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'''Brittany Catanzaro''' is an [[American people|American]] sailor.
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'''Brittany Catanzaro''' is an [[American people|American]] sailor.<ref name=iCommandant2009-02-26/>  She was the youngest individual appointed captain of a [[New York Waterways]] ferry, and the first woman appointed captain. Catanzaro captained the ''[[Governor Thomas Kean]]'', one of the vessels that responded to the emergency landing of [[US Airways flight 1549]], on the [[Hudson River]].<ref name=PanynjKean/>  Catanzaro and her crew are credited with rescuing two dozen survivors.<ref name=LarryKing2009-01-15/>
She was the youngest individual appointed captain of a [[New York Waterways]] ferry.
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Catanzaro captained the [[Thomas Kean]], one of the vessels that responded to the emergency landing of an airliner, on the [[Hudson River]].<ref name=PanynjKean/>  Catanzaro and her crew are credited with rescuing 24 survivors.<ref name=LarryKing2009-01-15/>
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Following the rescue the [[United States Coast Guard]] honored Coast Guard personnel who had distinguished themselves.<ref name=Dhs2009-02-23/>  Catanzaro is a member of the [[United States Coast Guard Reserve|Coast Guard Reserve]], and received a [[Meritorious Public Service Award]].
 
Following the rescue the [[United States Coast Guard]] honored Coast Guard personnel who had distinguished themselves.<ref name=Dhs2009-02-23/>  Catanzaro is a member of the [[United States Coast Guard Reserve|Coast Guard Reserve]], and received a [[Meritorious Public Service Award]].
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Revision as of 20:07, 7 June 2019

Brittany Catanzaro
Born 1989 (age 29–30)
Nationality USA
Occupation sailor
Known for commanded a vessel that rescued 20 people

Brittany Catanzaro is an American sailor.[1] She was the youngest individual appointed captain of a New York Waterways ferry, and the first woman appointed captain. Catanzaro captained the Governor Thomas Kean, one of the vessels that responded to the emergency landing of US Airways flight 1549, on the Hudson River.[2] Catanzaro and her crew are credited with rescuing two dozen survivors.[3]

Following the rescue the United States Coast Guard honored Coast Guard personnel who had distinguished themselves.[4] Catanzaro is a member of the Coast Guard Reserve, and received a Meritorious Public Service Award.



References

  1. Thad Allen (2009-02-26). "A Great Day to be Commandant! -- Part Two -- Updated with Photos". iCommandant. https://media.defense.gov/2017/Jun/29/2001770442/-1/-1/0/ICOMMANDANT_%20FEBRUARY%202009.PDF. Retrieved 2019-06-07. "At just 20 years old, Petty Officer Catanzaro has already attained her 100-ton license and is a New York Ferry Captain. She was serving in this capacity on the afternoon of the FLT 1549 crash and was one of the first vessels on scene, ultimately rescuing 26 people." 
  2. Beth Hughes (Spring 2009). "Friend of the Port – NY Waterway Rescue". Port of New York and New Jersey. https://www.panynj.gov/port/portviews/portviews-vol8-no1/friend-of-the-port.html. Retrieved 2019-06-07. "Captain Manny Liba and his crew on the Moira Smith rescued 14 people. Captain Brittany Catanzaro on the Gov. Thomas Kean and her crew saved 24 people." 
  3. Larry King (2009-01-15). "Larry King: Aired January 15, 2009". Larry King Show. https://web.archive.org/web/20090412195617/https://www.westwoodone.com/pg/jsp/larryking/transcript.jsp;jsessionid=E367A2E428E66236833C172AA53F097E?pid=25392. Retrieved 2019-06-07. 
  4. Janet Napolitano (2009-02-23). "Honoring Flight #1549". Department of Homeland Security. https://www.dhs.gov/blog/2009/02/23/honoring-flight-1549. Retrieved 2019-06-07. "The rescue also reminds us of the importance of training and exercising before the fact. First responders at all levels must know what to do when it comes time to execute a mission – because seconds count. The successful rescue of Flight #1549 is a case in point."