roles include search and rescue, enforcement of maritime law, safety of vessels, maintenance of sea markers and border control.

 

Coast guard

 

Over the summer we had the coastguard pull alongside us off the coast of Rome and ask us if we were ok.  We replied we were fine and questioned why they had asked.  They said they had had reports of someone in the area in distress, and were checking everything was ok.  They asked us to call them on the radio and let them know if we saw anyone in difficulty.  This really impressed us as they were very kind and proactive.

 

Love

 

I hope the day never comes that we are in trouble on Nocturne and have to call the coastguard for help, but I really do feel a lot more relaxed knowing that they are there.  They do an awesome job and we really are grateful for all the great work they do.

Comments

  1. WOW! Way cool……I had Daddy come see the pictures because he loves airplanes….but you’re very right Bailey about what a wonderful and important job the Coast Guard does – on the sea certainly but also in the air. They keep boaters safe and perform many miraculous rescues every year. YAY for the Coast Guard!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  2. Great photos of the air show, Bailey (I especially liked the heart!). I see the Coast Guard occasionally from my window seat (not too often though), but Motor Man loves watching the shows on TV of them rescuing boaters in distress.
    Stay safe, Bailey!
    Purrs, Sundae

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  3. Kudos to the guys who got the guts to do an air show! Looks great!

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  4. I’ve always loved air shows and seen some dramatic ones in my time.

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  5. Nice air show. Did your humans get a chance to look at the aircraft when they were on the ground?

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  6. mollieandalfie says:

    We go to air shows in the UK, we love them..Such great photo’s 🙂 xx00xx
    Mollie and Alfie

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  7. Those are fantastic pictures!

    I nominated you for some awards: http://texascatny.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/another-this-that-and-a-lot-of-thank-yous/

    Purrs

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