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CG e-Newsletter
October 8, 2004

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 In this week's newsletter:

·         Coast Guard reservists protect U.S. waterways

·         Casino Boat Ordered out of U.S. Waters

·         Coast Guard port security assessment program called inadequate

·         Weather forces crews off oil rigs

·         Coast Guard Makes 4,000-Pound Cocaine Bust

·         Six Cuban Migrants Repatriated

·         Northrop Grumman celebrates ship plans

·         Navy Ships Recommissioned as Coast Guard Cutters

·         Coast Guard to use buoys to track ships

·         Coast Guard takes over recovery effort in fatal crash

·         Coast Guard rescues boater in Gulf

·         Coast Guard rescues pilot in Pacific Ocean

·         Oregon fishing crew rescued after vessel goes aground

·         Radio Broadcast Saves Lives

·         Coast Guard evacuates three sick cruise ship passengers

·         Coast Guard to review bogus 911 ferry call

·         Boater charged with felony after Coast Guard incident

·         Swamp Boat Operator's Toxicology Tests Come Back Clean

·         Coast Guard Responds to Vessel Grounding

·         Albacore Crew Tells About Life Aboard Ship

·         Florida woman dies in ATV accident

·         Coast Guard helps deliver mail to Sailfish Point

·         Deepwater Newsletter- October

·         More CG News


Coast Guard reservists protect U.S. waterways

By Doug Simpson
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Quinn Quaglino has a job as a software engineer, but he’s been away from his desk for nearly three years now.

http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-213101-386133.php


Casino Boat Ordered out of U.S. Waters

U. S. Coast Guard
October 05, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Marine Safety Office Jacksonville issued a Captain of the Port (COTP) Order today to the owners of the La Cruise casino boat requiring the vessel to leave the port of Jacksonville and all other U.S. waterways within 72 hours or face civil penalties of $32,500 for everyday of non-compliance.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg2_100504.00.html


Coast Guard port security assessment program called inadequate

By Chris Strohm
cstrohm@govexec.com

The Coast Guard's program for assessing vulnerabilities at the nation's most important seaports lacks a fully developed plan detailing costs, scheduling and an overall management strategy, government auditors concluded in a new report.

 

http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/1004/100404c1.htm


Weather forces crews off oil rigs


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rough seas forced pipeline and oil-rig repair crews out of the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, delaying efforts to get the nation's oil and natural gas infrastructure on track and stem the rise in oil prices.

http://washingtontimes.com/business/20041007-113107-5474r.htm


Coast Guard Makes 4,000-Pound Cocaine Bust

POSTED: 4:14 PM EDT October 4, 2004

MIAMI -- U.S. Coast Guard crews made a 4,000-pound cocaine bust Saturday afternoon in the Caribbean.

http://www.nbc6.net/news/3782106/detail.html


Six Cuban Migrants Repatriated

U. S. Coast Guard
October 07, 2004

MIAMI -- Six Cuban migrants were repatriated by the Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur at approximately 10 a.m. today to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, after being rescued by a Coast Guard crew from Station Key West, Fla., Monday.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg3_100704.00.html


Northrop Grumman celebrates ship plans

By NICHOLAS COLE

PASCAGOULA - A new weapon will be added to the nation's defense arsenal by South Mississippi workers.

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/thesunherald/9845698.htm


Navy Ships Recommissioned as Coast Guard Cutters

Friday, October 08, 2004

By JO1(SW) Jason McKnight - Navy Compass

CORONADO - The Navy turned over operational command of two Cyclone-class coastal patrol ships, USS Monsoon (PC 4) and USS Zephyr (PC 8), to the U.S. Coast Guard in a ceremony held on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado Oct. 1st.

http://www.navycompass.com/news/newsview.asp?c=126730


Coast Guard to use buoys to track ships

By Leslie Miller, Associated Press  |  October 7, 2004

WASHINGTON -- The Coast Guard will begin testing in February a new way to prevent terrorism on the seas: radio receivers on weather buoys ringing the US coast that can track ships long before they reach ports.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2004/10/07/coast_guard_to_use_buoys_to_track_ships/


Coast Guard takes over recovery effort in fatal crash

SIGNONSANDIEGO NEWS SERVICES

10:17 a.m. October 5, 2004

CARLSBAD – A 44-year-old man died today when his bread delivery truck went off Interstate 5 in Carlsbad and plunged into the Agua Hedionda Lagoon, California Highway Patrol officials said.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20041005-1017-lagoon-crash.html


Coast Guard rescues boater in Gulf
Huntsville man was stranded after winds pushed him west of Horn Island

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Staff Report

A Falcon jet crew from the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile on Wednesday helped rescue a boater stranded in the Gulf of Mexico off Mississippi, a spokesman said.

http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1097140596201720.xml


Coast Guard rescues pilot in Pacific Ocean

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HONOLULU -- A pilot who treaded water for hours in the Pacific after his small plane crashed, and then spent part of the night bobbing in a life raft, was rescued by a container ship early Tuesday and was doing well, shipping officials said.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=Missing%20Pilot


Oregon fishing crew rescued after vessel goes aground

October 7, 2004

YAQUINA BAY, ORE. - The crew of an 80-foot fishing vessel was rescued by the Coast Guard after their vessel went aground early Thursday morning inside the jetties of Yaquina Bay, Ore.

http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=71656


Radio Broadcast Saves Lives

U. S. Coast Guard
October 05, 2004

MIAMI -- A commercial salvager rescued two people Saturday morning two miles off Baker's Haulover Inlet when their 26-foot recreational boat took on water and capsized.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg3_100504.00.html


Coast Guard evacuates three sick cruise ship passengers

SIGNONSANDIEGO NEWS SERVICES

4:13 p.m. October 3, 2004

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard evacuated three ill passengers Sunday from a cruise ship headed to Cabo San Lucas, as another Mexico-bound liner returned to San Diego Harbor to drop off a sick traveler.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20041003-1613-cruiseill.html


Coast Guard to review bogus 911 ferry call

By Sarah Lundy

slundy@news-press.com

U.S. Coast Guard officials will review the 911 call made Thursday by a passenger claiming she was aboard a hijacked ferry bound for Fort Myers Beach, officials said Friday.

http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041002/NEWS01/410020430/1075


Boater charged with felony after Coast Guard incident

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

FROM LOCAL REPORTS

A 51-year-old Lansing boater who was stopped by the U.S. Coast Guard last month finds himself facing a felony charge in addition to a misdemeanor offense for drunken boating.

http://www.mlive.com/news/muchronicle/index.ssf?/base/news-5/1097073925320050.xml


Swamp Boat Operator's Toxicology Tests Come Back Clean

POSTED: 9:47 a.m. CDT October 4, 2004

UPDATED: 5:29 p.m. CDT October 4, 2004

CROWN POINT, La. -- The Coast Guard is considering charges against a swamp tour company after two tourists were killed and several others were injured when an airboat overturned Saturday.

http://www.theneworleanschannel.com/news/3780759/detail.html


Coast Guard Responds to Vessel Grounding

U. S. Coast Guard
October 07, 2004

MIAMI -- Coast Guard Sector Miami is overseeing response operations for the grounding of the 546-foot bulk freighter Federal Pescadores, which was attempting to anchor off Port Everglades, Fla., late last night.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg2_100704.00.html


Albacore Crew Tells About Life Aboard Ship

By Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USA
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 07, 2004 -- Coast Guard Seaman Crystal Begley likes being in the Coast Guard, but she echoes the sentiments of shipmates when she says life aboard ship has its "good and bad."

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2004/n10072004_2004100709.html


Florida woman dies in ATV accident

Article published on Monday, Oct 04th, 2004
By WES HANNA
Mirror Writer

A 27-year-old female Coast Guardsman was killed in an ATV accident in Bell’s Flats Sunday afternoon.

http://www.kodiakdailymirror.com/?pid=19&id=480


Coast Guard helps deliver mail to Sailfish Point

By LIBBY WELLS
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Monday, Oct. 4

Since Hurricane Jeanne washed out their only access road 10 days ago, Sailfish Point residents have relied on a chartered drift fishing boat to get to and from their homes at the southern tip of Hutchinson Island.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/storm/content/news/feeds/1004coast.html


Deepwater Newsletter- October

http://www.uscg.mil/deepwater/pdf/Oct04DeepwaterNewsletter.pdf


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