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September 16, 2004
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In this week's newsletter:
Department of Homeland
Security Announces $49 Million in Grants to Secure America's Ports
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 13, 2004
As part of the Department's commitment to enhance security at our nation's key ports and facilities, Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge is pleased to announce $49,429,867 in the fourth round of port security grants.
Port security faces a funding
The government and maritime industry seek a way to pay for mandates enacted two years ago.
BY PETER DUJARDIN
September 11 2004
NORFOLK -- Not long after terrorists hijacked jetliners and killed thousands of people in the terror attacks of 2001, the United States was hit with a sobering realization - that an even worse cataclysm might yet come.
U.S. cracks down on maritime security offenders
10 Sep 2004 19:31:35 GMT
WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Anti-terrorism measures are so weak in the ports of 17 countries, including key oil exporter Nigeria, that the United States will beef up screening at its ports of ships that recently docked there, the Coast Guard said on Friday.
Security beefed up on passenger ferries
More Coast Guard, police, deputies -- some riders skeptical
Michael Cabanatuan, Chronicle Staff Writer, Wednesday, September 15, 2004
The Golden Gate Ferry MV Del Norte may have been the most peaceful place in the Bay Area on Tuesday afternoon, drenched in warm sunshine as it skipped gently across the bay between San Francisco and Larkspur.
Lack Of Maritime Security Leaves U.S. Ports Open To Attack
By Merrie Schilter-Lowe
Special to American Forces Press Service
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., Sept. 10, 2004 -- Though the United States is safer today than it was three years ago from air and land attacks by terrorists, the nation has "a long way to go" to shield itself from seaborne attacks, said Air Force Gen. Ed Eberhart, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.
Lemons Caught In a Squeeze
Incident Pits Security vs. Free Flow of Trade
Washington Post Staff
Friday, September 10, 2004; Page E01
Homeland Security asked to join LNG siting study
-- The federal Department of Homeland Security is being asked to study whether the U.S. Coast Guard and federal energy regulators should better coordinate their reviews of liquid natural gas terminals.
Coast Guard keeps watch on the Delaware River
Sunday, September 12, 2004
ON THE DELAWARE RIVER
Two men cast fishing lines into the choppy, brown water while their small recreational boat sat beached on the rocky shore a few feet away.
Eyes on the water: Coast
Guard Auxiliaries take on homeland security
Jill Kaiser Dion, Editor
September 15, 2004
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has been plying the local waters for many years.
Volunteer members of this civilian branch of the U.S. Coast Guard have been monitoring the waters and running educational programs for boaters since at least the 1940s.
Coast Guard Closes Gulf Coast
Ports as Ivan Nears
U. S. Coast Guard
September 15, 2004
NEW ORLEANS -- The Coast Guard is continuing to monitor Gulf Coast ports today as Hurricane Ivan approaches. Additional restrictions to vessel traffic in the projected impacted areas are to be expected.
Coast Guard in New Orleans prepares for Hurricane Ivan
Critical Patients Evacuated
Ahead of Jeanne
U. S. Coast Guard
September 15, 2004
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Just ahead of Tropical Storm Jeanne, which is forecast to become Hurricane Jeanne, a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, responded to an urgent request for assistance fromt the Government of Puerto Rico to medically evacuate three people from a hospital on the Island of Vieques to waiting medical personnel in San Juan.
Mexico Migrant Smugglers Turning to Sea
UPDATED - Thursday September 16, 2004 2:29am
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Migrant smugglers are skirting heightened security along the border by using small boats to shuttle people from the under-supervised Baja coast into Southern California marinas and harbors, already jammed with legal commercial ships and pleasure boat traffic.
Cutter Crew Eyes Drugs, Migrants, U.S. Ports
Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USA
American Forces Press Service
PORTSMOUTH, Va. Sept. 16, 2004 -- Coast Guard Capt. Charles Allen Mathieu talks proudly of the four paper symbols he calls "snowflakes" that hang on a bulletin board in his small office aboard the Coast Guard cutter Tampa.
Coast Guard bridge collapse report pending
HARLINGEN, Texas -- Three years after a quarter-mile stretch of wayward barges knocked a hole in the roadway of the state's longest bridge, killing eight people, the Coast Guard's report on the accident is still pending.
Fishing regulations criticized
Copyright © 2004 Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc.
WASHINGTON -- Federal fisheries regulations threaten the livelihoods of thousands of New England fishermen, but the prospects for change remained uncertain Tuesday following a congressional hearing.
Man feared dead after falling from watercraft
A call to the Aransas County Sheriff's office at 1:35 p.m. Monday alerted officials to a possible drowning in Copano Bay. A local man had fallen from a Jet Ski between 50 and 100 yards from land near the intersection of Copano Cove Road and Island Drive.
Coast Guard searches for driver of car in mysterious Skyway wreck
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The U.S. Coast Guard searched the waters below the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Tuesday after authorities responding to a car crash on the bridge couldn't find the vehicle's driver.
Coast Guard Medevacs 82-Year
Old Man from Charter Fishing Vessel
U. S. Coast Guard
September 14, 2004
SEATTLE -- The Coast Guard airlifted an 82-year old man from a charter-fishing vessel today five miles off the coast of Grays Harbor, Wash.
Coast Guard rescues injured
Article published on Monday, Sep 13th, 2004
DAILY MIRROR STAFF
Alert hunters spotted an injured hiker near Anton Larsen Bay Road Sunday, leading to a rescue by Coast Guard helicopter of one of the service’s own members.
West End: Coast Guard rescues stranded hiker
by BRENDA HANRAHAN
LAPUSH -- A stranded hiker in the vicinity of First Beach was rescued off a cliff by a Coast Guard helicopter.
Coast Guard Rescues Injured
New Bedford Man Injured At Sea
BOSTON -- Coast Guard crews from the Boston-based Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba and Air Station Cape Cod in a combined effort rescued an injured New Bedford, Mass., fisherman late Tuesday night after an accident aboard a commercial fishing vessel about miles southeast of Chatham, Mass.
Officials see disturbing increase in fatalities on lakes
BY JOE GERAGHTY
BRISTOL HERALD COURIER
Wednesday, September 8, 2004
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A weekend collision on South Holston Lake that killed a Blountville man is part of a disturbing increase in the number of fatalities on lakes in East Tennessee and across the state, officials said.
Fabrication begins on first Deepwater cutter
Friday, September 10, 2004
By JOHN SURRATT
PASCAGOULA -- Rear Adm. Patrick Stillman called it a humbling experience.
Eastport Coast Guard station nearly complete
EASTPORT - Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the $2.3 million U.S. Coast Guard facility that is expected to open next month.
Coast Guard School Tough
Swimming, Few Pass Rescue Course
U. S. Coast Guard
September 10, 2004
COAST GUARD STATION, Elizabeth City -- They are a small group within the U.S. Coast Guard, only about 300 of them servicewide. To join their ranks, candidates must endure physical and mental challenges that rival those facing any potential Army Ranger, Navy SEAL or Air Force pararescueman.
Retired officer is home at last
EXETER - In his 25 years of active duty service in the Coast Guard, Capt. William Semrau moved his family eight times for the 12 different assignments he held.
Coast Guard on Television
Sep 18, At 10 P.M., Travel Channel will air
"Ends Of The Earth: Pacific Graveyard," and will feature Coast Guard small
boat crews working in the watery grave created by the Columbia River Bar.
Sep 28, At 9 P.M., Discovery Wings will air, "Coast Guard: Helicopters To The Rescue," featuring various Coast Guard crews battling the odds to rescue people.
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