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December 16, 2004

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Wreck's oil will be left for winter


DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska -- Conceding that winter conditions will get worse before improving, the Coast Guard yesterday approved a scaled-back salvage plan that calls for pumping oil from a portion of the broken freighter stranded off Alaska's coast -- and leaving the bulk of the recovery for late spring or summer.

Legislators urge use of double hulls
Refiners are asked to cooperate to prevent spills

By JEFF MONTGOMERY / The News Journal


Five Brandywine Hundred state lawmakers urged Delaware River refiners Wednesday to voluntarily stop using single-hulled oil tankers, citing damage caused by a spill on Nov. 26 of as much as 473,500 gallons from an older tanker on the Delaware River near Paulsboro, N.J.

Coast Guard salvages pipe that caused oil spill

December 9, 2004, 5:18 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The Coast Guard on Thursday hauled up the submerged pipe it believes pierced the hull of an oil tanker in the Delaware River, causing an oil spill that has disrupted shipping, killed wildlife and covered more than 100 miles of shoreline with sticky black crude.,0,4544055.story?coll=ny-region-apnewjersey

Ship Channel closed to mop up spill from crash

Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle

A ship collided with a barge overnight in the Houston Ship Channel near Deer Park, spilling fuel and forcing the waterway's closure, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.

Coast guard: Man's fatal heart attack results in fuel spill off Cape Cod

02:52 PM EST Dec 15

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - A man suffered a fatal heart attack while refueling a ferry, resulting in a spill that dumped some 7,000 litres of diesel fuel into Hyannis harbour on Saturday, a U.S. Coast Guard official said.

Harbor reopens after spill


HYANNIS - The Coast Guard fully reopened Hyannis Harbor to boat traffic yesterday, a day after nearly 2,000 gallons of dyed diesel fuel poured off a Hy-Line Cruises ferry, fouling the water and turning it pink.

Opponents rally against LNG facility
Those in favor of the Cabrillo Port liquefied natural gas facility's installation say it will bring a better source of energy and jobs to the area. Opponents say the facility is dangerous.

By Jonathan Friedman/Assistant Editor

More than 100 people crowded into Webster Elementary School Dec. 1 to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the liquefied natural gas facility proposed to be constructed off the coast of Oxnard, near Malibu.

Report: Canada Security Net Full of Holes

Associated Press

Canada's security net is full of holes, with most border crossings guarded by a lone staffer and airport security so lax that missing security badges and uniforms recently turned up for sale on eBay.

Great Lakes ports get less cash to implement new security measures

WASHINGTON -- Fences now enclose many docks on the Great Lakes, extra lighting has been installed, security patrols added and new surveillance cameras positioned to record all traffic in and out.

Haitian Crewmembers Rescued at Sea

U. S. Coast Guard
December 14, 2004

MIAMI - Friday night the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter out of Cape May, N.J., rescued six people off the sinking motor vessel Union in the Windward Passage.,13319,uscg1_121404.00.html

Elite unit bolsters Coast Guard

By Mike Leidemann
Advertiser Staff Writer

The Coast Guard is getting its own rapid-response team in Honolulu.

Coast Guard to commission a quick-response homeland security unit

SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Coast Guard will commission a quick-response homeland security unit Tuesday, the sixth such squad to be deployed in the Pacific region since the 9/11 terror strikes, the agency announced today.

U.S. Coast Guard Unit returns home

By:Bill McGinty

Inside this hangar there is plenty of pomp and circumstance as Coast Guard Port Security Unit 307 is officially welcomed home from duty near Iraq.

Diligence returns home

DECEMBER 9, 2004 -- The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is back home at its port in Downtown Wilmington.

Coast Guard crew headed south for winter

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. Some members of the U-S- Coast Guard's Traverse City Air Station are headed south for the season.

Coast Guard goes high tech with new river traffic system
Service will be able to ID, track vessels

Wednesday, December 15, 2004
By Joe Darby

West Bank bureau

Coast Guard Capt. Frank Paskewich, peering down from the 31st floor of One Canal Place, watched the roiling currents and eddies swirling far below in the huge Mississippi River bend that gave the Crescent City its nickname.

Barrington, Warren and U.S. Coast Guard rescue fisherman

BARRINGTON - A 911 phone call from the waters off Nayatt Point sent rescue workers scrambling last Wednesday.

Diver, 80, Survives 18 Hours in Ocean

Associated Press Writer

December 13, 2004

By the time spear fisherman Ignacio Siberio realized his boat had drifted away in the chilly waters off the Florida Keys, it was too late to signal for help.

Couple saved from sinking vessel  

By Alex McAllister


Two people sailing from Connecticut to Beaufort on a 57-foot wooden yacht were rescued off Cape Lookout by the U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Corps rescue helicopter Pedro and a civilian pilot Monday morning after the boat started taking on water.

Coast Guard copter crews rescue man stranded on river island


PORT ANGELES -- A boater whose craft was swamped in the Elwha River on Sunday swam to safety and was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter.

New Coast Guard statistics show most boaters who drown were not wearing life jackets

WASHINGTON U.S. Coast Guard statistics released this week indicate 86 percent of all boaters who drowned in 2003 were not wearing life jackets. In addition, alcohol involvement was a contributing factor in approximately one third of all reported recreational boating fatalities.

Coast Guard Investigating Missing Boat's Net
Investigators Not Sure What Caused Gina Lisa To Sink

POSTED: 3:48 pm PST December 14, 2004
SAN DIEGO -- Coast Guard investigators have a key piece of evidence that may tell them why a fishing boat sank off San Diego's coast last week, 10News reported.

Panel examines river pilot about wreck that killed 5
Hearing closed to media, public

Thursday, December 09, 2004
By Keith Darc

Business writer

State regulators on Wednesday opened a disciplinary hearing for the river pilot who was guiding the ZIM Mexico III when the cargo container ship smashed into a supply ship near the mouth of the Mississippi River last February, killing all five on board.

Bolivar Ferry Reopens After Tugs Collide

The bolivar ferry finally reopened at three o`clock this afternoon after being closed for nearly 12 hours. The closure was the result of a collision between two barges.

Divide opens over town's bridge
Wicomico County: Replacing the little span over Wetipquin Creek has sparked heated debate over how high it should be. Even the Coast Guard has gotten involved.

By Rona Kobell
Sun Staff
Originally published December 10, 2004
TYASKIN - The Wetipquin Bridge is a throwback, a shaky wooden span over a small creek that just about everyone agrees needs to be replaced.,1,3134256.story?coll=bal-local-headlines

Stonewall buoy adrift after storm

By Joel Gallob Of the News-Times

The Stonewall buoy, which regularly moors about 20 miles off the coast of Newport and provides mariners with ocean and weather data, snapped loose from its moorings at about 8 a.m. on Dec. 8. According to the National Data Buoy Center website, the buoy is still broadcasting, but has moved north of its normal position.

Big Pass, New Pass inlets' troubles have many at sea


SARASOTA -- Scott Myers has been boating in New Pass for years, so he knows the channel is nowhere near where the markers say it is.

Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay receives readiness award

By Steve Card Of the News-Times

Crew members at Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay in Newport were recognized this week for having achieved a high level of proficiency and boat readiness.

Oswego Coast Guard receives prestigious award

Updated: 12/15/2004 4:14 PM
By: Nick Cowdrey, News 10 Now Web Staff

The Oswego Coast Guard Station has reason to celebrate.

Cutter crew earns praise from shipyard commander

By Elizabeth Kenny

PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD - Shipyard Commander Capt. John Iverson told the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell's crew that he sleeps better at night knowing the Coast Guard is the shipyard's first line of defense.

Coast Guard welcomes 74 new Ensigns

By:U.S. Coast Guard Academy Public Affairs

New London, Conn. -Seventy-four new Ensigns were welcomed into the Coast Guard officer corps during a commencement ceremony yesterday.

Local grad sees plenty of action with U.S. Coast Guard

Thursday, December 9, 2004
By Justin R. Kalmes, Times Writer

Michael Kirchhoff isn't much of a 9-to-5 kind of guy with a typical desk job, and that's exactly the way he likes it.

Get involved in America's water watch

By Joe DiRenzo

Special to the News-Herald

It has been written and said that 9-11 changed America.

Coast Guard Auxiliarists Enlist Kiwanis to Help Bring Toys to Underprivileged Schoolchildren  

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- Less fortunate children in the Fort Myers area will a having happier holiday this season thanks to volunteers from the Marcos Island Coast Guard Auxiliary, Marcos Island Kiwanis Club and Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach.

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