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September 30, 2004

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 In this week's newsletter:


Drug seizures hit a record high

By Ann W. O'Neill
Staff Writer

There are more than hurricanes swirling out there in the ocean. There are plenty of drugs, too.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-ccoast28sep28,0,2891943.story?coll=sfla-news-broward


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.

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Sep2004/n09272004_2004092707.html


Record cocaine haul by Coast Guard from Alameda

By STAFF REPORTS

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.

http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82~1726~2431937,00.html


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.

http://orlando.bizjournals.com/orlando/stories/2004/09/27/daily25.html


Errant ship plugs harbor
Salvage crews free vessel that ran aground during high winds

BY TONY BARTELME
Of The Post and Courier Staff

Battling high winds and swift currents, a 615-foot ship full of crushed granite veered off course Tuesday morning and ran aground just outside Charleston Harbor.

http://www.charleston.net/stories/092904/loc_29ship.shtml


Fourteen Cuban Migrants Repatriated

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.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg2_092904.00.html


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. 

http://www.kirotv.com/automotive/3769231/detail.html


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.

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/09/29/military/11_47_199_29_04.txt


Coast Guard suspends search for missing aircraft, occupants
10 days of searching yields no clues about five missing people, float plane

September 30, 2004
Thursday

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.

http://www.sitnews.us/0904news/093004/093004_search_suspended.html


Copter 'ran into mountain'

By Jan TenBruggencate

Advertiser Kaua'i Bureau

LIHU'E, 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.

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Sep/26/ln/ln03a.html


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.

http://www.tampabays10.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=10134


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.

http://www.wbay.com/Global/story.asp?S=2355477&nav=51s7RMn0


Couple Indicted In Fake Drowning Plot
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. 

http://www.nbc4.tv/news/3766581/detail.html


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.

http://www.sptimes.com/2004/09/24/State/Vanished_sisters_leav.shtml


Scientists fear LNG terminals could hurt fishing

Associated Press

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.

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/state/9791170.htm


Lobster dealer loses fight to use boats

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.

http://www.bangornews.com/editorialnews/article.cfm?ID=436524


Coast Guard seizes scalloper's catch

By CURT BROWN

Standard-Times staff writer

NEW 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.

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/09-04/09-27-04/a03lo550.htm


Arrest made in Auke Bay fire
Suspect has criminal record; incident caused about $12,000 in damage; cleanup cost $50,000

By TARA SIDOR
JUNEAU EMPIRE

An Auke Bay boat resident with a criminal record that includes burning another man's vehicle was arrested Tuesday night and accused of cutting fuel lines at DeHart's Marina and lighting the fuel with a blowtorch.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092304/loc_arsonarrest.shtml


Stakes higher, Coast Guard responds

September 26,2004

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.

http://www.jdnews.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/GlobalTemplates/Details.cfm&StoryID=25979&Section=News


Port Angeles: Coast Guard Group's jurisdiction extended to all of saltwater border with Canada, San Juans

2004-09-24

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.

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/sited/story/html/174004


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.

http://obsentinel.womacknewspapers.com/articles/2004/09/25/top_stories/22light.txt


New Salute to Old Coast Guard Station
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

http://www.mvgazette.com/news/2004/09/24/coast_guard_station.php


Souris to host new coast guard operation

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.

http://pei.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=pe_coastguard20040923


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. 

http://www.piersystem.com/external/index.cfm?fuseaction=external.docview&cid=443&documentID=53236


Racing legacies on the rise

By Don Coble
Morris News Service

DOVER, Del. - When Justin Labonte was asked if it was tough to be a Labonte in racing, the son of two-time NASCAR champion Terry Labonte answered in the same dry humor of his father.

http://www.dodgeglobe.com/stories/092404/nascar_092401042.shtml


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.

http://www.bgnracing.com/news/2004/27dover/092804_44.htm


Deepwater Newsletter-September

http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-a/deepwater/pdf/Sep04DeepwaterNews.pdf


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