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CG e-Newsletter
January 6, 2005

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Coast Guard relief flight leaves Hawai'i

By William Cole
Advertiser Military Writer

A Coast Guard C-130 cargo plane and about 10 Hawai'i-based personnel left from Kalaeloa yesterday as part of a growing U.S. military contingent providing tsunami relief around the Indian Ocean.

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2005/Jan/04/ln/ln05p.html


Coast Guard to assist tsunami victims

By Oyaol Ngirairikl, ongirairikl@guampdn.com
Pacific Daily News

About 40 U.S. Coast Guard personnel are expected to stop by Guam today en route to Southeast Asia to support relief efforts for the millions of homeless and hungry tsunami survivors.

http://www.guampdn.com/news/stories/20050106/localnews/1830330.html


Helicopter lifts 12,000 gallons off Selendang Ayu

By Dan Fiorucci, KTUU-TV

A heavy-lift Chinook made six trips Wednesday to off-load oil from the cargo ship, which went aground and broke in half Dec. 8 west of Unalaska.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6793481/


Criminal inquiry begins into Alaska oil spill

By ERIC NALDER
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER

Federal agents have begun a preliminary criminal investigation into the grounding of the cargo ship Selendang Ayu last month in Alaska, which resulted in six deaths and a major fuel oil spill.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/206751_freighter06.html


Co-op is sued over 650G oil spill cleanup


The government is suing a co-op in Brooklyn Federal Court to recover the $651,513 cost of cleaning up heating oil discharged into Little Neck Bay between Queens and Nassau County.

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/267497p-229136c.html


Panel urges costlier approach to warming liquefied natural gas
Firm says its plan would harm few fish

Tuesday, January 04, 2005
By Mark Schleifstein

Staff writer

A federal council that governs commercial and recreational fishing in the Gulf of Mexico says the environmental impacts of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal are underestimated and calls for the operators to pay mitigation costs equivalent to the cost of 1 million pounds of redfish a year.

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/capital/index.ssf?/base/news-2/1104821788159160.xml


Romney says LNG security tightened

By Peter J. Howe, Globe Staff  |  January 6, 2005

Governor Mitt Romney said yesterday that the Massachusetts State Police have upgraded security measures around the Everett liquefied natural gas plant and nearby petroleum facilities, two weeks after a federal report predicted that an attack on an LNG tanker would devastate Boston.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/01/06/romney_says_lng_security_tightened/


Coast Guard Announces Contract to Begin Building 2nd Maritime Security Cutter Large

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Coast Guard awarded a contract totaling $144 million to Integrated Coast Guard Systems for production and deployment of the Coast Guard's second Maritime Security Cutter Large.

 

http://www.uscg.mil/deepwater/pdf/pr_secondwmsl.pdf


Coast Guard Announces Automatic Identification System (AIS) Operational in San Francisco

U. S. Coast Guard
December 30, 2004

YERBA BUENA ISLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - December 30, 2004, the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office San Francisco Bay announced today the Automatic Identification System (AIS) is fully operational.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg1_123004.00.html?ESRC=coastguard.nl


Coast Guard merges three divisions into single unit

by Zita Taitano, KUAM News
Saturday, January 01, 2005

The United States Coast Guard Guam in the territory has merged its three divisions into one single unit.

http://www.kuam.com/news/12047.aspx


National IDs urged
National identification card system might be years away.

BY PETER DUJARDIN
247-4749

December 28, 2004

NORFOLK -- The middle-of-the-night telephone calls, Bill Cofer says, have become more frequent since tighter Coast Guard security rules took effect July 1.

http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-38696sy0dec28,1,5176947.story?ctrack=1&cset=true


Coast Guard Suspends Search for 42-Year-Old Man in Monterey Bay

U. S. Coast Guard
January 03, 2005

COAST GUARD ISLAND, ALAMEDA, Calif. - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search at approximately 2:50 p.m. today for the 42-year-old man reported missing on board an overdue 16-foot pleasure craft in Monterey Bay.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg2_010305.00.html


Man falls into N.C. river from tugboat; body presumed found

The Associated Press

Searchers believe they have found the body of a Pennsylvania man who fell off a tugboat into the icy waters of the Chowan River, officials said Tuesday.

http://www.wilmingtonstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050105/APN/501050519&cachetime=5


Boat Collision Victim Might Have Had Heart Attack

01/05/05 5:05 PST

FAIRFIELD (BCN)

The Solano County Sheriff's Department said this afternoon that an Alamo man who died during a boating accident on Suisun Bay on Monday might have suffered a heart attack.

http://cbs5.com/news/bcn/2005/01/05/n/HeadlineNews/BOAT-DEATH.html


Coast Guard helicopter rescues family of six

Associated Press

A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued six people off a small boat that had run aground in the marshes near Fripp Island on Thursday.

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/10534756.htm


Coast Guard Rescues Three People in Honkers Bay

U. S. Coast Guard
January 03, 2005

COAST GUARD ISLAND, ALAMEDA, Calif. - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people today from their sinking 16-foot skiff at approximately 8:00 p.m. in Honkers Bay.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg1_010305.00.html?ESRC=coastguard.nl


Man Rescued After High Fall

U. S. Coast Guard
January 05, 2005

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - 29-year old, Jose Pratz was hoisted to safety this afternoon after he fell from a cliff at the base of the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse and became lodged in an area not accessible to land-side rescue.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg1_010505.00.html


Coast Guard promotes ice safety

By KELLY FOSNESS, Gazette Writer

DOLLAR BAY - U.S. Coast Guard officials blame complacency and carelessness for most ice rescue cases involving snowmobiles.

http://www.mininggazette.com/news/story/1230202004_new01-n1230.asp


Whale rescued off S.C. coast
Removal of young animal from lobster fishing gear 'beyond our best hopes,' researcher says

Scientists along S.C.'s coast apparently freed a young Atlantic right whale from more than 150 feet of lobster fishing gear Friday after riding alongside the animal on a U.S. Coast Guard cutter for nearly 24 hours, officials said.

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/10541893.htm


Oil Tanker Rams Dock In Westwego

POSTED: 11:32 am CST January 4, 2005
UPDATED: 1:06 pm CST January 4, 2005
NEW ORLEANS -- The Coast Guard responded Tuesday to the scene of an accident involving a cargo tanker in Westwego.

http://www.theneworleanschannel.com/news/4046621/detail.html


Strong winds unleash barges from G-P

Wednesday, January 5, 2005
By THOMAS RYLL, Columbian staff writer

Two empty chip barges at the Georgia-Pacific mill in Camas went for an unmanned excursion early Tuesday morning after they were ripped from their moorings by sturdy east winds.

http://www.columbian.com/01052005/clark_co/229659.html


New NASA Fuel Tank Heads to Space Center

By DOUG SIMPSON
Associated Press Writer
NEW ORLEANS

NASA's redesigned fuel tank, a massive vessel that supplies propellant for the launch of the space shuttle, began its five-day trip across the Gulf of Mexico to the launch site on Florida's east coast.

http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050101/APA/501010596


Rail authority sues local barge company over damaged bridge

January 5, 2005

By YOVANNA BIEBERICH
ARGUS-COURIER STAFF

A damaged railroad swing bridge built in 1911 is at the center of a lawsuit filed by the North Coast Rail Authority against Petaluma-based barge operator Jerico Products.

http://www.arguscourier.com/news/news/jerico050105.html


Mystery buoy washes ashore

BY JIM WAYMER
FLORIDA TODAY

The giant green buoy in Cocoa Beach has U.S. Coast Guard officials stumped, so far.

http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/localstoryNMAIN0104BUOY.htm


Coast Guardsman spends Christmas helping save lives

January 04,2005

DAILY NEWS STAFF

It wasn't the usual Christmas for Brannon Teachey, who's used to spending it with his parents, Danny and Colette Teachey, in Onslow County. In fact, it was pretty far from it.

http://www.jdnews.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/GlobalTemplates/Details.cfm&StoryID=28586&Section=News


Anchor Bay South students get dose of real-life math

By Hillary Whitcomb Jesse
Times Herald

CHESTERFIELD TWP. -- Since they had to go back to school Monday after winter break, at least math class was fun for students.

http://www.thetimesherald.com/news/stories/20050104/localnews/1823713.html


What's the right type of Boating Education?

By Wayne Spivak, National Press Corps, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

What is the right type of boating education?   I've been asked this question many times over the years.  This is one of those questions that are hard to answer.

http://www.auxguidanceskills.info/press/debate.html


Coast Guard on Television

Jan 11, at 9 p.m., Jan 18 at 9 p.m., and Jan 25 at 9 p.m., the Discovery Channel will air the three part series " America 's Deadliest Season, Alaska Crab Fishing," which features crews from Air station Kodiak and USCGC Morgenthau.


Deepwater Newsletter-December

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-a/deepwater/pdf/Dec04Newsletter.pdf


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