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November 18, 2004

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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security James Loy at the Maritime and Port Security Summit

Washington, D.C.
Maritime and Port Security Summit
November 16, 2004
(Remarks as Prepared)

Thank you, John, for that kind introduction. I'm honored to be here today to join your important discussion about ongoing efforts and strategies to elevate our security within the maritime community. "We are safer, but we're not yet safe," President Bush has said. And he is right.

LNG proposal faces new safety issues
Officials in Massachusetts urging federal 'exclusion zones'

By JEFF MONTGOMERY / The News Journal

A new and potentially precedent-setting front in nationwide debates over sites for liquefied natural gas import terminals has opened in Massachusetts, where some city and state officials are pressing for federal "exclusion zones" a mile or more around LNG tankers.

'Guinea pig' project in L.I. Sound creates furor

Gregory B. Hladky , Capitol Bureau Chief

The $700 million liquefied natural gas facility proposed for the middle of Long Island Sound is causing considerable worry partly because nothing exactly like it has ever been built before.

Cargo vessel leaks fuel off Tybee
Vessel leaks fuel off Tybee

By Bret Bell and Mary Landers
Savannah Morning News

A cargo ship's leaking fuel tank created a 6-mile long sheen on the ocean off Tybee Island Wednesday.



Aliens' immigration plans thwarted on Sugar Island

By JENNIFER ROOS/The Evening News

SUGAR ISLAND - Six individuals from the Republic of China with plans to make a new life for themselves in the U.S. via Canada found their plans drastically altered late Monday night, shortly after they stepped off an unidentified boat on Sugar Island. At 9 p.m., the six were taken into custody there by U.S. immigration service officers.

Security in LR being tightened for Clinton fete

Posted on Monday, November 15, 2004

Federal, state and local law enforcement officials have spent months making security arrangements for the dedication of the Clinton Presidential Center on Thursday.

Searches could greet vehicles that board ferries

By CATHERINE KOZAK, The Virginian-Pilot
November 17, 2004

Vehicles waiting in line to get on a ferry plying North Carolina waters are now being subjected to random searches as part of maritime security regulations put in place to prevent terrorism.

Indian River Coast Guard upgraded to full-service unit

By Roxann Moore
Gannett News Service

The Indian River Coast Guard Station was upgraded to an independent station in a ceremony attended by military and political dignitaries on Friday, Nov. 12.

Twin patrol boats to join local Coast Guard fleet

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

The Mississippi Press

PASCAGOULA -- The U.S. Coast Guard's presence on the Gulf Coast has increased with the addition of two patrol boats now stationed at Naval Station Pascagoula.

Coast Guard moorings overhaul set
Improvements to prepare river site for new cutter, transition from the old


Tribune Staff Writer

CHEBOYGAN - A major overhaul of the Coast Guard moorings on the Cheboygan River will begin this spring in preparation for the arrival of the new U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, due to homeport in Cheboygan in October.

Coast Guard agrees to stay at McClellan Park

By Dale Kasler -- Bee Staff Writer
Published 5:44 pm PST Wednesday, November 17, 2004

The Coast Guard's air-rescue unit at McClellan Park has spurned an opportunity to move to Travis Air Force Base, at least for now, keeping a significant McClellan tenant in place.

Third Time is the Charm for NOAA and U.S. Coast Guard's Eagle

Nov. 12, 2004 - The third time proved to be the charm for NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard as they successfully recovered the historic anchor to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle in Jacksonville, Fla.

Six Receive 'Grateful Nation Award' for Heroism in War on Terror

By Terri Lukach
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2004 -- Six servicemembers were honored for heroism in the global war on terror at an award dinner Nov. 15 in Arlington, Va.

No foul play in diving death

Advertiser Staff

A Coast Guardsman pronounced dead after getting into trouble while recreational diving off the Wai'anae Coast was identified yesterday as Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Mueller, 34.

Hearing on boat sinking begins
Coast Guard presides over testimony on fatal accident

By Josh Richman, STAFF WRITER

OAKLAND -- Raul Escobedo crossed himself as a moment of silence for his friend, Juan Sablan, came to an end Monday.,1413,82~1726~2540388,00.html#

Trial begins for couple charged in faking death

Published in the Asbury Park Press 11/18/04


TRENTON -- After a number of delays, the trial of a Tinton Falls couple charged with trying to use a phony report of a drowning to collect on a $1 million insurance policy started yesterday in U.S. District Court.,21625,1115979,00.html

Driver jumps off the Bay Bridge during police chase


A Stevensville man is missing after he jumped off the Bay Bridge while being chased by state police early this morning.

Newberg woman's body pulled from the ocean

NEWBERG, Ore. - Students at George Fox University are dealing with the drowning of a student whose body was pulled from the ocean in Lincoln City.

Coast Guard Pulls 3 Jetskiers to Safety

U. S. Coast Guard
November 17, 2004

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A Coast Guard Airstation Atlantic City helicopter airlifted three people to safety after they became stranded earlier today.,13319,uscg1_111704.00.html

Four Men Trapped by Rising Tide Rescued

U. S. Coast Guard
November 15, 2004

SEATTLE - The Coast Guard rescued four sport fishermen who became trapped on a rock by the rising tide Sunday afternoon near Oceanside, Ore.,13319,uscg2_111504.00.html

Coast Guard makes two rescues Sunday

By BECKY W. EVANS, Standard-Times staff writer

A New Bedford fisherman was airlifted to Cape Cod Hospital Sunday morning after injuring his ankle during a fishing trip, according to the Coast Guard.

Local businessman to brave the waters despite recent accident

By Roger Hillis
Coast Press Reporter

Despite nearly drowning in the Atlantic Ocean last Thursday, Rehoboth Beach businessman Nick Caggiano Jr. said he is planning another fishing excursion for tomorrow.

Woman transferred from Westport after racial harassment


WESTPORT, Wash. -- The Coast Guard is transferring a woman of Samoan heritage from its station here because she has been a victim of racial discrimination in the community, Commanding Officer Darrin Wallace said Thursday.

Coast Guard members win trophy at international event
Members earn national prize at search and rescue event

By Nathan Phelps

Four U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members from the Green Bay area brought home the national championship from the International Search and Rescue Competition the weekend of Nov. 6.

Overseer of overseas ops

LITTLE COMPTON - Lieutenant Ronald Catudal, 42, said that after 9/11, he knew he'd get recalled to active Coast Guard duty. And he was, when the Department of Defense requested the Coast Guard's assistance in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

CQ CQ CQ Any Station Any Station Any Station
The Auxiliary is looking for Amateur Radio Operators

By Wayne Spivak -  KC2NJV
National Press Corps
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Photos by Ron Tomo - KE2UK
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

To an individual involved in Amateur Radio, also known as Ham Radio, the letters CQ sent via voice or Morse Code is a request by the sender to talk to anyone listening on the frequency.

Special Holiday 'Storm Stories' Episode Tells Tale Of Century-Long Chicago Tradition

ATLANTA, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A ship loaded down with freshly cut spruce trees, its deck covered with festive holiday decorations. The captain jovially welcomes children and their families aboard to select that perfect tree that will greet them Christmas morning. For more than a century, this scene has played out along the Chicago waterfront, first aboard 19th century schooners, now aboard modern-day Coast Guard vessels.

Team Coast Guard Justin Labonte Phoenix Race Report

All of the NASCAR teams that compete at Phoenix International Raceway seem to enjoy being at the track that sits against the Estrella Mountains in a desert like atmosphere with the cactus dotting the landscape.

Shedding a new light
Historic Valcour lighthouse a beacon once again

By JOE LoTEMPLIO, Staff Writer

VALCOUR - After more than 70 years, a light is once again shining from the historic Valcour Island Lighthouse.

Deepwater Newsletter-October

Coast Guard on Television

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 .

Nov 22, at 10 P.M., CBS will air a "CSI: Miami " episode that features CGC Blackfin, Station Los Angeles-Long Beach, and Air Station Los Angeles . The story includes a Coast Guard operations center scene, rescue swimmer deployment, helipad landing to transport survivors and victim, and an at-sea collection of evidence and victims while assisting the Miami Dade Police Dept.

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