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In this week's newsletter:
Homeland Security Budget Slated for $33B in FY2005; 9.4% Increase Over FY2004
RESTON, Va. --(Business Wire)-- Aug. 26, 2004 -- Bioterrorism; air, marine and land security; and Coast Guard's modernization saw the biggest boost in funding for Fiscal Year 2005 in the Department of Homeland Security, according to a report released today by INPUT, the leading provider of government market intelligence.
Homeland Security expert pushes need for port safety
Thursday, August 26, 2004
By JIM SIX
An expert on homeland security and border control said Wednesday that the federal government is spending more every couple of days for the war in Iraq than it has spent in three years on port security grants.
Homeland Security performance
pay rules coming soon
By EILEEN SULLIVAN
The Homeland Security Department’s long-awaited personnel plan is in the final review process, and department officials say the rules should be published sometime in September.
United States Coast Guard
Auxiliary to Support Coast Guard Security Efforts During the Republican National
Convention in New York City
Over 100 USCG Auxiliarists, all volunteers, will maintain a 24 hour presence on over 60 Coast Guard Auxiliary Boats, called Facilities during the Republican National Convention in New York City.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) August 25, 2004 -- The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the civilian volunteer uniformed component of the United States Coast Guard, will be part of the contingent of governmental agencies maintaining security at the upcoming Republican National Convention, to be held later this month in New York City.
Coast Guard intercepts Chinese immigrants on boat in Pacific
SAN DIEGO - A U.S. Coast Guard cutter on its way to Guam intercepted 44 Chinese illegal immigrants aboard a fishing vessel in the Pacific, officials said Tuesday.
4 men reported to jump ship
near Kenner shore
One is found on the batture
Thursday, August 26, 2004
By Matt Scallan
One of four men spotted swimming in the Mississippi River in Kenner using milk jugs as flotation devices was found Wednesday during a nearly daylong search of the river batture by Kenner police and the Coast Guard.
Turkish captain enters plea, ordered to leave U.S.
WILMINGTON - A Turkish ship captain who spent the last month behind bars after joking to the Coast Guard that there was a bomb aboard his vessel pleaded guilty to making a false statement yesterday and was ordered to leave the United States immediately.
Sailor being deported
The Canadian man who ran a stolen boat aground at Race Point remains in the custody of federal agents.
PROVINCETOWN - U.S. customs officials have little new information about the Canadian citizen who beached a stolen sailboat at Race Point Monday.
US training marine police
JOHOR BARU: Three officers from the United States Coast Guard are now at the Marine Police Training Centre here to train local officers in maritime enforcement.
Proposed shipment raises
Plutonium would be taken to France
WASHINGTON -- Some congressional Democrats raised security concerns yesterday about a proposed shipment of 300 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium from the United States to France for conversion into a mixed-oxide fuel.
Cutter Returns from South
Atlantic Area, U.S. Coast Guard
August 24, 2004
PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A local Coast Guard cutter will return home Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. following a 61-day deployment to Central and South America.
Patrol craft slated for homeland duty
By James W. Crawley
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
August 26, 2004
The Navy will turn over five patrol boats formerly used by Navy SEALs, including two based in San Diego, to the Coast Guard to bolster homeland defense.
Officials investigate possible
The Associated Press
ANCHORAGE — Authorities are investigating possible unreported fuel spills and other violations involving three ConocoPhillips oil tankers.
Rescue crews train with Coast
Exercises give organizations practice in working together to protect beachgoers
The Sun News
SURFSIDE BEACH - Tuesday was an ideal day to be a swimmer in distress in Surfside Beach.
This Week in the Coast Guard
From Coast Guard News Sources
August 18, 2004
August 23: TWO SURFERS HOISTED TO SAFETY
LINCOLN CITY, Ore. – Two exhausted surfers who were stranded on a cliff side near Otter Rock in Lincoln City are safe after a Coast Guard helicopter hoisted them to safety this evening.
Coast Guard Searching For Missing Monterey Fisherman
U.S. Coast Guard personnel are still searching for a 60-year-old man who fell off a cliff into the Monterey Bay Wednesday afternoon while fishing, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said.
Boater located after 36 hours
adrift on Lake Erie
News Herald reports
TOLEDO -- A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit located a 75-year old Toledo man Saturday on his 18-foot fishing boat 36 hours after his daughter reported him overdue from a fishing trip.
Coast Guard responds to vessel fire
Southeast Alaska - Early Saturday morning, a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crew launched in response to a report that the fishing vessel Samoke became engulfed in flames near Legma Island, about 20 miles south of Sitka.
U.S. Coast Guard saves
DUTCH HARBOR: Six hundred miles south, far from his capsized boat, Mick Dawson was in a life raft.
By PETER PORCO
Anchorage Daily News
(Published: August 24, 2004)
A 39-year-old Englishman rowing alone across the northern Pacific Ocean was rescued about 600 miles south of Dutch Harbor early Monday after his small boat capsized for unknown reasons, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
4 hurt as fishing boats collide in fog off Bodega
Thursday, August 26, 2004
Four people received minor injuries Wednesday afternoon when their 30-foot commercial fishing boat was struck by another boat in fog-shrouded seas outside Bodega Bay, officials said.
Coast Guard tests GIS mapping
By William Jackson
The Coast Guard is testing a geographic information system that adds geospatial data to maps in the Portable Data Format.
Coast Guard travels up Allegheny
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
KITTANNING — The U.S.Coast Guard Cutter Osage spent last night in Kittanning as part of a scheduled trip along the Allegheny River.
Coast Guard makes stop in Picayune as part of training exercise
Two U.S. Coast Guard helicopters and a small plane they were chasing as part of an exercise stopped at Picayune Municipal Airport Wednesday afternoon.
America's tall ship sails with first female executive officer
By:Robin Rask , U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Standing at five-feet, five-inches, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Andrea M. Marcille has still managed to break through a ceiling, standing among the Coast Guard's giants.
Coast Guard begins boating safety class
The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary set a new precedent at Cape Hatteras Secondary School Tuesday.
First West Coast lighthouse trades hands under preservation law
WESTPORT, Wash. -- A 106-year-old beacon of light will begin a new era Tuesday.
Coast Guard Racing: 10 Questions With Justin Labonte
How involved is your Dad in your set-ups?
Justin: He helps us out some. But, our cars are a lot different. When we ask him for advice, he gives it to us. He'll tell us close to where we can be and we go from there
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