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In this week's newsletter:
Coast Guard relief flight leaves Hawai'i
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.
Coast Guard to assist tsunami victims
Oyaol Ngirairikl, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Helicopter lifts 12,000 gallons off Selendang Ayu
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.
Criminal inquiry begins into Alaska oil spill
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.
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.
Panel urges costlier approach
to warming liquefied natural gas
Firm says its plan would harm few fish
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.
Romney says LNG security tightened
Coast Guard Announces Contract to Begin Building 2nd Maritime Security Cutter Large
Coast Guard Announces Automatic Identification System (AIS) Operational in San Francisco
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.
Coast Guard merges three divisions into single unit
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.
National IDs urged
National identification card system might be years away.
BY PETER DUJARDIN
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.
Coast Guard Suspends Search for 42-Year-Old Man in Monterey Bay
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.
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.
Boat Collision Victim Might Have Had Heart Attack
01/05/05 5:05 PST
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.
Coast Guard helicopter rescues family of six
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued six people off a small boat that had run aground in the marshes near Fripp Island on Thursday.
Coast Guard Rescues Three People in Honkers Bay
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.
Man Rescued After High Fall
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.
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.
Whale rescued off S.C.
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.
Oil Tanker Rams Dock In Westwego
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.
New NASA Fuel Tank Heads to Space Center
Associated Press Writer
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.
Rail authority sues local barge company over damaged bridge
January 5, 2005
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.
Mystery buoy washes ashore
BY JIM WAYMER
The giant green buoy in Cocoa Beach has U.S. Coast Guard officials stumped, so far.
Coast Guardsman spends Christmas helping save lives
DAILY NEWS STAFF
Anchor Bay South students get dose of real-life math
Hillary Whitcomb Jesse
CHESTERFIELD TWP. -- Since they had to go back to school Monday after winter break, at least math class was fun for students.
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.
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.
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