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In this week's newsletter:
New Coast Guard sonar system
will help protect nation's ports
By Jeremiah Marquez
LOS ANGELES - The Coast Guard is seeking to protect the nation's ports from terrorist attacks by scuba divers with a sonar system so powerful it can distinguish swimmers from dolphins, officials said Tuesday.
In Jacksonville, a secure feeling
Super Bowl-Bound Ship Delayed At Port Canaveral For Weapons Sweep
Coast Guard crew returns from tsunami relief work
Advertiser Staff Writer
KALAELOA - The crew of a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 arrived home last night, tired but proud to have been able to help provide relief for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami.
US Coast Guard invites India
to share intelligence
The joint programme would involve real-time coastal surveillance using remote-controlled spy planes
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 1: The US Coast Guard has invited its Indian counterpart to take part in an intelligence-sharing programme that would involve real-time coastal surveillance, using remote-controlled spy planes to ''improve the maritime domain awareness of aligned nations."
Coast Guard Rolls Out Safety and Security Teams
How safe is our border?
Sunday, January 30, 2005
Under the glass pane of Ed Duda's desktop is an aerial photo of the smoking World Trade Center buildings.
Coast Guard, DNR to increase river boat patrols
LAST UPDATE: 2/2/2005 6:53:15 PM
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard and the law enforcement section of West Virginia's Division of Natural Resources are stepping up security on West Virginia's rivers.
Coast Guard report: Boats,
Local base adjusts to new mission
Jon Gambrell, The Bellingham Herald
Though it is adapting to a new host of threats and challenges after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the U.S. Coast Guard still has aging equipment and overworked crews, according to a federal audit released Tuesday.
Maine needs security funds,
Copyright © 2005 Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc.
WASHINGTON - President Bush's nominee for secretary of homeland security said at a Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that he supports boosting port security for areas such as Portland.
Coast Guard Cutter Dallas Returns from Successful Counter-Drug Patrol
January 31, 2005
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Coast Guard Cutter Dallas returns to homeport here today after a highly successful counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean Basin, which resulted in the seizure of more than 15,000 pounds of cocaine and the arrest of 15 suspected smugglers from three smuggling ventures.
Coast Guard Seizes 1,012 Pounds of Marijuana
January 28, 2005
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas - A joint team from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island and the Coast Guard Investigative Service located and seized 1,012 pounds of marijuana on the beaches of South Padre Island, Thursday.
Naval Units Seize 75,000 Lbs of Cocaine
Publication date: 2005-02-01
Arrival time: 2005-02-02
USS Crommelin took part in the largest drug seizure in history.
Sniffing out terrorism at
Two K-9s with a knack for finding explosives join the security effort
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle
GALVESTON - Cora and Touché let their noses do the talking Wednesday morning.
Coast Guard picks up stranded
MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- Thirty-two Spanish-speaking people were picked up Friday by the Coast Guard from an islet off the Florida coast near Miami where they had been stranded, said a spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol.
22 Passengers Rescued From Boat
Coast Guard crews and passing boaters teamed up Wednesday to take 22 passengers off a fishing vessel that was taking on water 10 miles west of Charlotte Harbor. No one was injured.
Captain's actions save two after boat fire at sea
GULFPORT, Miss. - A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew has saved two men from a capsized skiff in waters off the Gulfport coast.
Coast Guard rescues woman from waters off Cape Arago
CAPE ARAGO STATE PARK - A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 19-year-old Coos Bay woman Sunday night after she fell into the roiling surf off Cape Arago, south of Charleston.
Towboat captain's testimony continues
Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Published in the Asbury Park Press 02/3/05
Regulators this week rescinded a fishing rule that critics said might have contributed to the deaths of five Massachusetts scallop fishermen, even as a lead Coast Guard investigator said she's found no evidence the so-called "broken trip" rule figured in the Dec. 20 sinking of the boat Northern Edge.
Sunken vessel overloaded, Coast Guard says
Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - by Lynn Melling
Anchorage, Alaska - The U.S. Coast Guard says it believes the
Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series that takes a look at the
December 2002 sinking of the tug Primo Brusco.
A two-year U.S. Coast Guard investigation has been unable to find a definitive cause of the fatal sinking of the tug Primo Brusco in 2002, despite uncovering two tantalizing leads.
Woman who helped fake husband's death sentenced to prison
Feb 2 2005
A Tennessee woman who admitted to taking part in a scheme to fake her husband's death has been sentenced to two years in a federal prison, the U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday.
High river leads Coast Guard to order towing restrictions
Ross Touchard of Maurepas considers piloting the Mississippi River easy -- at least most of the time.
APPLETON, Wis. - The U.S. Coast Guard has dropped its bid to stop regulating highway and railroad bridges over parts of the Fox and Wolf Rivers, which eliminates fears the bridges would be permanently closed to boat traffic.
Coast Guard drops anchor in
350 employees are leaving Alameda for more space downtown
By Susan McDonough, STAFF WRITER
OAKLAND - An additional 700 shiny black shoes will cross the marble floors of the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building each morning with the expansion of the U.S. Coast Guard into downtown Oakland.
Coast Guard chopper is always ready
K.I. SAWYER - The relatively rare sound of chopper blades echoed off the hills surrounding Marquette's Lower Harbor recently as the U.S. Coast Guard conducted ice rescue training.
Coast Guard Cutter Venturous Returns Home after Five-Week Patrol
February 01, 2005
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous will be returning home at 10:00 a.m. today after a five-week patrol in the Caribbean Sea.
Tearful reunion for families on 5th anniversary of Alaska Air crash
Monday, January 31, 2005
(01-31) 17:12 PST PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) --
Tearful families and friends of 88 people killed when Alaska Airlines Flight 261 spiraled into the sea five years ago paused on a wind-swept beach Monday afternoon for a moment of prayer.
Coast Guard Academy Choir Will Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl XXXIX
January 27, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Twenty-five Coast Guard Academy Glee Club members will perform the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville.
February 1, 2005
Coast Guard Auxiliary unveils updated Float Plan Central Website
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has redesigned its Float Plan Central - featuring the world's only lifesaving device on paper.
Coast Guardsmen create comic strip
The American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) has launched a new comic strip series to introduce and educate young readers about the history and contributions of mechanical engineering.
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