Brittany Catanzaro

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Brittany Catanzaro
Born 1989 (age 30–31)
Nationality USA
Occupation sailor
Known for commanded a vessel that rescued 20 people

Brittany Catanzaro is an American sailor. She was the youngest individual appointed captain of a New York Waterways ferry. Catanzaro captained one of the vessels that responded to the emergency landing of an airliner, on the Hudson River. Catanzaro and her crew are credited with rescuing 20 survivors.[1]

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