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September 9, 2004

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Joint/Interagency Cooperation Needed in Terror War

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

ARLINGTON, Va. Sept. 8, 2004 – Further breaking down barriers to joint operations and increasing cooperation among all branches of the federal government are the Holy Grail of the global war on terrorism, the sea service chiefs said at a conference here Sept 7.

Revere Guardsman earns Bronze Star for valor at sea

By Jules Crittenden
Friday, September 3, 2004

A Revere Coast Guardsman wounded in a suicide boat attack on an oil terminal in the Persian Gulf in April has been awarded the Bronze Star with V for valor for helping other badly wounded sailors stay afloat until help arrived.

Coast Guard rescues people trapped by Frances' flooding

The Associated Press

A U.S. Coast Guard rescue team helped evacuate 25 people who were trapped in their homes when the Alafia River overflowed its banks Tuesday in southern Hillsborough County.

Migrants Stranded in Path of Frances

U. S. Coast Guard
September 07, 2004

MIAMI -- Twenty-four Cuban migrants were rescued by a Good Samaritan off of Lobos Cay, Bahamas Sunday afternoon.,13319,uscg3_090704.00.html

Coast Guard Auxiliary Concludes a Successful Mission - Assisting in Safeguarding the Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention (RNC) successfully concluded last night, and today the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary winds down its participation in one of the largest maritime operations in New York City history. Over 400 Auxiliarists maintained a 24-hour presence on over 75 Coast Guard Auxiliary boats, called facilities, contributing over 4500 combined volunteer hours.

New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 6, 2004 -- The Republican National Convention (RNC) successfully concluded last night, and today the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary winds down its participation in one of the largest maritime operations in New York City history.

Ceremony marks start of new fleet


PASCAGOULA - Officials at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems and the Coast Guard will hold a ceremony tomorrow marking the start of construction of the first maritime security cutter for a new fleet of U.S. Coast Guard cutters.

Authorities Make Big Cocaine Haul

Associated Press
September 7, 2004

BOGOTA, Colombia - Authorities seized 1.9 tons of cocaine, worth more than US$42 million at the retail level, from a smuggler's speedboat in the Caribbean Sea, Colombia's navy said Monday.,13319,FL_drugs_090704,00.html

DHS Air Assets Stop Two Smuggling Go-Fasts

U. S. Coast Guard
September 08, 2004

CLEARWATER, Fla -- Approximately 8,850 pounds of cocaine and 10 suspected drug smugglers intercepted by the Coast Guard and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Air Marine Operations (AMO) were transferred to Drug Enforcement Administration and ICE Investigations agents at 1:45 this morning at the Coast Guard Air Station here.,13319,uscg1_090804.00.html

Shrimp boat captain: Coast Guard's drug search did heavy damage

The Associated Press

An unsuccessful drug search by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Gulf of Mexico did extensive damage to a shrimp boat, its captain said.

Ports may be terror targets

By Lisa Friedman

Security at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has improved since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, mostly due to relatively low-cost measures like fixing fences, putting up K-rails and repairing locks.,1413,206~22097~2383331,00.html

Boat to patrol Indian Point

(Original publication: September 3, 2004)

A patrol boat will soon be permanently stationed in the Hudson River by the Indian Point nuclear power plants, one of three the state will buy through the new state budget.

Coast Guard rightly demands security fence at waterfront

The U.S. Coast Guard’s threat to block Granite State Minerals’ access to ships unless it installs a security fence at its riverfront operation in Portsmouth was warranted and comes in response to an overdue homeland security measure.

News from California's Central Coast

Associated Press

Managers and tenants of the Fisherman's Wharf said new Homeland Security measures are creating a major inconvenience for them.

Crowd airs LNG fears

BRISTOL - The Coast Guard can never guarantee 100 percent protection for a 1,000-foot tanker filled with liquefied natural gas (LNG), which is exactly what local residents and politicians expected to hear Wednesday night.

Boy, 3, dies after car crash that also killed grandfather


A 3-year-old Antioch boy who was critically injured in a weekend car accident that killed his grandfather died Tuesday night.

Fisherman's body found
Coast Guard continues search for other crew member

By CURT BROWN, Standard-Times staff writer

FAIRHAVEN -- Coast Guard officials yesterday found the body of a 54-year-old Fairhaven fisherman lost in turbulent seas Friday night and continued to search last night for the second crew member of the Nancy Christine.

Coast Guard Revokes License Of Boater After Fatal Accident

POSTED: 8:57 am EDT September 6, 2004

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. -- An Old Saybrook towboat operator involved in an accident that killed a personal watercraft rider has had his license revoked after failing to submit to random drug screening.

Feds seek prison terms in booze-cruise drowning

By J.M. Lawrence
Thursday, September 9, 2004

Federal prosecutors today will argue a father-son duo who ran an illegal booze cruise deserve short prison stints for criminal negligence resulting in the drowning death of a 20-year-old Irish woman three years ago near Hyannis.

Coast Guard rescues man on inner tube

A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod rescued a man in an inner tube who had drifted Sunday from Sachuest Beach in Middletown to the area of the Cliff Walk in Newport early Monday morning.

Coast Guard Rescues Injured Fisherman
New Bedford Man Injured At Sea

POSTED: 3:00 pm EDT September 8, 2004

UPDATED: 4:31 pm EDT September 8, 2004

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.

Coast Guard promotes safety on random stops

By Nathan Phelps

It’s around 6 p.m. Friday when the four-man Coast Guard crew makes its first boarding.

Coast Guard cutter returns to Seattle after four months


The Coast Guard Cutter Mellon returned to its homeport of Seattle yesterday after a four-month deployment to Southeast Asia for joint exercises with the Navy and militaries from five Asian countries.

Cutter Sequoia makes way to Guam's shores

By Natalie Quinata
Pacific Daily News;

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia arrived on Guam yesterday morning after ending its 15,000-mile maiden voyage from Marinette, Wis.

Labonte, Coast Guard to run full Busch slate in 2005

September 4, 2004
03:54 PM EDT (19:54 GMT)

The United States Coast Guard announced today that it intends to extend its partnership with Labonte Motorsports and driver Justin Labonte to encompass a full 35-race schedule in the 2005 NASCAR Busch Series season.

The second Coast Guard Vietnam Monument will be dedicated at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy

New London, Conn., October 23, 2004 at 9:00am. Note from Robert MacLeod, Trustee, CGCVA, Project Officer, Vietnam Monument:

With just a few weeks to go before we dedicate the Monument to Vietnam Service at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a quick reminder of the need to secure rooms and flights. The Courtyard, by Marriott, in Norwich is holding a block of rooms, mention Coast Guard Combat Vets for the better rate. Holiday Inn is also holding rooms thru the 23rd of Sept, so act know or you might sleep on a buoy tender.

Our activities take place at 9:00am with military music, Bagpipers, and a great speaker, Capt. Alex Larzelere, USCG 58'   He is the author of "The Coast Guard at War," and the 1980 Cuban Boatlift, among several of his publications, he also was the skipper on the 82'foot patrol boat Point Comfort and the Point Banks.

The day at the CGA, if to be filled with activities for Homecoming, 64' and we, the CGCVA hope to be a part of several, including the Happy Hour after the football game and the dinner the same evening. Please refer to the Academy website and you copy of the "Bulletin' for more information.

The American Legion of New London will also host a small reception on Friday Evening, watch for more info, via email concerning this event.

So pass the word to our fellow Coasties, lets make this a great Dedication to those men from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy who served with distinction.

Find out more about the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association on their website:

Ex-Coast Guard station had earlier incarnation

Friday, September 3, 2004

Facility also was detention center

Courier-Post Staff

Like a cat with nine lives, old buildings have histories that overlap and lay beneath decades of grime and layers of paint.

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