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CG e-Newsletter
January 19, 2005

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 In this week's newsletter:


Inauguration Defense Unprecedented

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2005

(CBS) It would not be a good day to go boating on the Potomac River. The Coast Guard's on a hair trigger.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/18/eveningnews/main667634.shtml


'Airtight' Security For Inauguration

Command Center Brings 50 Agencies Together
Jan 18, 2005 11:06 am US/Eastern

WASHINGTON (AP) Miles from the Capitol where President Bush will take the oath of office, dozens of officials from 50 federal, state and local agencies will work side by side in a high-tech command center keeping close tabs on the security situation for the first presidential inauguration since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

http://cbsnewyork.com/topstories/topstories_story_018110832.html


Servicemembers Brave Cold in Final Inaugural Rehearsal

By Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USA
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2005 -- It was freezing here Jan. 16, but that did not stop thousands of servicemembers who took part in a final dress rehearsal for the Jan. 20 presidential inaugural parade.

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2005/n01172005_2005011703.html


Maritime Safety Regulations for Super Bowl XXXIX Finalized

U. S. Coast Guard
January 18, 2005

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has finalized and released the regulated navigational areas, security zones and temporary anchorage areas on the St. Johns River, which will be established and enforced during Super Bowl XXXIX activities and events.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg2_011805.00.html


Guard: Tanker that spilled oil may have struck other objects

By PATRICK WALTERS
Associated Press Writer

January 18, 2005, 12:11 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA -- A tanker that spilled 265,000 gallons of oil into the Delaware River may have struck a large anchor and a concrete slab in addition to a hunk of metal already considered a possible culprit, Coast Guard officials said Tuesday.

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/state/ny-bc-nj--oilspill0118jan18,0,6641218.story?coll=ny-region-apnewjersey


Coast Guard Plans Tugboat Safety Measures

Associated Press

The Coast Guard plans new safety measures to protect towboat crews from high water after a tugboat sank on the Ohio River last week, killing three of its seven crew members and leaving one presumed dead.

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/10680454.htm


Groups want action against invasive species
ENVIRONMENT:  Many of the ships on the Great Lakes are exempt from ballast regulations designed to keep out foreign species.


ASSOCIATED PRESS

Most ships arriving in the Great Lakes are exempt from regulations meant to keep out invasive species capable of wreaking havoc on the ecosystem, the U.S. Coast Guard has acknowledged as it moves to tighten controls.

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthtribune/10679129.htm


NTSB documents reveal details of 2003 ferryboat crash

(KRT) - The pilot who blacked out in the crash of the Staten Island ferryboat began lying on his Coast Guard physical exam forms to hide his prescription medication in 1986.

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/nation/10678575.htm


65 Haitian migrants detained on boats in Bahamas

Sun-Sentinel
Posted January 18 2005, 12:03 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Authorities detained 65 illegal migrants from Haiti in Bahamian waters over the weekend, officials said Monday.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/caribbean/sfl-118haitians,0,4922429.story?coll=sfla-news-caribbean


More Coast Guard funds urged
3 lawmakers cite multiple missions

By Glen Johnson, Globe Staff  |  January 19, 2005

Three top Massachusetts Democrats asked President Bush yesterday to ensure the US Coast Guard receives enough money for search and rescue after a report that three of the service's four Cape Cod-based helicopters, as well as a jet, malfunctioned the night the Northern Edge sank off Nantucket last month.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/01/19/more_coast_guard_funds_urged/


Coast Guard upgrades bring aircraft, ship contracts to Gulf Coast

By GARRY MITCHELL
Associated Press Writer

The Coast Guard's modernization drive has delivered major contracts for airplanes to Mobile and ships to neighboring Pascagoula, Miss., injecting millions of dollars into the coastal area economy.

http://www.timesdaily.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050115/APF/501150657


Coast Guard Commissions New Brunswick Station

POSTED: 1:38 pm EST January 18, 2005
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The U.S. Coast Guard's permanent new 10,000-square-foot home in Brunswick was commissioned Tuesday.

http://www.news4jax.com/news4georgia/4104101/detail.html


`New' Coast Guard swift boat pays a visit

2005-01-17
by EMELINE COKELET

A patrol boat new to the U.S. Coast Guard but familiar to the Navy is in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound area for the next few weeks.

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/sited/story/html/183505


'Everything was pretty frantic' - survivor from crab boat sinking recounts horror

By Rachel D'oro
ASSOCIATED PRESS

12:57 a.m. January 18, 2005

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Separated from his fellow fishermen, Cache Seel clung to the hull of the Big Valley as the 92-foot crab boat slammed against the waves of the churning Bering Sea.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/20050118-0057-crabboatsinks.html


Coast Guard finds body of San Francisco man missing from tour boat

The Associated Press
Last Updated 1:45 am PST Wednesday, January 19, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities have found the body of an elderly man who fell overboard from a tour boat on San Francisco Bay.

http://www.sacbee.com/state_wire/story/12077813p-12948035c.html


Two Talbot hunters presumed dead
Recovery effort to continue in Somerset


FRENCHTOWN -- Two Talbot County men whose canoe capsized early Monday are presumed dead in the windswept, icy waters of the Big Annemessex River near Frenchtown as a search-and-rescue mission to find the pair of duck hunters alive later turned to a recovery maneuver.

http://www.delmarvanow.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050118/NEWS01/501180316/1002


Local Coast Guard assists in two rescues Monday

By CHRIS WHIPPLE

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Coast Guard crews from Air Station Elizabeth City were involved in two rescue operations north of the border Monday.

http://www.dailyadvance.com/hp/content/news/stories/2005/01/18/20050118edauscg.html;COXnetJSessionID=BuRm1dvmoirYgHhSh9xi44UqI1x6fmwn55PyhTo40kVsciVXPYVB!-425688632?urac=n&urvf=11061374462500.8884420763939069


Coast Guard Auxiliary Assists Disabled Boat

U. S. Coast Guard
January 18, 2005

SEATTLE - A The Coast Guard Auxiliary assisted the master of a 24-foot recreational vessel, disabled Saturday night near Preston Point, Wash.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg1_011805.00.html


Coast Guard, Ira officials called on to rescue stranded anglers who weren't there

PUBLISHED: January 13, 2005




Officials from Ira Township and the U.S. Coast Guard from St. Clair Shores spent one hour Wednesday morning searching for stranded fishermen who apparently never existed.

http://www.macombdaily.com/stories/011305/loc_rescue001.shtml


'Broken trip' rule likely to change due to sinking

January 13, 2005

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. - In response to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the sinking of the scallop vessel, Northern Edge, the New England Fishery Management Council's Executive Committee agreed to recommend action to remove a regulation that reduces the catch of scallops on trips cut short by weather or other factors.

http://www.courierpub.com/articles/2005/01/17/barharbortimes/waterfront_news/c3brokentrip.txt


Coast Guard fines two fishing vessels

NORFOLK, Va. The Coast Guard says it has fined the captains of two commercial fishing vessels that collided off Ocean City, Maryland.

http://www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp?S=2812927


Coast Guard warns fishers: Stay within the boundaries

By LEE TOLLIVER, The Virginian-Pilot
(c) January 16, 2005

Coast Guard officials have a warning for striped bass anglers:  "Obey the laws."

http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=80673&ran=146307


Two ships battle heavy weather on Locks final day

Story created Jan 15, 2005 - 20:14:38 EST.

SAULT STE. MARIE - Two 1,000-foot ships slogged through heavy seas, freezing spray and near-zero temperatures on the open waters of Lake Superior late Saturday in a race to make the Soo Locks ahead of the scheduled midnight closing.

http://www.sooeveningnews.com/articles/2005/01/18/news/news791.txt


Sunken barges threaten tow traffic

by The Associated Press
Tuesday January 18, 2005

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Four sunken barges at the Belleville Locks and Dam continued to disrupt navigation on the Ohio River on Monday, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warned that tow traffic could be halted if the pool of navigable water continues to shrink.

http://www.herald-mail.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=102043&format=html


At least 34 whales die on North Carolina's Outer Banks

MANTEO, North Carolina (AP) - Scientists and National Park Service workers were working to collect samples and clean up whale carcasses after 34 of the marine mammals beached themselves and either died or had to be euthanised.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/1/17/latest/20789Atleast3&sec=latest


Local men among workers restoring Coast Guard barque Eagle

by Marge Neal

The U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle is providing more than a few local folks the chance to strut their stuff.

http://dundalkeagle.com/articles/2005/01/13/news/news09.txt


Coast Guard day slowly takes shape

By CHRIS SEBASTIAN
Times Herald

Port Huron city and maritime leaders spent Monday morning trying to figure out how best to say thanks to the local units of the U.S. Coast Guard.

http://www.thetimesherald.com/news/stories/20050118/localnews/1881534.html


Deepwater Newsletter-January

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-a/deepwater/pdf/Jan05Newsletter.pdf


Coast Guard on Television

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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