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In this week's newsletter:
Michael Chertoff Sworn in as Secretary of Homeland Security
On February 15, 2005, Judge Michael Chertoff was sworn in as the second Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Deepwater Program Scores First Operational Success with Cutter Matagorda
U. S. Coast Guard
February 14, 2005
MIAMI - The Coast Guard Cutter Matagorda, on its first operational patrol after going through a major conversion program as part of the Coast Guard's Deepwater Program, stopped a smuggling boat in the Florida Straits attempting to bring 25 Cuban migrants into the country illegally Thursday.
Port Canaveral Cutter Rescues, Repatriates 127 Migrants
U. S. Coast Guard
February 14, 2005
MIAMI - The Coast Guard Cutter Confidence rescued 127 Dominican Republic migrants from an overloaded vessel in heavy seas 25 miles north of Puerto Rico, Saturday.
Proposed terminal gets
NOAA-Fisheries may challenge decision
The U.S. Maritime Administration on Wednesday licensed a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast, dismissing environmental concerns raised by federal fisheries scientists.
Senators Introduce Ocean Trash Bill
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators from coastal states introduced legislation Thursday calling for removal of the thousands of tons of ocean debris that wash up on U.S. shores each year.
Casey defends coastline bill
Thursday, February 17, 2005
State Representative Paul Casey, D-Winchester, renewed the Legislature's plea for the federal government to drop its lawsuit against Massachusetts for passing a bill that protects the Massachusetts coastline from oil spills.
Oil Cleanup at Aleutian Shipwreck Halted
Location: JUNEAU, Alaska
Posted: February 14, 2005 10:35 PM EST
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Salvage and cleanup operations of a freighter that wrecked in the Aleutian Islands have been shut down until spring, the Coast Guard said Monday.
Crews removing oil from
barge that sunk after fatal explosion
CHICAGO Crews have begun removing oil from the barge that sank last month in a Chicago canal after a fatal explosion.
Cargo Ship Damages Reef
HONOLULU (AP) - A federal government biologist says there was "a lot of damage" to the reef when a ship ran aground near the entrance to Barbers Point harbor.
Panamanian Ship Assessed Half Million Dollars for Coral Damage
KEY WEST, Fla., Feb. 16 (AScribe Newswire) -- NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, today announced a settlement of more than half a million dollars in a case of a Panamanian freighter cited for coral damage in a Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary no anchor zone.
Judge dismisses lawsuit
to block searches of ferry passengers
February 17, 2005
MONTPELIER - A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block random searches of passengers and vehicles using ferries that cross Lake Champlain.
Coast Guard cutter
patrols Lake Huron
Crew part of Homeland Security effort
By Randy Conat
Michigan - (02/11/05)--When you think of Michigan's Great Lakes you think of summers filled with boating or hours spent on warm, sandy beaches.
Report: Trio found in Olaf's wake
Thursday, February 17, 2005 Posted: 0856 GMT (1656 HKT)
(CNN) -- New Zealand and U.S. planes scouring the South Pacific near Samoa have found three people floating in the sea after "super cyclone" Olaf battered the area, rescue services say.
Coast Guard rescues three from Santa Barbara Island
SAN DIEGO - Coast Guard crews from San Diego Saturday helped rescue three people after the 29-foot sailboat they were on ran aground on Santa Barbara Island, officials said.
Coast Guard Rescues 3 Men Near Laguna Vista, Texas
U. S. Coast Guard
February 16, 2005
HOUSTON - Three men were plucked from the Gulf of Mexico near Laguna Vista Texas, Tuesday at 7:50 p.m., by a Coast Guard rescue crew from Station South Padre Island (SPI), Texas.
Coast Guard rescues fishermen off N.C. coast
The Associated Press
Three fishermen were rescued Saturday morning after their 72-foot boat began taking on water about 18 miles south of Oregon Inlet, the Coast Guard said.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday for a commercial fisherman from Jacksonville, Fla., who was reported overboard 50 miles off the South Carolina coast.
Coast Guard rescues downed pilot from marsh near Savannah
2/14/2005 11:25 AM
By: Associated Press
(SAVANNAH) - A pilot from North Carolina is recovering from minor injuries after he ditched his small plane in a marsh in Georgia Sunday.
Coast Guard Rescues Boaters
Feb 16, 2005, 12:29 PM
Two men and a teenager are saved from the Laguna Madre by an alert resident and the Coast Guard.
Coast Guard rescues
stranded kayaker near Yaquina Head
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from the Newport air facility spotted an overturned kayak while on a routine patrol at about 2:30 Sunday afternoon.
A LIFE-AND-DEATH STRUGGLE:
Coast Guard team rescues 2 fishermen stranded on ice
Cell phone call from Lake St. Clair tells a desperate story
February 17, 2005
BY JOHN MASSON
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
An evening of ice fishing turned into a life-and-death struggle with the elements Tuesday on Mitchell's Bay in Lake St. Clair, as stranded anglers waited for a Coast Guard helicopter piloted by Lt. (j.g.) Paul LaRoche and Lt. Cmdr. Joe Carroll to hoist them to safety.
Boating accident investigated
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating circumstances surrounding the capsizing of a 16-foot recreational boat just outside of Waldport's Alsea Bay on Wednesday, Feb. 9.
Report: Refitting May Have Contributed To Boat's Sinking
ATLANTIC CITY - It was a short trip, just half a mile of calm water and perfect visibility, for the local U.S. Coast Guard commander to drop by the Captain Collet Wednesday and thank Ed Collet and Cindy Meloy for a slightly different run the two made on the boat last month.
Fairs aim to reduce fishing casualties
THE SUN HERALD
PASS CHRISTIAN - Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the National Marine Fisheries Service hosted a commercial fishing safety fair Tuesday at Pass Christian Harbor.
Contact: Aux. Wayne Spivak
Division Chief - External Communications
Public Affairs Department
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
SANDY HOOK, N.J. _ U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 22 has been presented with the prestigious "Best Flotilla in the Nation" award for 2003 by BoatU.S.
Leukemia patient basks in adventure
CATHERINE KOZAK, The Virginian-Pilot
(c) February 15, 2005
It was some kind of weekend for young Parker Fritsch.
He sped across the water in a rescue boat, climbed two lighthouses, visited the place where Blackbeard lost his head and even slapped handcuffs on a member of the Coast Guard .
US Coast Guard officers assist in cleaning-up Elizabeth Estates Children's Home
By JIMENITA SWAIN,Guardian Staff Reporter
United States Coast Guard officers of the Cutter 'Valiant' decided to willingly give of themselves and their free time Thursday when they volunteered to carry out repairs at the Elizabeth Estates Children's Home.
Coast Guard Cooks Up an Award Winning Meal
Cooking cafeteria style isn't usually very glamorous, but at Coast Guard Group Southwest Harbor the kitchen crew is winning awards.
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