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August 26, 2004

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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.

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2004/Aug/1068362.htm


Homeland Security expert pushes need for port safety

Thursday, August 26, 2004

By JIM SIX

Staff Writer

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.

http://www.nj.com/news/sunbeam/local/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1093508425306700.xml


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.

http://federaltimes.com/index.php?S=304566


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.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/8/prweb151712.htm


Coast Guard intercepts Chinese immigrants on boat in Pacific

Associated Press

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.

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/9485166.htm


4 men reported to jump ship near Kenner shore
One is found on the batture

Thursday, August 26, 2004

By Matt Scallan

Kenner bureau

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.

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/metro/index.ssf?/base/news-4/109350050872230.xml


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.

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/states/new_jersey/9498703.htm


Sailor being deported
The Canadian man who ran a stolen boat aground at Race Point remains in the custody of federal agents.

By CONOR BERRY
Staff writer

PROVINCETOWN - U.S. customs officials have little new information about the Canadian citizen who beached a stolen sailboat at Race Point Monday.

http://www.capecodonline.com/cctimes/sailorbeing26.htm


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. 

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/8/26/nation/8754795&sec=nation


Proposed shipment raises concerns
Plutonium would be taken to France

By H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press  |  August 26, 2004

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.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2004/08/26/proposed_shipment_raises_concerns/


Cutter Returns from South America Deployment

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.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg3_082404,00.html


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.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/military/20040826-9999-7m26patrol.html


Officials investigate possible fuel spills

The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — Authorities are investigating possible unreported fuel spills and other violations involving three ConocoPhillips oil tankers.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002016020_webfuelspills26.html


Rescue crews train with Coast Guard
Exercises give organizations practice in working together to protect beachgoers

By Phil Watson
The Sun News

SURFSIDE BEACH - Tuesday was an ideal day to be a swimmer in distress in Surfside Beach.

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/9488520.htm


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.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg1_082404,00.html


Coast Guard Searching For Missing Monterey Fisherman

POSTED: 3:48 pm PDT August 25, 2004


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.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/3681686/detail.html


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.

http://www.portclintonnewsherald.com/news/stories/20040823/localnews/1102709.html


Coast Guard responds to vessel fire

August 24, 2004
Tuesday

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.

http://www.sitnews.us/0804news/082404/082404_uscg_samoke.html


U.S. Coast Guard saves Englishman
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.

http://www.adn.com/alaska/story/5464357p-5402257c.html


4 hurt as fishing boats collide in fog off Bodega

Thursday, August 26, 2004

By MARTIN ESPINOZA
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

 

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.

http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040826/NEWS/408260352/1033/NEWS01


Coast Guard tests GIS mapping system

By William Jackson
GCN Staff
The Coast Guard is testing a geographic information system that adds geospatial data to maps in the Portable Data Format.

http://gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/27054-1.html


Coast Guard travels up Allegheny

By Patrick Shuster
LEADER TIMES
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.

http://pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/newssummary/s_243559.html


Coast Guard makes stop in Picayune as part of training exercise

By WILL SULLIVAN/Item Managing Editor

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.

http://www.picayuneitem.com/articles/2004/08/19/news/03chopper.txt


America's tall ship sails with first female executive officer

By:Robin Rask , U.S. Coast Guard Academy
08/26/2004

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.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=12774844&BRD=1659&PAG=461&dept_id=8110&rfi=6


Coast Guard begins boating safety class

The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary set a new precedent at Cape Hatteras Secondary School Tuesday.

http://obsentinel.womacknewspapers.com/articles/2004/08/24/features/1boating.txt


First West Coast lighthouse trades hands under preservation law

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WESTPORT, Wash. -- A 106-year-old beacon of light will begin a new era Tuesday.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=WA%20Grays%20Harbor%20Lighthouse


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

http://bgnracing.com/news/2004/august/082204_labonte.htm


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