Coast Guard Foundation Announces 2022 NY Salutes Coast Guard Event


October 6 event to recognize the heroism and excellence of the Coast Guard mission

Crew to be honored for rescuing 31 fishermen from disabled Canadian fishing vessel

Posted on September 21, 2022 at 5:11 PM by

The Maritime Executive

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, today announced that the New York Salutes the Coast Guard event will be held on 6 October at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in New York. . The evening will highlight the missions and service of US Coast Guard personnel in the Northeast.

Now in its 40th year, New York Salutes the Coast Guard brings together Coast Guard leaders, industry leaders, congressional and government officials, and Coast Guard supporters for a night of patriotic fanfare. Representations include the Coast Guard Band and the US Coast Guard Academy Glee Club. Coast Guard Commander Admiral Linda Fagan, First Coast Guard District Commander Rear Admiral John Mauger and Coast Guard Area Commander New York Capt. Zeita Merchant are scheduled to attend. with other Coast Guard personnel.

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod will be recognized at the event for a joint rescue on March 2, 2021 by the United States Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Air Force. Combined forces rescued thirty-one people from the Atlantic Destiny, a 143ft Canadian commercial fishing vessel, 130 nautical miles south of Nova Scotia, Canada. Shortly after 7 p.m. a call was received that the vessel had become disabled with a fire on board and taking on water. The weather at the scene was 35 mph with winds of 15 feet. Each of the 31 crew aboard the ship was safely evacuated in a coordinated effort, many of whom were hoisted in by helicopter. The ship sank to the bottom shortly after 9:30 a.m. the following day.

“The brave men and women of the Coast Guard are often called upon to act in difficult conditions,” said Susan Ludwig, President of the Coast Guard Foundation. “Thanks to the professionalism and dedication of these people, they were able to work with other agencies to rescue the crew of the Atlantic Destiny. We look forward to recognizing them in New York.

Dinner sponsors include the Hornblower Group, which owns City Experiences and Statue City Cruises, the American Bureau of Shipping, Goldman Sachs, L3Harris Technologies, Liberty Maritime Corporation, McAllister Towing & Transportation, Munich RE and the New York Shipping Association.

The Coast Guard Foundation’s New York Salutes The Coast Guard will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in New York City. The event, which includes a reception and dinner, will begin at 6 p.m.

To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation or to help support its work, please visit

WHO: The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families

WHAT: Coast Guard Foundation New York Salutes the Coast Guard

WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Pier Sixty, Chelsea Docks, New York, NY

The products and services described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.


Comments are closed.