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CG e-Newsletter

September 2, 2004

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 In this week's newsletter:

·         Coast Guard provides security for Republican Convention

·         Better Dialogue Improves Maritime Security

·         Hundreds of Activities Planned, Millions Reached During National Preparedness Month

·         Boatload of 50 aliens stopped in L.A. Harbor

·         Four Migrant Boats Stopped in Three Days

·         Coast Guard discovers several illegal weapons on board boat

·         Tracking Frances: Coast Guard Says Prepare

·         Coast Guard Saves Boat From Tropical Storm Hermine

·         Six-ton Coast Guard buoy washes ashore on Fripp Island after Charley

·         Coast Guard will accept new cutter

·         Coast Guard gets new home

·         Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay returns to independent status

·         Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater Celebrates Historic 50Th Year for the C-130

·         Coastie Cook Serves It Up in Middle East

·         Former seamen are ideal fit for Coast Guard slots

·         Search and Rescue Operations Keep Coast Guard Crews Busy

·         Boat death apparent suicide

·         Boat Fire Injures Three at Coast Guard Yard

·         Crewman Missing From Alaska Fishing Boat

·         A Restless Spirit saves the Pentecost

·         Murray and Nethercutt spar over Coast Guard funding

·         Lawmakers, activists seek barge removal along waterway

·         Robin Leach Delivers Fame and Fortune to New Jersey Coast Guard Officer; Harrah's Casinos' Newest Millionaire Surprised at Office Retreat

·         The Labonte legacy continues

·         Coast Guard pays an honor

·         Coast Guard recognizes Rockland PD

·         Coast Guard cutter gets new commander

·         Deepwater Newsletter-August

·         More CG News


Coast Guard provides security for Republican Convention

By Patricia Kime
Times staff writer

The Coast Guard has a new mission: guarding the skies during high profile events such as political conventions and international meetings on U.S. soil. Since the G-8 Summit in June, Coast Guard helicopters have been used to conduct aerial interception operations at national special security events.

http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-324627.php


Better Dialogue Improves Maritime Security

By Gerry J. Gilmore
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2004 – U.S. maritime security has improved since 9/11 because of better dialogue between government agencies and emergency first responders and heightened scrutiny of vessel shipments, the Coast Guard's chief of port security told a House committee Aug. 25.

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Aug2004/n08262004_2004082605.html


Hundreds of Activities Planned, Millions Reached During National Preparedness Month

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact:  202-282-8010
September 1, 2004

Throughout the month of September, hundreds of activities are planned across the country to highlight the importance of individual emergency preparedness.  The National Preparedness Month coalition, which includes the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, more than 80 organizations and all 56 states and territories, will encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare themselves and their families for any possible emergencies.

http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/press_release/press_release_0502.xml


Boatload of 50 aliens stopped in L.A. Harbor
Lomita sailor and a Peninsula man are charged in one of the largest incidents of maritime human smuggling in recent years.

By Matt Krasnowski
Copley News Service

An accomplished sailor from Lomita and a fisherman living on the Palos Verdes Peninsula were charged with attempted immigrant smuggling Wednesday after U.S. Coast Guard officers intercepted a 44-foot sailing yacht jammed with 50 Mexican citizens in Los Angeles Harbor.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/local/988931.html


Four Migrant Boats Stopped in Three Days

U. S. Coast Guard
August 30, 2004

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Since Thursday morning four boatloads of Dominican Republic migrants have been intercepted attempting to cross the Mona Passage to Puerto Rico.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg2_083004.00.html?ESRC=coastguard.nl


Coast Guard discovers several illegal weapons on board boat

Monday, August 30, 2004
By JOHN ANNESE, ADVANCE STAFF WRITER

A Coast Guard crew stationed out of Fort Wadsworth found several illegal weapons aboard a pleasure boat carrying 22 people early yesterday morning, authorities said.

http://www.silive.com/news/advance/index.ssf?/base/news/109387356917650.xml


Tracking Frances: Coast Guard Says Prepare

By First Coast News Staff

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The United States Coast Guard is urging boaters to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Frances and take early action to protect themselves and their boats.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/weather/news-article.aspx?storyid=23668


Coast Guard Saves Boat From Tropical Storm Hermine
Fishing Vessel Becomes Disabled At Sea

POSTED: 1:57 pm EDT August 31, 2004

UPDATED: 3:18 pm EDT August 31, 2004

BOSTON -- A Coast Guard crew saved a Newport-based fishing vessel that was stranded in the path of Tropical Storm Hermine.

http://www.turnto10.com/news/3695428/detail.html


Six-ton Coast Guard buoy washes ashore on Fripp Island after Charley

(Beaufort-AP) Sept. 1, 2004 - A Coast Guard buoy has gone from warning boaters to becoming a surprise landmark after washing ashore on Fripp Island.

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2244594&nav=0RaPQSOC


Coast Guard will accept new cutter

Press-Gazette

The U.S. Coast Guard will accept the Coast Guard cutter Alder from Marinette Marine Corp. in Marinette Thursday morning.

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/local_17601529.shtml


Coast Guard gets new home
'People were definitely excited to move in here'

By CHRIS SEBASTIAN
Times Herald

In a job that requires high-speed boats and modern technology, sometimes a new kitchen can make all the difference.

http://www.thetimesherald.com/news/stories/20040828/localnews/1133718.html


Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay returns to independent status

By Steve Card Of the News-Times

Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay is once again operating as an independent station, and that change was commemorated during a ceremony Friday morning.

http://www.newportnewstimes.com/articles/2004/09/01/news/news06.txt


Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater Celebrates Historic 50Th Year for the C-130

By Lt. Christopher Kendall
U. S. Coast Guard
August 30, 2004

CLEARWATER, FLA. -- Air Station Clearwater and its 550-man crew ushered in the 50th anniversary of the C-130's first flight Aug. 23, 2004 , citing it as a major milestone in the life of the Hercules product line.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg1_083004.00.html?ESRC=coastguard.nl


Coastie Cook Serves it up in Middle East
Story and photos by PA2 Zachary A. Crawford
Public Affairs Specialist

NORTHERN ARABIAN GULF- "For dinner, I've prepared a great meal. We are having New York strip, hickory-smoked bacon-wrapped scallops and a fresh garden salad with your choice of dressing."

http://www.military.com/NewContent/0,13190,083104_uscg,00.html


Former seamen are ideal fit for Coast Guard slots

By Sandra Jontz, Stars and Stripes
European edition, Saturday, August 28, 2004

ARLINGTON, Va. — Sailors getting out of the Navy have a new job opportunity: the U.S. Coast Guard.

http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=23225&archive=true


Search and Rescue Operations Keep Coast Guard Crews Busy

By Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USA
American Forces Press Service

COAST GUARD AIR STATION ELIZABETH CITY, N.C., Aug. 27, 2004 -- With their plane running low on fuel and darkness approaching, the crew of the Coast Guard C-130 got word from headquarters to call off its search and rescue mission.

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Aug2004/n08272004_2004082704.html


Boat death apparent suicide

Tuesday, August 31, 2004
By KAY RUDDEROW
Staff Writer

CAPE MAY -- A 19-year-old Clementon man whose body was found early Sunday in his father's 30-foot Wellcraft fishing boat about 30 miles due east off the coast of Atlantic City apparently committed suicide, according to state Marine Police.

http://www.nj.com/news/bridgeton/local/index.ssf?/base/news-9/1093944052177020.xml


Boat Fire Injures Three at Coast Guard Yard

Aug 31, 2004 2:00 pm US/Eastern

Baltimore, MD (WJZ) Three people are injured after a fire this morning at the Coast Guard's Hawkins Point Yard in South Baltimore.

http://wjz.com/localstories/local_story_244135816.html


Crewman Missing From Alaska Fishing Boat

DAN JOLING
Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A crewman is missing from a fishing boat on which the crew mutinied last year, tying up the skipper because they feared for their safety.

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/opinion/9548210.htm


A Restless Spirit saves the Pentecost
America’s Volunteer Lifesavers assist in saving the day

By Wayne Spivak
National Press Corps
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

The 15th of April was just another average, run of the mill day.  But for some American’s, each day brings new adventures and new opportunities.  These Americans choose to volunteer their time to help both their community and their sport, as members of America’s Volunteer Lifesavers – the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

http://www.auxguidanceskills.info/press/restlesssprit.html


Murray and Nethercutt spar over Coast Guard funding

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Three retired U.S. Coast Guard officers are accusing U.S. Senate candidate George Nethercutt of distorting incumbent Democratic Sen. Patty Murray's voting record on protecting the nation's shores.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=WA%20Murray%20Nethercutt


Lawmakers, activists seek barge removal along waterway
Federal funding needed to clean San Jac 'eyesore'

By GERONIMO RODRIGUEZ
Chronicle Correspondent

About a dozen abandoned barges have found a home in the San Jacinto River

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/thisweek/politics/2771617


Robin Leach Delivers Fame and Fortune to New Jersey Coast Guard Officer; Harrah's Casinos' Newest Millionaire Surprised at Office Retreat

Wednesday September 1, 2:08 pm ET

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Brigantine, N.J. resident Karen Wallace joined the ranks of America's millionaires today as Robin Leach, the ambassador of fabulous lifestyles, welcomed her into the elite club.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040901/phw021_1.html


The Labonte legacy continues

BY ALLEN GREGORY, BRISTOL HERALD COURIER
Aug 28, 4:00 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Terry Labonte has won two NASCAR Series championships and 22 races.

http://www.bristolnews.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=TRI/MGArticle/TRI_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031777586812&path=Variables.path


Coast Guard pays an honor
McNeill gets top civilian award

Fri, Aug 27, 2004, By HANK ROWLAND
The Brunswick News

As a member of the U.S. Navy League, Arlie McNeill has been an active supporter of the U.S. Coast Guard for as long as he can remember.

http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/front/281310073764280.php


Coast Guard recognizes Rockland PD

ByHolly S. Anderson

ROCKLAND (Aug 30): It's not often that one law enforcement agency recognizes another, but Friday morning the commander of U.S. Coast Guard Station Rockland invited representatives of the Rockland Police Department to his base on Tillson Avenue for just such an occasion.

http://rockland.villagesoup.com//Government/Story.cfm?StoryID=25533


Coast Guard cutter gets new commander

By GARY HOLLAND
THE SUN HERALD

PASCAGOULA - Cmdr. Steve Baynes, who has been serving at the Coast Guard's Washington headquarters, took command recently of the Coast Guard cutter Decisive in a change of command ceremony at the ship's homeport, Naval Station Pascagoula.

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/local/9549240.htm


Deepwater Newsletter-August

http://www.uscg.mil/deepwater/pdf/AUGUST04DeepwaterNews.pdf


More CG News

www.uscg.mil/news

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