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Coast Guard assigns helicopter to Cordova, Alaska

May. 1, 2013 - 08:43PM   |  
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ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — The Coast Guard in Kodiak says itís assigning a helicopter crew to Cordova to assist mariners.

Support personnel will accompany the MH-60 Jayhawk ahead of the commercial fishing season.

Capt. Daniel Travers, who serves as chief of incident management, says in an announcement that putting the helicopter in the forward operation location allows the crew to respond rapidly to distress calls.

The agency says air crews in Cordova last summer are credited with saving nine lives and assisting 12 others.

The helicopter is supported by crews on HC-130 Hercules airplanes that stay stationed in Kodiak.

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