CG e-Newsletter
December 9, 2004

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Kerik Picked To Lead Homeland Security

Associated Press
December 3, 2004

WASHINGTON - Former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik, who helped rally New York City's police force and its citizens following the Sept. 11 terror attacks, is President Bush's pick to run the Homeland Security Department.,13319,FL_kerik_120304,00.html?

Coast Guard rescue copter crashes; 6 missing
Incident occurred during rescue of freighter crew in Bering Sea

The Associated Press
Updated: 9:36 a.m. ET Dec. 9, 2004

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A Coast Guard rescue helicopter ferrying crew members from a powerless bulk freighter that was drifting toward shore crashed into the Bering Sea, and six of the aircraft's 10 passengers were still missing in the rough and frigid waters.

Migrant Yola Capsizes Off Puerto Rico, 8 Dead, 83 Rescued

U. S. Coast Guard
December 03, 2004

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Coast Guard and FURA crews continue to search for the last of more than 90 Dominican Republic migrants off Dorados' north coast of Puerto Rico, after their yola capsized while attempting to navigate the surf into a secluded area for their illegal entry.,13319,uscg2_120304.00.html?

Alameda-Based Coast Guard Cutter Deploys to Iraq

U. S. Coast Guard
December 07, 2004

COAST GUARD ISLAND, ALAMEDA, Calif. - Coast Guard Cutter Munro, a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Alameda, will depart today at approximately 2:00 p.m. for a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.,13319,uscg3_120704.00.html?

Pearl Harbor survivors recall attack

By Arlo Wagner

BALTIMORE - Five survivors of the Pearl Harbor attacks who attended an anniversary ceremony yesterday at the Inner Harbor said the cold drizzle and fog was nothing like that day 63 years ago.

10Th Maritime Safety and Security Team to Call Honolulu Home

U. S. Coast Guard
December 07, 2004

COAST GUARD ISLAND, ALAMEDA, Calif. - Coast Guard Pacific Area will commission a new Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST 91107) Wednesday at 10 a.m. aboard the Navy's USS Missouri.,13319,uscg2_120704.00.html

Cochran says new boats give Coast Guard another tool in homeland security

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 1:52 PM CST

PASCAGOULA (AP) - U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran says two new U.S. Coast Guard cutters at Naval Station Pascagoula give the military another tool in America's homeland security efforts.

Security checks come to docks

By Ed Zieralski

December 3, 2004

After making planes, trains, buses and cruise ships more secure, the Department of Homeland Security has gone fishing.

Oil spill culprit found but questions remain
Attention turns to ecological impact on river, bay

Thursday, December 9, 2004

Courier-Post Staff

Like a good murder mystery, the culprit is always the last one you'd suspect. Such is the case with the Delaware River oil spill.

LoBiondo to hold hearings on spill

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, R-2nd Dist., who serves as chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, announced Tuesday he will hold a hearing next month on the cause of the recent Delaware River oil spill, and future prevention efforts that might be needed.

Panel lists new steps for oil-spill readiness

By Warren Cornwall
Seattle Times staff reporter

TACOMA - During the first critical hours of a significant oil spill, the government must be more aggressive in pursuing reports of the spill, better prepared to guide cleanup efforts and more connected to the general public, according to a task force.

In Alaska, safety vs. free spirits

| Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor

- Being at the southern end of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline used to be good for Valdez tourism. A guided bus tour of the marine terminal, where crude oil is loaded onto tankers after its 800-mile journey through America's most famous pipe, was a popular day trip.

Deepwater Upgrades Contribute to Successful Seizures

U. S. Coast Guard
December 07, 2004

WASHINGTON - The crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Gallatin, Rush, and Thetis collectively seized more than 33,949 pounds of cocaine during recent law enforcement deployments.,13319,uscg1_120704.00.html

Joint Agency Team Seizes 959 Lbs of Marijuana

U. S. Coast Guard
December 06, 2004

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas - A joint agency surveillance team seized 959 pounds of marijuana on the beaches of Padre Island, Sunday morning.,13319,uscg3_120604.00.html

Autopsy determines man drowned


SAVANNAH, Ga. - There was no foul play in the death of a former Burlington area man who jumped into the Savannah River to aid his girlfriend, according to Georgia law enforcement officials.

Coast Guard Helps Rescue Fishing Crew

POSTED: 8:40 am HST December 6, 2004
UPDATED: 8:53 am HST December 6, 2004
HONOLULU -- Coast Guard crews helped rescue five people on board a commercial fishing vessel after they were forced to abandon their ship Sunday afternoon.

Fisherman dies fighting tuna

A fisherman discovered an empty boat cruising off the North Carolina coast Tuesday morning with its harpoon line in the water.

Coast Guard hoists two people from vehicle in Eel River

U.S. Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay received a report around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday of two people on top of a truck overcome by flooded waters of the Eel River near Fortuna.

Local Fisherman Rescued by Coast Guard

By First Coast News Staff

JACKSONVILLE, FL - A Mayport fisherman on board a commercial fishing boat was medivaced by a Coast Guard rescue crew after he collapsed Friday morning.

USCG Auxiliary Crew Saves Boater from Wing Dam

SACRAMENTO, Calif.- Several members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Facility "Sar Trek" have become the latest crew in northern California to demonstrate the motto of the Auxiliary: "America's Volunteer Lifesavers."

Purse found near rail of cruise ship
FBI looks into disappearance of Annette Mizener from L.B.-bound cruise

By Kristopher Hanson and David Rogers
Staff writers

Federal investigators have not ruled out foul play to explain the disappearance of a 37-year-old Wisconsin woman who went missing during a cruise from Long Beach to Mexico over the weekend, officials said Tuesday.,1413,204~21474~2582860,00.html

Safety violations keep boats in port

Monday,December6,2004,10:54 AM

PORTLAND (AP) - The Coast Guard cut short the fishing trips of eight New England boats, six from Maine, last month because of safety violations.

Captain's order ties RawFaith to Rockland Harbor

Tuesday, December 07, 2004 - Bangor Daily News

ROCKLAND - A U.S. Coast Guard "captain of the port order" cinches sailing vessel RawFaith's ties to Rockland for a while.

Coast Guard inspection delay cancels N.O. stop for luxury cruise

12/4/2004, 2:03 p.m. CT

The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rather than wait for a Coast Guard inspection, a five-star German cruise ship canceled a two-day stop in New Orleans and headed to its next stop in Mexico.

Snag delays plans to raise downed cargo plane near Aventura Mall

By Ihosvani Rodriguez
Miami Bureau
Posted December 7 2004

A large cargo airplane will remain in the middle of Maule Lake near the Aventura Mall as salvage workers figure out a different way to remove the fallen behemoth.,0,7027616.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines

Refugees' Raft Still On Beach Week After Arrival

POSTED: 12:55 pm EST December 8, 2004
UPDATED: 1:33 pm EST December 8, 2004
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Condominium residents on Fort Lauderdale Beach say a makeshift raft that ferried 10 Cubans to freedom has turned into a hot potato.

Coast Guard returns parking spots
But frustration, squeeze persist

By Christine MacDonald, Globe Correspondent  |  December 5, 2004

Three years after terrorism fears prompted the Coast Guard to commandeer a row of parking spots in front of its North End headquarters, the guard has given them back to the neighborhood -- sort of.

Lost buoy becomes tourist attraction
Coast Guard to remove it next week

By:Doug Miller

December 02, 2004

A 16-foot-tall navigational buoy tore loose from its offshore mooring and washed ashore near Grand Boulevard Monday, delighting local beachcombers and becoming an instant tourist attraction.

Coast Guard officer faces sham marriage charges

read by DT
fran Staff report
Posted December 4 2004

A veteran officer with the U.S. Coast Guard was arrested Friday and charged with arranging a sham marriage to help a woman from Italy live permanently in the United States.,0,1119010.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

Coast Guard Auxiliary is still afloat -- sort of


After more than 42 years of helping others on Charlotte County waterways, the U.S. Coast Guard instructed U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 98 to "stand down" after Hurricane Charley blew through Charlotte County and Charlotte Harbor Aug. 13.

Coast Guard connection
Mackinaw cook hooks up with Jaycees, food distributors to help fulfill 'Christmas Wishlist'


Tribune Staff Writer

CHEBOYGAN - An unexpected connection between ship and shore will provide plenty of holiday cheer at mealtimes in the next month.

A brighter lighthouse
A U.S. Coast Guard team donates its time to install a new lens and other equipment at the the Anclote Key Lighthouse.

By RICHARD DANIELSON, Times Staff Writer
Published December 9, 2004

ANCLOTE KEY - The lighthouse beacon here shines much brighter these days, thanks to some 19th-century optical technology and time donated by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Santa Uses Coast Guard Helo to Deliver Toys to Girls and Boys

U. S. Coast Guard
December 06, 2004

SAN DIEGO - Christmas came early this year for children from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center thanks to the Coast Guard and the Silverliners, a non-profit organization of retired Eastern Air Lines flight attendants.,13319,uscg1_120604.00.html?

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