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October 28, 2004

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USS Vandegrift joins exercise to practice intercepting WMD

By Nancy Montgomery, Stars and Stripes
Pacific edition, Thursday, October 28, 2004

ABOARD THE USS VANDEGRIFT - Cameras flashed and scores looked on as a team from the U.S. Coast Guard climbed from their rubber boat up the ladder to the deck of the merchant ship American Summer.

Drug Smugglers Beware
With increased U.S. Coast Guard intelligence traffickers having hard time doing business

By MINDELL SMALL,Guardian Staff Reporter

With an expansion in its intelligence network, the U.S. Coast Guard is making it more difficult for drug smugglers to pass through Bahamian waters undetected.

'War Eagles' Assist Interdiction of 41.5 Tons of Illegal Drugs

Story Number: NNS041025-10
Release Date: 10/26/2004 3:55:00 AM

By Lt. j.g. Trenton Tanski, Patrol Squadron 16 Public Affairs

COMALAPA, El Salvador (NNS) -- Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 "War Eagles" from Jacksonville, Fla., made a dramatic impact in the war on drugs in the fall, supporting three interdictions, totaling more than 41 metric tons of cocaine.

Mexican navy seizes two tons of cocaine

22/10/2004 - 08:58:39

The Mexican navy seized more than two tons of cocaine aboard a fishing boat off the country's southern Pacific coast.

31 Dominicans intercepted at sea

The U.S. Coast Guard detained 31 Dominicans trying to reach Puerto Rico on Wednesday, officials said.,0,6336562.story?coll=sfla-news-caribbean

Coast Guard's Newest Security Team Commissioned

NEW ORLEANS -  Maritime Safety and Security Team 91112 is scheduled to be commissioned in a ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday at the cruise ship terminal at the Port of New Orleans.

American Eurocopter Receives Contract for the Re-engining of U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin Helicopters

COLUMBUS, Miss. --(Business Wire)-- Oct. 21, 2004 -- American Eurocopter, a subsidiary of Eurocopter, the largest manufacturer of commercial helicopters in the world, and a business unit of EADS North America, has signed a contract to provide re-engining kits for 95 U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphins.

Feds pilot bomb-detection device at Cape May ferry

Friday, October 22, 2004
From Staff and Wire Reports

LOWER TOWNSHIP -- An explosives-detecting van began screening automobiles boarding the Cape May-Lewes Ferry on Thursday, part of a 30-day pilot project by the federal government.

Navy League President's Message 

There is a vigorous debate under way in Washington about the numbers of new ships in a draft Navy spending plan leaked to the press in August. Members of Congress and the defense leadership are right to scrutinize the numbers. More advanced ships are needed to keep our nation safe and secure, and prosecute the global war on terrorism.

Coast Guard objects to Mass. tanker law
Says stiff regulations would undermine federal rules in place

By Glenn Maffei, States News Service  |  October 28, 2004

WASHINGTON -- The Coast Guard, asserting federal jurisdiction over commercial traffic in coastal waterways, has asked Governor Mitt Romney's office not to enforce a new Massachusetts law designed to prevent oil spills.

Coast Guard personnel conduct vertical insertion training

October 28, 2004

Ketchikan, Alaska - United States Coast Guard units from Southeast Alaska and San Francisco participated in a three-day vertical insertion exercise in Sitka recently to maintain proficiency at vertical insertion from helicopters as well as qualifying aircrews and boarding team personnel.

Coast Guard defends spill oil response
But environmental groups say reaction came too late


As environmentalists criticized the government's response to last week's Dalco Passage oil spill, a Coast Guard official said yesterday the government's plan to protect sensitive shorelines "absolutely worked exactly the way it's designed to work."

Coast Guard rescues two off-duty sailors after boating mishap

Associated Press

HONOLULU - Two off-duty Navy men were rescued Sunday morning after spending up to 20 hours in the ocean when their fishing boat sank off the Waianae Coast.

One fisherman found dead in gulf, another rescued by Coast Guard

The Associated Press

The Coast Guard rescued a fisherman Sunday, yet found the body of his friend in the Gulf of Mexico two days after the pair were reported missing.

Wyoming man drowns, seventh 2004 victim on Panhandle beaches

The Associated Press

DESTIN, Fla. -- A 52-year-old Wyoming man is the seventh drowning victim of the year on Florida Panhandle beaches where at least 24 people died in 2003, a toll that prompted efforts to improve water safety across the region.

Pilot survives plunge into ocean for 2nd time in 2 years

By Jaime Hernandez
Staff Writer

October 22, 2004

A pilot who crashed a small plane off the Florida Keys last year escaped serious injury Thursday when he ditched a twin-engine airplane into the ocean 11 miles off Hillsboro Inlet, officials said.,0,3484090.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines

Coast Guard volunteers rescue teenager thrown from watercraft

PORTSMOUTH, Va. A Coast Guard Auxiliary crew rescued an 18-year-old man after he was ejected from a jet ski at the mouth of the Perrin River.

Coast Guard rescues hunters on mountain

Article published on Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

After cloud cover forced a delay of about two hours and forty minutes, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued four hunters from Kashevaroff Mountain early Tuesday morning.

Search proves pointless
Couple's bizarre tale: Were they really missing?

By Alison Soltau | Staff Writer
Published on Friday, October 22, 2004

It all began with a bottle of wine and ended with two U.S. Coast Guard searches of the Bay for a person who may have never been in the water.

Coast Guard faults captain in boy's death

By Christie Wilson
Neighbor Island Editor

The captain of a whale-watch tour boat wasn't paying attention to where his boat was going just before it hit a humpback whale off Diamond Head last Christmas Day, causing the death of a 3-year-old passenger, a Coast Guard report said.

Sea Fox captain gives up license


NARRAGANSETT - The captain of the charter fishing boat Sea Fox, which sank in high seas and gusting winds September 18, surrendered his license to U.S. Coast Guard officials on September 24.

LNG boom needs terminal sites

In a rush to take advantage of high gas prices and low importing costs for liquefied natural gas, U.S. energy companies have been working to open LNG facilities on the nation's East, West and Gulf coasts.

Coast Guard Officer Convicted Of Trying To Import Cocaine

POSTED: 6:22 pm EDT October 26, 2004
BALTIMORE -- A federal jury convicted a Coast Guard petty officer Tuesday of conspiring to import cocaine.

Coast Guard Trying To Recover Original Eagle Anchor

Published on 10/27/2004

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray will attempt this morning to retrieve an original anchor of the Eagle, the Coast Guard Academy training barque, from the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Fla., the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

Coast Guard Stations to Receive Top Honor

U. S. Coast Guard
October 26, 2004

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The members of Coast Guard Stations St. Inigoes and Curtis Bay will receive the prestigious Kimball Award for excellence in crew proficiency and boat and personal protective equipment condition.,13319,uscg2_102604.00.html

Coast Guard rededicates Aviation memorial
Original monument destroyed by Hurricane Isabel in 2003


Staff Writer

Acts of heroism in the U.S. Coast Guard's past as well as present were punctuated Tuesday during a rededication of the Aviation Memorial at the Elizabeth City Coast Guard Aircraft Repair and Supply Center.;COXnetJSessionID=BARr6uxOM6KKGBy92eKtDAf8ZCghoo6WeZric21kU4ELv5Cl27ca!-1909661667?urac=n&urvf=10989611957850.1508380239669993

Milwaukee Man Receives Coast Guard Award

WASHINGTON - James T. Caraway received the U.S. Coast Guard's Distinguished Public Service Award from Adm. Thomas H. Collins, commandant of the Coast Guard, during a ceremony Friday in New York.

Only you can help  
Advertising themes tied to programs that make a difference

By Wayne Spivak, National Press Corps  
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

In 1944, the Forest Service initiated a new advertising campaign, aimed at the public to help them stem the ever increasing tide of forest fires.  Based on a small bear cub that was saved by smoke jumpers (firefighters) during one particular fire; the Smokey the Bear campaign was born.

Justin Labonte And Team Coast Guard Look To Continue Family Success At Atlanta

The Labonte family likes to race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Coast Guard on Television

Nov 11, at 9 p.m., the History Channel will air a two-hour Coast Guard special feature titled "History of the U.S. Coast Guard: Life Savers to the World." The poignant feature includes historical footage and photographs along with interviews with Admiral James Loy, Dr. Robert Browning, Marvin Perrett, Robert Resnick, Dr. Vince Patton, and several others. This powerful and insightful documentary contains numerous images and interviews about our rich maritime history and wartime efforts. This feature is the result of more than one year of extensive historical research, interviews and filming by Lou Reda Productions, Inc. with the grateful assistance from numerous Coast Guard offices and units across the U.S.

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