The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered (WPC-1104) were on a patrol in the Florida Straights at.
Coast Guard Demos H-65 Helo
The H-65 helicopter -- the Coast Guard’s most ubiquitous aircraft -- is certified for operation in all-weather and night-time operations, with the exception of icing conditions. There are 100 H-65s in the inventory. The H-65 is the primary Coast Guard aircraft used aboard certified cutters during deployments. FLIR, a heads-up display (HUD) and other avionics upgrades are being installed aboard the H-65 as part of the ongoing conversion-sustainment initiative to sustain the airframe for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, the re-designation of Airborne Use of Force (AUF) MH-65Cs reflects the installation of armament and a significantly upgraded communications package.