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July 29, 2004

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 In this week's newsletter:


Coast Guard Implementing New Security Measures

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2004 -- The Coast Guard is "aggressively" putting new security measures into place to comply with a new law designed to protect U.S. ports and waterways from a terrorist attack, the Coast Guard commandant said today during a joint interview with the Pentagon Channel and the American Forces Press Service.

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jul2004/n07272004_2004072706.html


New security rules' application to large private yachts questioned


Copyright © 2004 Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc.

The big, fancy yachts that visit Portland's waterfront each summer have become the latest source of conflict related to new port security rules that took effect July 1.

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/local/040729portsecurity.shtml


Port Cargo Backlog Raises Security Questions
Los Angeles, Long Beach terminals seeing severe congestion, labor shortages

LOS ANGELES - 07/29/04 - Severe cargo congestion and labor shortages at American seaports are creating long delays in delivering goods and potential threats to national security, dockworkers and security experts say, reports the New York Times (NYT).

http://www.caltradereport.com/eWebPages/front-page-1091126779.html


Perceived threat of terror fizzles after port closed

By Scott McCabe, Jennifer Sorentrue and Libby Wells
Palm Beach Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, July 28, 2004

— Homeland Security authorities shut down the Port of Palm Beach and evacuated surrounding neighborhoods Wednesday after police stopped two men of Middle Eastern descent who were driving from the seaport, authorities said.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/local_news/epaper/2004/07/29/s1a_PORT_0729.html


Boston, Braced for Convention Disorder, Makes Just Two Arrests

July 29 (Bloomberg) -- Law enforcement officials had expected to make 3,000 arrests during this week's Democratic National Convention in Boston. As of today -- the final day of the gathering -- the tally stood at two.

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aA_pBkGHH99A&refer=us


Congress approves bill to boost Coast Guard funding, hiring

From CongressDaily

The Senate passed by voice vote and sent to the president Thursday a bill that approves the spending of $8.2 billion for the Coast Guard.

 

http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0704/072304cdam3.htm


Congress approves transfer of Coast Guard cutter to Michigan museum

The Associated Press
7/23/2004, 5:51 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 60-year-old U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bramble will be transferred to a Michigan museum under a measure approved by Congress this week and expected to be signed soon by President Bush.

http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/michigan/index.ssf?/base/news-17/1090619942253200.xml


Tenenbaum Discusses Plan To Boost Port Security

POSTED: 9:18 am EDT July 29, 2004


COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Inez Tenenbaum wants to increase cargo inspections at the nation's ports to prevent any potential terrorist attack.

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/3591368/detail.html


Alcohol involved in fatal shooting

Police aren't saying much publicly about the details surrounding Coast Guard Petty Officer Brian Colletti's death. But they are saying the accused killer, James Moore, and Colletti had been drinking before the crime.

http://www.wect.com/Global/story.asp?S=2097301&nav=2gQcPG3C


3 charged with coke possession; men on boat had $2.5 million worth, Coast Guard says

By Jaime Hernandez
Staff Writer
Posted July 29 2004

FORT LAUDERDALE · Three men were charged Wednesday with possessing about $2.5 million worth of cocaine that two of them smuggled into the United States from the Bahamas, according to federal affidavit.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-cbust29jul29,0,5617997.story?coll=sfla-news-broward


Coast Guard warns boaters after explosion, death

Monday, July 26, 2004

By Nardy Baeza Bickel

CHRONICLE NEWS SERVICE

In the wake of a fatal boat explosion Saturday that killed a man on Lake Macatawa, the Coast Guard is urging boaters to remember safety procedures.

http://www.mlive.com/news/muchronicle/index.ssf?/base/news-3/109085315041320.xml


Man saved from sinking sailboat

By STAFF REPORTS

SAN FRANCISCO -- A man beginning his return sailing trip to Japan was rescued from his sinking sailboat about 80 miles off the California coast Wednesday morning, a Coast Guard spokesman said.

http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82~1865~2301834,00.html


Coast Guard Auxiliary prevents boat from sinking

posted 07/27/04
A Coast Guard Auxiliary boat assisted a 34-foot pleasure boat that was taking on water near Echo Bay in the San Juan Islands, Sunday afternoon, July 25, 2004.

http://www.sanjuanislander.com/federal/coast_guard/auxiliary.shtml


Coast Guard Rescues Diver from the Gulf of Mexico

U. S. Coast Guard
July 28, 2004

HOUSTON -- The Coast Guard rescued a diver early this morning from the Gulf of Mexico, 72 miles south of Galveston, Texas.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg1_072804.00.html


Coast Guard Medevacs Fishing Boat Captain

U. S. Coast Guard
July 28, 2004

HOUSTON -- The Coast Guard medevaced the captain of the fishing boat Miss Malory early this morning from the Gulf of Mexico, 37 miles southeast of Port Aransas, Texas.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg2_072804.00.html


Coast Guard Rescues Injured Fisherman

U. S. Coast Guard
July 28, 2004

MOBILE -- A Coast Guard jet crew and helicopter crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile worked together Tuesday evening to quickly rescue an injured fisherman from the fishing vessel Austin T located 175 miles south of Panama City, Fla.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg3_072804.00.html


Coast Guard Investigating Ship Accident

By Brett Shepard

Coast Guard officials are investigating the cause of a boat accident in Resurrection Bay that happened on Sunday.

http://www.ktva.com/Stories/0,1413,163~29969~2296049,00.html


Coast Guard seeks missing ship passenger

Miami, FL, Jul. 24 (UPI) -- Coast Guard crews searched early Saturday for a cruise ship passenger who turned up missing as the vessel returned to Miami, the Miami Herald reported.

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040724-074512-4779r.htm


Coast Guard rescues 2 men

Sunday, July 25, 2004

From staff reports

A Coast Guard helicopter crew based at Belle Chasse rescued two men Saturday minutes after they landed their helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico because of possible engine trouble, the Coast Guard said.

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/metro/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1090746835107460.xml


Volunteer pilot faces questions over paint job

DAVENPORT, Iowa The U-S Coast Guard is investigating whether a pilot who was helping in the search for a missing man in the Quad Cities should be penalized for the paint job on his helicopter.

http://www.wqad.com/Global/story.asp?S=2105836


Guard finds home
Unit settles in at St. Marys

Thu, Jul 29, 2004
By CHRIS BRENNAMAN
The Brunswick News

The new Maritime Safety and Security Team of the U.S. Coast Guard has called St. Marys home for the past nine months, but its work has taken it hundreds of miles away.

http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/front/281088121389031.php


Team Coast Guard trains local Law Enforcement in Small Boat Handling

USCG Auxiliary and USCG training the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in Small Boat Handling. Both classroom and on-the-water time will be spent in this two week training session, one of several courses that are being developed specifically for local law enforcement by the Office of the Director of Auxiliary for the First Coast Guard District, Southern Region.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/7/prweb143892.htm


Mystery surrounding Indian bones deepens
Remains found on Yerba Buena Island went to secret location, not Cal museum

By Sean Holstege, STAFF WRITER

When it unearthed American Indian bones on Yerba Buena Island, Caltrans also turned over Indian political rivalries and casino ambitions as it tripped over all the red tape that tangles sacred relics.

http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125~1486~2290033,00.html


Osprey nests keep man, work at bay
Raptors' natural course runs atop an unnatural setting

Thursday, July 29, 2004

BY BRIAN T. MURRAY

Star-Ledger Staff

The return of New Jersey's osprey population is causing some major inconveniences for people who nearly drove the big birds to extinction 30 years ago.

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/jersey/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1091088897269160.xml


Deepwater tracker launched

BY Brian Robinson
Published on July 27, 2004

Coast Guard officials are now using an automated performance management system that they expect will help them better track progress and highlight needed changes in their massive Integrated Deepwater System (IDS) modernization program.

http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2004/0726/web-deep-07-27-04.asp


The Coast Guard's Portal

by Demir Barlas, Line56
Friday, July 23, 2004

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) decided to set up a Web-based portal for its constituents back in 2001. The initiative fit right in not only with the proliferation of e-business technology but also with the mood of the Department of Defense (DoD); at roughly the same time, the U.S. Navy was deep in its own e-business plans, and the U.S. Army came out with its own portal a little while later.

http://www.line56.com/articles/default.asp?ArticleID=5822


Team Coast Guard And Justin Labonte Overcome Adversity To Finish 19th At New Hampshire

Justin Labonte and Team Coast Guard overcame a lot of adversity at New Hampshire and posted a Top Twenty finish of 19th after starting 42nd in the 200-lap race last Saturday.

http://www.bgnracing.com/news/2004/20newhampshire/072704_44.htm


Former lighthouse keeper recalls storm of March '62

Stephen Jones knows a thing or two about the “Storm of the Century” that devastated coastal Delaware and much of the mid-Atlantic seaboard in March 1962. In fact, Jones “enjoyed” a front row seat to the event as a Coast Guard lightkeeper aboard the sea-swept Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse, located a half-mile off the point of Cape Henlopen.

http://www.capegazette.com/storiescurrent/0704/lighthouse072304.html


Coast Guard collecting oral histories

posted 07/27/04
PRESS RELEASE: This year marks the 214th anniversary of the founding of the Coast Guard.

http://www.sanjuanislander.com/federal/coast_guard/history.shtml


Deepwater Newsletter-June/July

http://www.uscg.mil/deepwater/pdf/JUNE-JULY04DeepwaterNewsletter.pdf


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