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February 24, 2005
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In this week's newsletter:
Cuba Burns 25 Sacks of Seized Marijuana
By VANESSA ARRINGTON, Associated Press Writer
BOCA DE SAMA, Cuba - Cuban officials declared their fight against drugs a national security issue after destroying 25 sacks of marijuana recently seized with U.S. Coast Guard backup by tossing them into a boiling-hot cauldron.
Area waterway could make for drug smuggler's dream
USCG COMMANDANT IN IMO TALKS
Friday, 18 February 2005
US Coast Guard chief Thomas Collins has met IMO Secretary-General Efthimios Mitropoulos at IMO's headquarters in London.
Military exercises on Strait of Juan de Fuca
The U.S. Coast Guard is joining forces with the Canadian Navy and Air Force this week to conduct security exercises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Esquimalt Harbour.
Coast Guard Protecting Shores, Waterways of Guantanamo Bay
Kathleen T. Rhem
American Forces Press Service
U.S. NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Feb. 18, 2005 -- U.S. Coast Guardsmen are helping their Defense Department brethren by working to protect the coasts and waterways of this American military outpost in the Caribbean.
Waterside Ops, Potomac Style
Judy L. Silverstein, USCG
U. S. Coast Guard
February 22, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the nation's capitol had its first major snowfall of the season Jan. 19, 2005, many noted it was also the day before the Inauguration, where security reached historic proportions.
Coast Guard cutter patrols
Crew part of Homeland Security effort
Michigan - (02/11/05)--When you think of Michigan's Great Lakes you think of summers filled with boating or hours spent on warm, sandy beaches.
Nuclear deterrent team
proposed for San Diego in Bush budget
By Toby Eckert
COPLEY NEWS SERVICE
1:12 p.m. February 17, 2005
WASHINGTON - San Diego's ports would get beefed-up protection against nuclear or radiological terrorism under a little-noticed proposal in President Bush's budget.
* Sen. Feinstein calls for reforms during a news conference with port officials in Long Beach.
By Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
For Some, Avalon Is Alcatraz
* Wary of federal officials aboard ferries, many illegal immigrants refuse to leave Catalina, forgoing shopping trips and visits with relatives.
By Daniel Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
Port of Baltimore
Replaces Security Company after Operations Review
Sleeping on the job, abandoned posts, violations of federal regulations causes port administrator to remove previous security company from job
BALTIMORE (AP) - The security company at the Port of Baltimore has been changed after the U.S. Coast Guard found officers were sleeping on the job, abandoning their posts and violating federal security regulations, according to a memo sent to port administrator James J. White.
2 ships' future is on thin ice
ABOARD THE USCGC POLAR SEA -- Although it carries no heavy armament, this U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker is a fighting ship.
'Polar rollers' -- the U.S.
lifeline to Antarctica
Icebreakers also act as platforms for scientific studies of depths
Instead of working pier-side while his ship, Polar Sea, is being repaired, Coast Guard Capt. Bruce Toney would rather be under way in Antarctica, up in the "aloft con."
Feds say they will monitor LNG facilities effects on marine life
2/23/2005, 4:53 p.m. CT
The Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - To ensure that marine life is not threatened by deepwater terminals that liquefy natural gas with sea water that is rich with fish eggs and zooplankton, federal agencies plan to monitor the environmental damage the terminals may do.
Coast Guard to abandon
station on eroding Outer Banks
February 21, 2005
The Coast Guard has decided to stop spending money to protect its station at Cape Hatteras after winter storms wiped out a 12-foot sand dune and brought the surf within 150 feet of the installation.
Coast Guard to add to fleet
New pier at naval station for Blue Shark
The Coast Guard is building a new pier at Naval Station Everett for the base's newest ship, the coastal patrol boat Blue Shark.
Coast Guard suspends search
for missing Sciuate fisherman
February 21, 2005
After searching 500 square miles of ocean over 17 hours, often during miserable weather conditions, the U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing Scituate fisherman.
Coast Guard Rescues Apparent Heart Attack Victim
A medical emergency on the open water called for a quick response by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Men Call 911 After
Snowmobile Falls Through Ice
One Man Suffers From Hypothermia
The Orlando Sentinel
ORLANDO, Fla. - (KRT) - Twenty miles off the coast of St. Petersburg, Fla., two fishermen were awakened by the heart-stopping sensation of water rushing into their boat.
Coast Guard Frees Some Pots From Whale
DEPOE BAY, Ore. - A whale rescue operation was underway off the coast of Depoe Bay Monday, after beach-goers spotted one of the huge mammals tangled up in a crab net about half a mile offshore.
'Life and death scream' leads to recovery of two stolen yachts
TACOMA, Wash. -- An unexplained scream from a young woman who appeared to be unharmed led to the recovery of two stolen yachts worth more than $1 million and the arrest of a man, authorities said.
COAST GUARD SEARCHING FOR MISSING PLANE
Published: February 23, 2005
By Brian Bullock
Pilot staff writer
The discovery of a Crescent City woman's body off the coast of Brookings Tuesday morning set off a massive search for a missing plane, and its pilot, that may have plummeted into the icy water.
Coast Guard Eagle Gets New Wind in Her Sails
U. S. Coast Guard
February 23, 2005
NEW LONDON, Conn. - As the Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle prepares to get underway for its 2005 winter training cruise, the 66-year old square-rigger stands renewed, refreshed, and ready for high winds and heavy seas.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Change of Watch Ushers in First African American Commodore
February 22, 2005
SEATTLE - One thousand six hundred and twenty-one volunteers serving in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon will have the opportunity to witness history when their Coast Guard Auxiliary leadership holds its Change of Watch on Feb. 26, in Silverdale, Wash.
Celebrates Black Coast Guard Crew
February 24, 2005
National Museum of Patriotism is hosting the presentation of a documentary
film, "The Voice of Gladdened Hearts" on
Medal to mark heroism in
Bow Mariner rescue
Coast Guardsmen saved six crew members whose vessel exploded and sank off the Virginia coast.
BY JIM HODGES
Published February 22, 2005
Nearing the one-year anniversary of their dramatic rescue of six crewmen from the M/V Bow Mariner disaster in the frigid Atlantic, 16 Coast Guardsmen will be recognized today in a ceremony at the Coast Guard air station at Elizabeth City.
Coast Guard pilot gets award for helping during tanker explosion
Democrat Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - It was a beautiful February night along the Jersey shore almost a year ago.
Reserve units earn family
By Karen Jowers
Times staff writer
While Coast Guard Port Security Unit 307 deployed to Southwest Asia for 11 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom last year, hurricanes were barreling down on their families left behind in Florida.
FRA and Coast Guard Recruiting Command Honor Outstanding Recruiters
ALEXANDRIA, VA - FRA National Executive Secretary Joe Barnes will join Rear Admiral Stephen Rochon, Director of Personnel for the Coast Guard, in presenting four recruiting achievement awards today at a ceremony in Arlington, Va.
Auxiliarist receives prestigious award from State Governments' Boating Association
Massapequa, NY - A national officer of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary has been presented with the prestigious "Public Service Award" by the National Association of State Boating Law Admininistrators (NASBLA).
Coast Guard Academy galley serves up a win
New London, Conn. -The staff of the Coast Guard Academy galley provides meals to around 1,100 people, three times a day, 365 days a year, and all that hard work has paid off once again.
Marvin Perrett: Walking History
U. S. Coast Guard
February 17, 2005
New Orleans - From delivering troops to the beaches of Normandy, France, and Okinawa, Japan, to witnessing the raising of the American flag on Mount Suribachi in Iwo Jima, Japan, Marvin J. Perrett has dedicated his life to educating America on his role as a Coast Guard Higgins boat LCVP (Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel) coxswain.
Daytona Gets Team Coast Guard Off to Good Start
On a beautiful Florida February afternoon Justin Labonte drove the #44 Coast Guard Shield of Freedom Chevrolet to an 18th place finish in the season opening Busch Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Tycoon in the making
Former Coast Guard officer finds you can go home again -- and make money buying homes.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Contrary to what another North Carolinian wrote, you can go home again. At least Jim Elliott did.
Coast Guard shows students the ropes
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