"It’s hard to have anything, isn’t it? Rare to get it, hard to keep it. This is a damn slippery planet." — Red Dragon, Thomas Harris
BHR family and friends —- it’s a very early morning off the coast of Korea.The thoughts and prayers of all of us aboard BHR are with the passengers and crew of the Korean ferry Sewol and their families. We are currently on-station near the island of Jindo off the southwestern coast of the Republic of Korea and are standing by —- ready to assist in rescue efforts.
It was just past noon today when we received the call to assist and we immediately altered course toward the site of the sinking vessel and came up to “All Ahead Flank”, our highest possible speed. All of your Sailors and Marines stopped what they were doing and began to prepare to assist in rescue operations.
Your Sailors and Marines responded with the utmost professionalism and sense of urgency to this tragedy. The watch teams on the bridge and down in our combat center began communicating with our Republic of Korean allies to gather information, our Navigation team plotted a safe course to get us on scene, the Engineers quickly had the steam plants running at their fastest RPM, the flight deck crews began moving multiple aircraft and preparing the flight deck for launches, Sailors and Marines ran up and down the flight deck, quickly moving 20-man life rafts to aircraft that were being staged to launch, while both Navy and Marine air crews began manning up their aircraft. While all of this was going on, the BHR medical team made ready to assist as required and Sailors and Marines began prepping our small boats in case they were also needed. It was a true team effort and watching it come together when it was needed the most was amazing.
It’s been said the United States is at its very best when it helps out its friends and allies and today —- the Blue and Green team on BHR worked shoulder to shoulder to be ready to help out a friend in distress.
Our friends, the ROK Coast Guard and Navy have the lead during this operation and the South Korean responders have been very efficient with their efforts. We are currently in a standby status, in close proximity to the site and we are in communication with the on scene commander. We remain ready to offer whatever help is required.
We’ll keep you posted as things develop.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the passengers and crew of Sewol and their families.
Thanks again for your support.
game of the year
This is my inspiration right now. I wish I could take this and put it on my inspiration wall.
ONE OK ROCK is travelling the world and meeting other bands and just hanging out and even collaborating and they had fun performing for a global fanbase im just so happy remember when they were just like all japanese bands they only performed in japan and they werent too well known
look how far they have come
for taka’s birthday, junishinobi, takarisma, and i thought we’d sub and post taka’s interview with twenty-one pilots from mtv’s one on one! so, we’ll be posting them over the day. thank you ash and ana for the subs, as always! pt 2/5.
i was looking up chicken noises to annoy my sister and now i can’t breathe
I STARTED PLAYING THIS IN THE CAR AND MY ENTIRE FAMILY TOLD ME TO “TURN IT OFF HAILEY” WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT
ITS 2 AM AND I AM DYING
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Bones totally standing up for Spock, defending him against Kirk.
And there are people who claim that McCoy seriously disrespects or even hates Spock. Yeah right. Not!
(TOS Season 1: “The Menagerie, Part I”)