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October 28, 2004
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In this week's newsletter:
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
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.
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
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.
Says stiff regulations would undermine federal rules in place
Coast Guard personnel conduct vertical insertion training
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
PASCAGOULA - 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
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.
Coast Guard rededicates
Original monument destroyed by Hurricane Isabel in 2003
By BOB MONTGOMERY
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.
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
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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