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November 10, 2004

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Charleston Cutter and Jacksonville Helo get a Grand Slam Bust with Dutch Assist

U. S. Coast Guard
November 09, 2004

MIAMI - Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin scored a grand slam with its fourth bust of its current patrol and the Dutch Navy vessel Van Der Zaan scored its own bust and an assist with Gallatin.,13319,uscg1_110904.00.html

Coast Guard captures $43M in cocaine

Associated Press

A Honolulu-based Coast Guard cutter seized nearly 5,000 pounds of cocaine with a street value of $43 million near the Galapagos Islands, officials said yesterday.

Seven groups of Cuban migrants stopped at sea; most returned

The Associated Press

MIAMI -- Seven separate groups of Cuban migrants were stopped at sea over a five-day period, and most of the individuals found were repatriated, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday.

Fourteen named to oil-spill task force

By Steve Miletich
Seattle Times staff reporter

Gov. Gary Locke and the head of Seattle's Coast Guard district announced yesterday the members of a task force that will examine new ways to respond to oil spills.

Coast Guard Cutter Healy Returns from Scientific Research Mission

U. S. Coast Guard
November 09, 2004

SEATTLE - The Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Healy arrived in Seattle today after successfully completing a 194-day Arctic research mission.,13319,uscg3_110904.00.html

Experts at odds over safety of LNG terminal

Published October 31, 2004

GALVESTON - To hear some talk, it's as safe as mother's milk. Others conjure images of atomic wastelands, of Hiroshima or Nagasaki, to describe its potential for destruction.

Port Angeles-based Coast Guard helicopters ailing, grounded for some missions


Coast Guard search-and-rescue, law enforcement and homeland security air missions continue nearly as normal at Group/Air Station Port Angeles, despite an engine problem that plagues its three HH-65 ``Dolphin'' helicopters.

Freighter Collides with Offshore Platform

GALVESTON, Texas-  Crewmembers from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Galveston are investigating the early morning collision of an outbound freighter and an offshore platform located approximately 17 miles off the coast of Galveston.

Coast Guard may drop anchor spot near Lauderdale

By David Fleshler
Staff Writer
Posted November 6 2004

The Coast Guard is preparing to restrict the ability of ships to drop anchor a few hundred yards off Fort Lauderdale's beach, after two freighters ran aground this year and shattered coral reefs.,0,5443262.story?coll=sfla-news-broward

Supreme Court refuses to hear lawsuit against Coast Guard

Associated Press

The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider whether the Coast Guard can be sued for providing questionable emergency care to an injured Florida diver who later became paralyzed.

Fake Coast Guard distress call to cost $27,000

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- A Fort Worth man must pay the Coast Guard $27,000 for a search he started with a bogus distress call saying his cousin hadn't returned from swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.

Chicago River boat wreck kills Orland Park man, 80

November 10, 2004

BY LISA DONOVAN Staff Reporter

An 80-year-old south suburban man was dead and three other people were injured after their recreational boat crashed along a stretch of the Chicago River in southwest suburban Lemont on Tuesday afternoon.

Man drowns off Cabras
Other fisherman swims ashore after boat capsizes

By Theresa Merto
Pacific Daily News

A man died yesterday afternoon after the boat he was in capsized in the waters off Piti, marking the island's 19th drowning of the year and the second drowning death in eight days.

3 dark, scary hours in the bay
A family describes how a fun day of boating turned into a terrifying night in Tampa Bay.

Published November 9, 2004

TAMPA - By the time a paramedic reached Sandra Wardino and her two young children Sunday night in the choppy waters of Tampa Bay, the family members had been clinging to their capsized boat - and to each other - for three dark and desperate hours.

Late season rescues, seawall crashes offer life-saving messages

Monday, November 8, 2004

Several recent life-saving rescues around Lake Michigan revealed important safety messages for late-season boaters, including duck hunters, snowmobilers, and others who operate recreational vehicles near water.

USCG rescues injured man

Article published on Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

USCG - A Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak medevaced a 38-year-old man from the Iron Creek area on Raspberry Island just north of Kodiak Island on the Kupreanof Strait Friday night.

Coast Guard Rescues One of Its Own

NORTH BEND, Ore. - The Coast Guard saved a 48-foot pleasure craft from sinking in the Pacific Ocean, nine miles west of Rogue River, Ore., this morning.

Coast Guard is working to pare risk of parasailing

Published November 7, 2004

It was a public relations fiasco for the parasail industry when a towline broke and two teenage girls drifted helplessly toward land.

Coast Guard gets satellite help
Officials will track vessels with automatic identification system receiver

BY Aliya Sternstein
Published on Nov. 8, 2004

Coast Guard officials plan to use satellite monitoring to track ships at sea, creating a maritime equivalent of an air traffic control system.

The Coast Guard joins forces with a Wizard to provide hands-off communications

By Dick Rosse
November 8, 2004

"It's really hard to know these days if you are listening  listening to a real human speaking or if it's a computer."

Brant Point Coast Guard among readiest in nation
Commandant on hand for award presentation

By Jason Graziadei
I&M Staff Writer

With all the activity Nantucket Harbor sees in the course of a busy summer, it's hard to imagine the Coast Guard has any time to train.

New National Coast Guard Auxiliary Commodore Sworn-In

U. S. Coast Guard
November 09, 2004

WASHINGTON - The new National Commodore of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Commodore Gene Seibert, will lead the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, a 35,000-member uniformed, volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard.,13319,uscg2_110904.00.html

Marco Coast Guard receives award citations

By Carol Glassman

The Marco Island Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Flotilla 95 recently received two awards for outstanding service both to the Coast Guard and to the community.

Coast Guard on watch for Homeland Security

Staff Writer

Last update: November 07, 2004

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Lance Buchanan looks like a recruiting poster.

Training Vital at Little Creek Coast Guard Station

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

The scene in a Coast Guard recruiting commercial where a cutter disappears under rolling 20-foot waves in rough seas and miraculously reappears would unnerve the most seasoned boater, but Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Ben Harper doesn't give such perilous situations much thought.

Coast Guard teaches teens during rescue drill

Published in the Asbury Park Press 11/06/04


As the fog rolled off the waters of the Manasquan Inlet, a group of US Naval Sea Cadets boarded the US Coast Guard's 47-foot surf motor boat.,21625,1103326,00.html

Coast Guard Gets Special Place In Veterans Parade

By Steve Irsay
Staff Writer

The eighth annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade this Saturday will honor those who have served in all branches of the military.

Veteran, 79, will receive his diploma
Like many, he left school for WWII duty

By James A. Gillaspy
November 9, 2004

Westfield -- It's been more than 60 years since Charles Boyer heard a call to duty, left his classes at Westfield High School and went off to war.

Terry Labonte, Gene Haas Partner to Field Team for Justin Labonte's 2005 Busch Effort

Trinity, NC (November 5, 2004) - Terry Labonte and Gene Haas have formed a partnership to field Chevrolets for Justin Labonte in the NASCAR Busch Series. Justin, Terry's 23-year-old son, is running a limited Busch Series schedule this year backed by the United States Coast Guard.

Dog mascot impacts Coast Guard, community

November 08,2004

Freedom ENC

FORT MACON - Every dog has its day. Not Breaker. Breaker lives off Atlantic Beach and is best friend to 35 men and women at the Fort Macon Coast Guard.

Coast Guard Station may get facelift

If Sen. Marc Basnight gets his wish, a historic landmark will get new a lease on life.

Deepwater Newsletter-October

Lou Reda film documents history of U.S. Coast Guard

Of The Morning Call

Alexander Hamilton planted its roots in 1790.,0,6269553.story?coll=all-newslocal-hed

Coast Guard on Television

Nov 11, at 9 p.m., the History Channel will air a two-hour Coast Guard Special Feature: "History of the U.S. Coast Guard: Lifesavers to the World." This comprehensive feature includes historical footage and photographs along with interviews of Admiral James Loy, Dr. Robert Browning, Marvin Perrett, Robert Resnick, Dr. Vince Patton, and many others. Appreciation is extended to the numerous CG units and personnel that assisted with the development and filming of this documentary throughout its twelve-month production process.

Nov 16, at 9 p.m., the Discovery Wings Channel will air "To the Rescue: Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers" that examines the intense training and mission requirements of the USCG and our Aviation Survivalmen.

Nov 18, at 6 p.m., the Discovery Times Channel will air "Breaking News: Swimming to Miami ," covering a confrontation between the Coast Guard and six Cuban refugees caught swimming to Miami shore.

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