February 10, 2005
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Transcript of Press Conference with Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Admiral James Loy on the FY 2006 Budget
Office of the Press Secretary
February 7, 2005
Acting Secretary Loy: Well, thanks everybody for joining us this afternoon while we lay out some of the priorities for this Department for the next year.
Ship inquiry will take
About 2,790 cubic yards of cement has been removed from the ship Cape Flattery
As work continued yesterday in 4- to 6-foot seas to refloat the grounded ship Cape Flattery, the Coast Guard said its investigation of how it got stuck will not be complete for several weeks.
U.S., British operation seizes ship full of cocaine
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 Posted: 1742 GMT (0142 HKT)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A joint British and U.S. operation led to the seizure of 1 ton (950 kilograms) of cocaine on board a Honduran-flagged cargo ship and the arrest of nine crew members, a U.S. Coast Guard official said Wednesday.
Island becomes popular drug
Coast Guard officials say a half-ton of marijuana was recently found in dunes
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - The miles of often-deserted beaches and dunes on South Padre Island between Beach Access 6 and the Port Mansfield Cut are a favorite spot for smugglers.
Coast Guard: Oil leak came
COAST GUARD ISLAND - Thousands of gallons of jet fuel that seeped into the Oakland Estuary and killed at least two water birds last week came from a leak in a 12-inch underground pipeline owned by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners that runs beneath the Port of Oakland, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Tuesday.
Freighter accident determined to be 2nd worst oil spill
February 9, 2005 - by Dan Fiorucci
Anchorage, Alaska-The wreck of the freighter Selendang Ayu has
now created the second worst oil spill in
House bill would create citizen oversight panel for oil spills
OLYMPIA -- With two Puget Sound oil spills since October, Washington legislators are looking to Alaska's example to fix the problem by creating an independent citizens committee.
LNG plant's impact revised
Redfish toll estimate drastically lowered Staff writer
A proposed liquefied natural gas terminal 38 miles south of the Cameron Parish coast might not kill as many redfish eggs and larvae as first thought, federal officials now say, citing a computer error.
U.S., Russian icebreakers open path to Antarctic base
Seattle-Based Ice Breaker
In Need Of Repairs
February 10, 2005
By KOMO Staff & News Services
SEATTLE - At a time of year when U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers are cutting icy paths to deliver fuel and equipment to science stations in the Antarctic, one of two American Polar-class icebreakers is itself broken.
Ice in Boston Harbor Challenges Coast Guard
All Things Considered, February 4, 2005 * Parts of the Boston Harbor have frozen over, so much so that the Coast Guard's lone icebreaking tug in Boston has needed some help.
Since 9/11, coast guard has taken expanded role in homeland security
When liquid natural gas tankers rolled into the port of Providence a few years ago, no one paid much attention.
Maritime Security Advisory Committee Holding First Meeting
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will hold its inaugural meeting in the conference center at the Sheraton Suites, Old Town, at 801 North Saint Asaph Street, in Alexandria, Va., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4. The meeting is open to the public.
'Bush's team listened' to
mayor's priorities in budget
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Plans for a new U.S. Coast Guard headquarters in Southeast, a crime lab and $33 million in college-tuition assistance were among the D.C. initiatives included in President Bush's proposed $2.57 trillion federal budget yesterday.
(February 10, 2005) - WASHINGTON - Rochester Mayor William Johnson Jr. emerged from a meeting with Coast Guard and customs officials Wednesday expressing optimism that federal authorities will help the city re-launch the high-speed ferry as a successful venture.
USCG May Use Commercial Airlines to Track Ships
Currently, ships over 300 gross tons must transmit their Automatic Identification System signals, which are picked up within about 20-30 miles.
Gadgets help locate lost
By Maya Bell
Posted February 9 2005
Twenty miles off the coast of St. Petersburg, two fishermen were awakened by the heart-stopping sensation of water rushing into their boat.
Coast guard finds body in
February 6, 2005, 6:41 PM EST
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- A Coast Guard crew breaking ice in the Connecticut River found the body of a man floating in the water Sunday afternoon.
Boat capsizes; one dead, one rescued, one missing
WALDPORT- One man died, another was rescued and a third was missing after their boat capsized while they were crab fishing in Alsea Bay, officials said.
Missing crewman's family wants more thorough search for body
INDUSTRY, Pa. - The family of a towboat crewman missing since the boat was swept over a dam on the rain-swollen Ohio River last month is upset that his body has not been found.
One man jailed, one man lost in Dabob Bay
BRINNON, Wash. -- Authorities said one young man was missing and presumed drowned Tuesday in Hood Canal's Dabob Bay while another, who managed to swim to shore from the chilly water, was jailed for investigation of stealing jet skis.
Adriana strikes rocks
Crew abandons ship, rescued from Alitak Bay beach
Article published on Wednesday, Feb 09th, 2005
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak personnel rescued four crewmen of the fishing vessel Adriana after the Kodiak-based 56-foot longliner struck ground and broke apart on the Aliulik Peninsula on the south side of Kodiak Island.
Last updated: 9:08 a.m., Thursday, February 10, 2005
GLOUCESTER, Mass. -- A fishing boat sank and the Coast Guard rescued all three men on board, including the brother of one of the fishermen lost in the 1991 sinking portrayed in the book and film "The Perfect Storm."
Tow boat, barges sink after collision with ship near Geismar
2/10/2005, 11:28 a.m. CT
The Associated Press
GEISMAR, La. (AP) - A tow boat and two barges sank in the Mississippi River near Geismar Thursday morning after colliding with a ship, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Paul Dittman said.
Engine fire disables
tugboat off Miami-Dade County
Posted February 9 2005, 1:03 PM EST
An engine fire was reported Wednesday on 130-foot-long tugboat pulling a barge about 17 miles off Haulover Beach in Miami-Dade County.
NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle returned home to New London, Jan. 27 from being serviced for almost three months at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md.
IMAT Contributes to Super Bowl Success
February 09, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Coast Guard Incident Management Assist Team is holding a command post exercise at the Adam's Mark hotel this week to test the team's ability to manage a simulated security threat and response in the Jacksonville area.
Coast Guard Prepares For
Worst On Rough Seas
Crews Practice Dangerous Personnel Transfer Friday
Navy Christens X-Craft
Feb 9, 2005, 12:19
NAVAL STATION EVERETT, Wash: The Navy unveiled its future as it officially christened its revolutionary new Littoral Surface Craft - Experimental, commonly referred to as "X-Craft," Feb. 5.
February 08, 2005
KENOSHA, Wisc. - The crew of Coast Guard Station Kenosha is the winners of the prestigious Kimball Award for exceptional search and rescue proficiency and boat readiness for stations with 41-foot rescue boats.
AgustaWestland Congratulates Coast Guard HITRON Squadron Winning HAI's 2004 Law Enforcement Award
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, congratulates the U.S. Coast Guard HITRON aircrew of Lt. Craig Neubecker, Pilot, Lt. Shawn Koch, Co-Pilot, and Avionics Electronics Tech, 1st Class, William Greer for winning Helicopter Association International's (HAI) 2004 MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award.
Miami Coast Guardsman Honored by President Bush
February 04, 2005
MIAMI - Damage Controlman 2nd Class John Fox, a member of the Tactical Law Enforcement Team South, was chosen to be formally recognized by President George W. Bush during the State of the Union Address Wednesday.
Coast Guard appoints Johnson to International Affairs position
Washington, D.C.- Adm. Thomas Collins, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, announced recently the appointment of Katherine E. Johnson as director of the Coast Guard's international affairs staff and foreign policy advisor.
By Brooke Leister
Thursday, February 10, 2005
When Albert M. Farr was 17 years old, he left Arlington High School to fight the Korean War.
Second Class Cadet Ian Starr initiated a fundraiser among the United States Coast Guard cadets. The Corps of Cadets raised $7,184 over the week-long donation drive, which took place Jan. 24 to 31.
Coast Guard Helps Build Habitat Homes
February 7, 2005
Habitat for Humanity of Broward hit the volunteer jackpot on its latest project: Houses of Hope in the Liberia neighborhood of Hollywood.
Sweet plan to raise funds for Coast Guard Station restoration
Monday, February 7, 2005
NAHANT -- The Nahant Lifesaving Station is one of the sweetest treats in town.
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