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December 22, 2004
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In this week's newsletter:
Homeland Security deputy steps down
Cargo Security Plan Starts to Take Shape
WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department hasn't settled on a final plan to keep freight shipping safe from terrorism, but it has concluded that a top priority is faster deployment of more sophisticated radiation detectors at airports, seaports and border crossings.
US official says LNG shipments can be safe
Fierce storm might worsen oil spill
Seattle Times staff reporter
DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska - A storm more powerful than the one that ripped a freighter in half off the coast of Unalaska Island swept over the Aleutians last night, promising near-hurricane-force winds that could do even more damage to the stranded ship.
Del River crew spends three weeks battling oil spill
By Jim Westhoff
The clean, slate-gray decks of the ship show no trace of the thousands of gallons of oil crews have been battling for the last three weeks.
Alameda Coast Guard Vessel Seizes $95 Million In Cocaine
Navy seizes 12 tonnes of
A Royal Navy warship has helped seize 12 tonnes of cocaine worth millions of pounds as part of a crackdown on Jamaican drug smugglers, the Foreign Office has said.
Officials search for
possible Cuban refugees off Manalapan coast
By Leon Fooksman
Posted December 21 2004
MANALAPAN -- Police and the U.S. Coast Guard searched Monday for refugees in the ocean waters off Palm Beach County after a suspected Cuban national swam to shore Sunday night in this exclusive town wearing just his underwear.
State Police to team with
Agreement gives cops more powers in war against terrorism
Journal staff writer
Acting Gov. Richard Codey signed agreements yesterday with the U.S. Coast Guard, the State Police, and the state attorney general giving enforcement rights to state police officers patrolling critical homeland security zones.
California Lawmakers Consider Forming 'Naval Militia'
Coast Guard gearing up
Protecting our waters
Right from the start of the new year, the Marine Safety Office Guam and Coast Guard Marianas Section will merge into what will be known as U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam.
Deadly water taxi too heavy
BALTIMORE (AP) - The water taxi that capsized in the Inner Harbor in March and killed five persons was carrying 700 pounds too much weight when it was hit by high winds in a sudden storm, according to a federal report.
As search continues, hope
5 fishermen believed dead; survivor speaks
Two in critical condition after small plane crashes
A small single-engine airplane crashed north of Texas City on Sunday, critically injuring the two people aboard, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters in 2 incidents stranded off Chas. coast
(Charleston-AP) Dec. 20, 2004 - Coast Guard officials rescued six people stranded in two separate incidents after mechanical problems left their sailboats drifting off the coast of Charleston.
Russian Ice-Breaker Krasin Heading for Antarctic to Rescue U.S. Polar Station McMurdo
VLADIVOSTOK, December 21 (RIA Novosti, Anatoly Ilyukhov) - The Far-Eastern Marine Shipping Company's icebreaker Krasin leaves Vladivostok on Tuesday for the Antarctic to rescue the US polar station McMurdo.
Lockheed Martin Completes
U.S. Coast Guard Ports and Waterways Safety System in New Orleans
Monday December 20, 9:04 am ET
WASHINGTON - The number of engine malfunctions on the U.S. Coast Guard's workhorse helicopter has increased dramatically as efforts to install safer motors have fallen behind schedule, a government watchdog group said recently.
Coast Guard Proposes River Security During Super Bowl
Coast Guard Investigates the
Damages to Ferry Fairweather
U. S. Coast Guard
December 21, 2004
JUNEAU, AK - The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is cooperating with U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office, Juneau to investigate and evaluate structural damage sustained to the Ferry FAIRWEATHER.
Blue Angels jet recovered from gulf off Panhandle
PENSACOLA, Fla. - A Blue Angels jet that crashed while on a familiarization flight by a new member of the Navy precision flying team has been recovered from the Gulf of Mexico.
Coast Guard Locates Sunken
Fishing Vessel Marian Ann
U. S. Coast Guard
December 17, 2004
COAST GUARD ISLAND ALAMEDA, Calif. - December 14, 2004 the Coast Guard successfully located the F/V MARIAN ANN, which sank for unknown reasons on September 21, 2004 approximately 15 miles off the coast of Humboldt Bay, California.
Town seeks legislation after
fuel spill in harbor
Requirement for two person fueling proposed
Hyannis Harbor has seen its share of fuel spills in the last five years, the latest of which came Saturday when a fuel truck operator collapsed while refueling Hy-Line's Grey Lady at the Ocean Street docks.
Moving The Ferry Forward, What Will It Take?
Doria/Flasch (Rochester, NY) 12/21/04 - City Council's vote is critical but it's only part of what is needed to move the ferry forward.
Coast Guard tries new lift schedule at Steel Bridge
CLAUDIA ASSIS, The Virginian-Pilot
(c) December 16, 2004 | Last updated 9:09 PM Dec. 15
CHESAPEAKE - Drivers and boaters have until mid-March to give the U.S. Coast Guard a piece of their minds about the Dominion Boulevard Steel Bridge's new opening schedule.
Coast Guard agrees to limit open-bridge railroad delays
NJ Transit rail commuters won't have to worry about delays this winter when the drawbridge that carries trains to Manhattan across the Hackensack River opens for passing barges.
Coast Guard Cracks Down on Fishing Boats
The Coast Guard is cracking down on fishing boats that lack required safety equipment.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Over the past two days, the cutter Moray stopped four Maine vessels and ordered them back to port.
Coast Guard says Mexicans in
South Padre Island, TX, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday that three Mexican fishermen were apprehended for illegally fishing in U.S. waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
Satellite Monitoring Nets
Oculina Bank Violators
Recreational fishermen also nabbed in closed zone.
The owner of the Miss Rosa Marie and the vessel's operator, Brent Zirlott Jr., have until January 17 to contest a $30,000 fine and 45-day permit sanction for using a bottom trawl to fish for rock shrimp within the Oculina Bank Habitat Area of Particular Concern.
Trio in rare home-port visit for Christmas
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD - They may be homeported at the shipyard, but for about 200 days this year, members of three Coast Guard cutters have been off at sea, patrolling the coast, conducting homeland-security missions, thwarting the transportation of drugs and helping to enforce immigration policies.
2005 Isn't Far Off; Who To Watch: Part 3
Justin Labonte - Labonte Motorsports with Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet - Hendrick support will help younger Labonte too.
Olympic Medalist Promotes
Rebecca Giddens Release
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the American Canoe Association (ACA) are pleased to announce a national public service campaign featuring Olympic Silver Medalist Rebecca Giddens.
Going By the Book
Published on 12/17/2004
New London - Photographer Roger Miller prefers to the think of life at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy as a "different reality."
Coast Guard 'elves' see benefit of hard work
By Carol Glassman
Santa came a little early to kindergarten classes at Manatee Elementary School, but he wasn't wearing his familiar red outfit.
Coast Guard on Television
Dec 28, at 9 p.m., and Dec 29, at 12 a.m., 5 a.m. 8 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m., the Discovery Wings Channel will air "Coast Guard: Helicopters to the Rescue" that features various Coast Guard crews battling the odds to rescue people.
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