January 13, 2005
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In this week's newsletter:
Bush Names Chertoff as Homeland Security Secretary
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2005 -- President Bush today nominated federal appeals court judge Michael Chertoff, "a key leader in the war on terror" as the nation's second secretary of homeland security.
Record security promised in
Ban on signposts, flags at inauguration frustrates both sides
Coast Guard Tsumani Relief Operations
January 10, 2005
COAST GUARD ISLAND, ALAMEDA, Calif. - A Coast Guard tsunami relief team of two C-130 aircraft and 42 people began the final leg of their flight to Utapao, Thailand, from Kadena Air Force Base, Japan, today.
Coast Guard awards Cutter contract
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Coast Guard awarded a contract totaling $144 million to Integrated Coast Guard Systems for production and deployment of the Coast Guard's second Maritime Security Cutter Large.
Crews remove fuel from port
side of freighter
Windward side of hulk vulnerable to constant Bering Sea wave action
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ANCHORAGE - Fuel removal resumed on the Selendang Ayu on Tuesday after crews built a steel barrier to protect workers from the fierce waves of the Bering Sea washing over the port side of the broken freighter.
Cleanup of river could take decades
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Questions still swirling over scope of spill
Many of the region's leading scientific experts left Wednesday's conference about the cleanup and restoration of the Delaware River following the Nov. 26 oil spill with nagging questions about what to expect in coming months.
Barge dumps gravel, fuel into the Bay
By Bonnie Eslinger | Staff Writer
Published on Wednesday, January 12, 2005
A 230-foot barge overturned off Point Avisadero Monday night, dumping gravel and diesel fuel into the Bay, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which investigated the incident Tuesday.
Divers visit sunken barges
said to leak oil
So far, no contamination has been found in Elliott Bay site
Two large barges that sank decades ago in Elliott Bay near Magnolia may be burping oil, and the Coast Guard and state Ecology Department want to know why.
Tar Balls Wash Up On South Florida Beaches
POSTED: 8:25 am EST January 12, 2005
UPDATED: 1:06 pm EST January 12, 2005
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Crews cleaned up oily tar balls Wednesday that were washing ashore along a 25-mile stretch of beach from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach.
AG, lawmakers vow to stop L.I. Sound LNG plant
By ANN DEMATTEO and CALLI PLANAKIS , Journal Register News Service
State legislators and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal Wednesday vowed to do everything in their power to stop a huge liquefied natural gas plant from being built in Long Island Sound, while former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has been hired to do a security assessment of the plant.
Coast Guard Suspends Review Of BHP's Offshore LNG Project
By Maya Jackson Randall
Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its review of BHP Billiton's (BHP) plans to build a liquefied natural gas importing terminal off the coast of California.
Proposed LNG offshore sites
BATON ROUGE - The proposed development of numerous liquid natural gas handling facilities in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana and Texas shores has federal and state fisheries and environmental groups concerned over probable damage to Louisiana's extensive fisheries.
Towboat probe will delve into many areas
The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH - Coast Guard investigators trying to find out what caused a fatal towboat sinking on the Ohio River have a dizzying array of questions to answer such as whether barges were loaded properly, whether wires and winches were in working order and even whether workers had taken cold medicine, according to former investigators.
Locks reopen after deadly barge wreck
By Brandon Keat and Jeremy Boren
Thursday, January 13, 2005
The U.S. Coast Guard reopened the Montgomery Locks and Dam to limited barge traffic Wednesday and offered a few hints about its investigation of a fatal towboat wreck.
Coast Guard Searches for Missing Fishing Boat Crewmember
Coast Guard rescue crews are coordinating with locals in the search for a crewmember missing from a capsized fishing boat a half mile south of Grand Chenier, La., this evening.
Pilot's body pulled from Potomac
The body of the pilot whose helicopter crashed into the Potomac River was pulled from the water yesterday, still strapped into his seat.
crew rescued from burning tugboat
Port Isabel, TX, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A four-man crew has been rescued from a burning tugboat in the Intracoastal Waterway near Port Isabel, Texas, the Coast Guard reported Monday.
Coast Guard rescuers
recount trip into harm's way
As they tried to save two on a sailboat near San Simeon, their boat flipped in a giant wave
At his post atop the boat, about 15 feet above heaving waves, Ian Eady first spotted the distressed sailboat from 1,500 yards away.
Coast Guard performs rescues, guards the homeland
by Christine Bensen
The Eureka Reporter
U.S. Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay has 223 personnel who cover the waters from the Mendocino and Sonoma counties' border to just below Oregon; their mission - to save people.
Coast Guard report says deck of scallop boat flooded before sinking
BOSTON (AP) Vents that would have allowed water to drain from the deck of a doomed scallop boat were closed and its watertight engine door was open when it took on water and sank, taking the lives of five fishermen, according to a preliminary U.S. Coast Guard report on the sinking.
Update: Sinking of Fishing Vessel Northern Edge
January 10, 2005
BOSTON - The Coast Guard continues it's investigation into the capsizing and sinking of the fishing vessel Northern Edge, Dec. 20, 2004.
County applies science in
Underwater cameras used in search for missing man
NEWS TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
With what is believed to be an unprecedented number of remote-controlled underwater cameras, the St. Louis County Rescue Squad resumed its search Monday for a man thought to have drowned last fall in the St. Louis River.
Ex-Oakland man admits making
bogus Coast Guard call
Boater pleads guilty to triggering false rescue mission
January 7, 2005
BY DAVID ASHENFELTER
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
The boy who falsely cried wolf is a lesson usually learned at home as a child. But 28-year-old Bradley P. Taylor learned it this week in federal court.
Jacksonville Coast Guard Makes Drug Bust
Last Update: 1/10/2005 3:56:20 PM
Drugs that were seized off the coast of Columbia were brought back to Mayport Naval Station on Monday by the Jacksonville Coast Guard.
Coast Guard: Ship denied port
entry because captain was drunk
By the Associated Press
Published January 11, 2005
NORFOLK, Va. -- A ship was refused entrance to a port Tuesday because its captain was drunk, the Coast Guard said.
Coast Guard Power Limited Without Speed Zone Signs
Coast Guard Petty Officer Kenny Tucker is a familiar site on Southwest Florida's waterways.
Officials worry electric fish barrier could be shock to boats
CHICAGO - Federal and state officials are trying to determine whether a $9 million electric barrier being built to keep the invasive Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan could also be a hazard to boats in the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal.
Coast Guardsmen endure chilly water off Bolling's waterfront
Lt. Landon Derentz
11th Wing Public Affairs
Search and rescue at sea is perhaps the best-known of the many missions the U.S. Coast Guard accomplishes in its daily quest to protect the public, the environment and U.S. interests in the nation's ports, waterways and international waters.
Fox, Wolf rivers' bridge
End to Coast Guard regulation could block travel, some fear
Post-Crescent staff writer
APPLETON - Fears of creating permanent barriers to Fox River boat traffic may be unwarranted, according to an aide to U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac.
Officials ponder waterway safety
By JOHN McMILLAN
River parishes bureau
GONZALES -- A contingent of federal, state and parish officials toured the Amite River, Blind River and the Diversion Canal on Wednesday with the goal of making the waterways safer.
Fallen Coast Guard officer is
BY CYNTHIA DANIELS
January 6, 2005
For Coast Guard Cmdr. John Healey, telling the family of Nathan Bruckenthal eight months ago that he had been killed in Iraq was the hardest official notification he had ever given.
4 Endangered Whales Found Dead in 6 Weeks
Four Endangered Whales Found Dead in the Past Six Weeks; Marine Scientists Investigating
BOSTON Jan 13, 2005 - Four endangered whales have been found dead in the past six weeks including two just this week, scientists said.
Kingfisher The Whale Found Alive
OFFSHORE GEORGIA -- A whale whose struggle captured the nation's attention last year has turned out to be a survivor, in spite of widespread belief among experts he had died.
General Tells Coast Guard Cadets About War
January 11, 2005
By JESSE HAMILTON, Courant Staff Writer
NEW LONDON -- Gen. Michael W. Hagee stalked back and forth across the auditorium stage Monday night at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, telling stories about Marines.
Coast Guard Band Tunes Up for Inaugural
Petty Officer 1st Class John Gaffney
U. S. Coast Guard
January 06, 2005
WASHINGTON - With its holiday performances now behind it, The United States Coast Guard Band has begun preparations for its next major venue, the 55th Presidential Inaugural in Washington, D.C.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers Ten Tips to Stay Safe During Severe Winter Weather
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - With severe winter storms pounding most of the country, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is advising mariners and others living in regions susceptible to flooding to be vigilant and to remain "semper paratus" (always prepared) to protect life and property.
Coast Guard on Television
Jan 18 at 9 p.m., and 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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