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January 13, 2005

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 In this week's newsletter:


Bush Names Chertoff as Homeland Security Secretary

By Donna Miles
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.

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2005/n01112005_2005011104.html


Record security promised in D.C.
Ban on signposts, flags at inauguration frustrates both sides

By Alan Wirzbicki, Globe Correspondent  |  January 12, 2005

WASHINGTON -- Six thousand police officers, 2,500 military personnel, and dozens of federal security agencies will patrol a locked-down capital during next week's presidential inauguration, which outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge promised yesterday would be the most secure in history.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2005/01/12/record_security_promised_in_dc/


Coast Guard Tsumani Relief Operations

U. S. Coast Guard
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.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg3_011005.00.html


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.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=13731440&BRD=1659&PAG=461&dept_id=8110&rfi=6

 


Crews remove fuel from port side of freighter
Windward side of hulk vulnerable to constant Bering Sea wave action 

By RACHEL D'ORO
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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011205/sta_20050112006.shtml


Cleanup of river could take decades


Thursday, January 13, 2005


Questions still swirling over scope of spill

By LAWRENCE HAJNA
Courier-Post Staff
CAPE MAY

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.

http://www.courierpostonline.com/news/southjersey/m011305h.htm


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.

http://www.examiner.com/article/index.cfm/i/011205n_barge


Divers visit sunken barges said to leak oil
So far, no contamination has been found in Elliott Bay site

By DEBERA CARLTON HARRELL
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER

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.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/207683_dive13.html


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.

http://www.local10.com/news/4074218/detail.html


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.

http://www.middletownpress.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=13740720&BRD=1645&PAG=461&dept_id=10856&rfi=6


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.
http://sg.biz.yahoo.com/050107/15/3ppxj.html

Proposed LNG offshore sites raise concerns


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.

http://www.theadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050113/BUSINESS/501130329/1046


Towboat probe will delve into many areas


The Associated Press

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.

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/dailytimes/10631421.htm


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.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/regional/s_292672.html


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.

http://216.87.159.39/news/default.asp?mode=shownews&id=7652


Pilot's body pulled from Potomac

By Brett Zongker
ASSOCIATED PRESS

The body of the pilot whose helicopter crashed into the Potomac River was pulled from the water yesterday, still strapped into his seat.

http://washingtontimes.com/metro/20050112-101014-7028r.htm


Texas 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.

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050110-051054-5306r.htm


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


The Tribune

At his post atop the boat, about 15 feet above heaving waves, Ian Eady first spotted the distressed sailboat from 1,500 yards away.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/10604239.htm


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.

http://www.eurekareporter.com/Stories/cm-01120502.htm


Coast Guard report says deck of scallop boat flooded before sinking

By Greg Sukiennik, Associated Press, 1/8/2005 22:40

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.

http://www.boston.com/dailynews/008/region/Coast_Guard_report_says_deck_o:.shtml


Update: Sinking of Fishing Vessel Northern Edge

U. S. Coast Guard
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.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg2_011005.00.html


County applies science in search
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.

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/10616251.htm


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.

http://www.freep.com/news/locoak/distress7e_20050107.htm


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.

http://www.fox30online.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=096FF90D-02C7-4AE8-ABD1-B804BE3EB4B8


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.

http://www.dailypress.com/news/local/virginia/dp-brf--intoxicatedcapta0111jan11,0,6159516.story?coll=dp-headlines-virginia


Coast Guard Power Limited Without Speed Zone Signs

Lee County

Coast Guard Petty Officer Kenny Tucker is a familiar site on Southwest Florida's waterways. 

http://www.abc-7.com/articles/readnews.asp?articleid=2300&z=2&p=


Officials worry electric fish barrier could be shock to boats

Associated Press

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.

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/news/politics/10627126.htm


Coast Guardsmen endure chilly water off Bolling's waterfront

by 2nd 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.

http://www.dcmilitary.com/airforce/beam/10_01/features/32773-1.html


Fox, Wolf rivers' bridge control undecided
End to Coast Guard regulation could block travel, some fear

By Steve Wideman
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.

http://www.wisinfo.com/postcrescent/news/archive/local_19408061.shtml


Officials ponder waterway safety 

By JOHN McMILLAN

jmcmillan@theadvocate.com

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.

http://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/011305/new_safety001.shtml


Fallen Coast Guard officer is honored

BY CYNTHIA DANIELS
STAFF WRITER

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.

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-libruc064105584jan06,0,3259615.story?coll=ny-linews-headlines


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.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=408591


Kingfisher The Whale Found Alive

By Alan Gionet

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.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/georgia/news-article.aspx?storyid=30729


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.

http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-marine0111.artjan11,1,1326901.story?coll=hc-headlines-local&ctrack=1&cset=true


Coast Guard Band Tunes Up for Inaugural

By 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.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg1_010605.00.html


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.

http://www.auxpa.org/releases/rbs/011205.html


Deepwater Newsletter-January

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-a/deepwater/pdf/Jan05Newsletter.pdf

 

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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