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September 30, 2004
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In this week's newsletter:
Drug seizures hit a record
By Ann W. O'Neill
There are more than hurricanes swirling out there in the ocean. There are plenty of drugs, too.
27 Tons of Cocaine Seized
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON - Two fishing vessels with roughly 27 tons of cocaine aboard were intercepted in the Eastern Pacific,
the Department of Homeland Security announced today.
Record cocaine haul by Coast Guard from Alameda
ALAMEDA -- Three cutters stationed on Coast Guard Island seized more than 30,000 pounds of cocaine as part of a record 120-ton seizure of drugs throughout the past year by the fleet.
Port Canaveral back on course
with cruise, cargo ships
Canaveral Port Authority officials announced today that cruise, cargo and all vessels once again are able to return to Port
Canaveral, which was shut down twice in less than a month because of hurricanes Frances and Jeanne.
Errant ship plugs harbor
Fourteen Cuban Migrants
U. S. Coast Guard
September 29, 2004
MIAMI -- Fourteen Cuban migrants were repatriated to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba today by the Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island, a 110-foot cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Random Ferry-Line Searches
'Possible, Even Likely'
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state is making plans for random vehicle searches in state ferry lines to meet tougher federal
security precautions, state officials told The Associated Press.
Coast Guard to receive two
ships in San Diego
By: Wire Reports -
SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Coast Guard will receive two ships from the Navy and will place them into active service Friday
following a ceremony in San Diego, officials said.
Coast Guard suspends search
for missing aircraft, occupants
10 days of searching yields no clues about five missing people, float plane
September 30, 2004
Juneau, Alaska - After 10 intensive days of searching by air, sea and on foot, the Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing float plane, its pilot and four tourists in Southeast Alaska at 4:09 p.m. Wednesday, pending any further developments.
Copter 'ran into mountain'
By Jan TenBruggencate
Advertiser Kaua'i Bureau
Kaua'i - A U.S. Coast Guard search helicopter's crew spotted the burned
wreckage of a tour helicopter yesterday afternoon
after a two-day search that involved at least a dozen aircraft.
Coast Guard rescues missing fishermen
Clearwater, Florida - Two local fishermen have an amazing story of survival to tell. They went out on their boat Thursday, not knowing that Jeanne was headed for Florida's west coast.
Eagle III Crew Receives Coast Guard Award
Fresh off the rescue of three boaters, the crew of the Eagle III rescue helicopter just received a big honor from the U.S. Coast Guard for another rescue.
Couple Indicted In Fake
Authorities Believe Couple Sought $1 Million Insurance Payment
TRENTON, N.J. -- The trial of a husband and wife accused of faking the man's drowning in an effort to collect a $1 million
insurance policy was delayed when the man was unexpectedly hospitalized.
Vanished sisters leave behind
family and friends in disbelief
The two depart on a familiar overnight trip, taking a rowboat to remote Butler Island, and disappear without a trace.
By CURTIS KRUEGER
Times Staff Writer
HORSESHOE BEACH - At 79, Olief Edmonds Nash has never seen any reason to stop
rowing across the shallows to camp in her
private shack on remote, wooded Butler Island.
Scientists fear LNG terminals
could hurt fishing
NEW ORLEANS - The construction of more than a dozen liquid natural gas terminals along the coast could damage commercial
fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, federal scientists are warning.
Lobster dealer loses fight to
ROCKLAND - A Lincolnville lobster dealer whose use of Canadian-built boats caused him to run afoul of federal agents said Monday it's clear who won the fight: the government. A federal decision last week concluded that Colby Drisko was not complying with the Jones Act, a 1930s-era law that protects the U.S. boat-building industry.
Coast Guard seizes scalloper's catch
By CURT BROWN
Standard-Times staff writer
BEDFORD -- The Coast Guard boarded the New Bedford fishing vessel Lophius
early yesterday and seized its catch of 3,394
pounds of sea scallops, or nearly 3,000 pounds more than the boat's limit.
Arrest made in Auke Bay
Stakes higher, Coast Guard responds
DAILY NEWS STAFF
These days, there's no margin for error. And the people training at Stone Bay aboard Camp Lejeune on a recent morning know it all too well.
Port Angeles: Coast Guard Group's jurisdiction extended to all of saltwater border with Canada, San Juans
An expansion of Coast Guard Group Port Angeles' jurisdiction to where the Canadian border meets the land, announced earlier this year, becomes official next Friday.
Guard returns funds to light
After multiple audits, Coast Guard finds no fraud, abuse or waste
A long-awaited final audit report was issued Thursday by the Coast Guard following the completion of a long list of financial investigations of the Outer Banks Conservationists prompted by Rep. Walter Jones, R-NC, who has repeatedly made allegations of wrongdoing against the nonprofit group that restored and now owns the Currituck Lighthouse.
New Salute to Old Coast Guard
Menemsha Facility Reopens Monday with Ceremony
By MARK ALAN LOVEWELL
After years of uphill struggle and vocal protest, the Vineyard community will finally get what it wants, a full service Coast Guard station at Menemsha. In a formal ceremony on Monday, with the eyes of Island officials, the United States Coast Guard and Cong. William Delahunt watching, the station will be upgraded to full status
Souris to host new coast
WebPosted Sep 24 2004 11:21 AM ADT
SOURIS — Souris will be home to a coast guard rescue station providing living quarters for the crew of the rescue vessel that's been based there since June.
U.S. Coast Guard and First
Book Distribute their 8 Millionth “First Book”
HarperCollins Children’s Books donates 80,000 books to children from low-income families in Wisconsin and beyond
Milwaukee – The U.S. Coast Guard and First Book will pass the eight million-book milestone in their four-year partnership, which is aimed at providing books to children from low-income families.
Racing legacies on the
Labonte Motorsports And Team Coast Guard Put Dover Behind As They Prepare For Charlotte
Dover turned out to be a disappointment for Labonte Motorsports with a 30th place finish. While no one was pleased with the result we need to understand that a team running a partial schedule operates under some hardships that will disappear when we are running the full schedule next year.
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