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WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2005
'Airtight' Security For Inauguration
Command Center Brings 50
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.
Servicemembers Brave Cold in Final Inaugural Rehearsal
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.
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.
Guard: Tanker that spilled oil may have struck other objects
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.
Coast Guard Plans Tugboat Safety Measures
PITTSBURGH - 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.
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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - 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.
NTSB documents reveal details of 2003 ferryboat crash
NEW YORK - (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.
65 Haitian migrants detained
on boats in Bahamas
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.
More Coast Guard funds urged
3 lawmakers cite multiple missions
Coast Guard upgrades bring aircraft, ship contracts to Gulf Coast
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.
Coast Guard Commissions New Brunswick Station
`New' Coast Guard swift boat pays a visit
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.
'Everything was pretty frantic' - survivor from crab boat sinking recounts horror
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.
Coast Guard finds body of San Francisco man missing from tour boat
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.
Two Talbot hunters presumed
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.
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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Assists
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Coast Guard warns fishers: Stay within the boundaries
LEE TOLLIVER, The Virginian-Pilot
(c) January 16, 2005
Coast Guard officials have a warning for striped bass anglers: "Obey the laws."
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.
Sunken barges threaten tow traffic
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.
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.
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.
Coast Guard day slowly takes shape
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.
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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