From the Bridge Wing 10-3-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History:

1898 – The American barkentine, Wanderinq Jew lost her sails and sprung a leak during the severe hurricane of October 2, approximately 11 miles east by south from the station at Sullivans Island, South Carolina.  On account of distance and frequent heavy rain squalls, she was not sighted by station lookout until 3:30 pm on the following day.  A surfboat was launched and the ship was found abandoned by her crew.

Blogs

Safe Haven from Hurricane Ingrid – Coast Guard Compass blog

In late September, Hurricane Ingrid prompted a fleet of 179 Mexican shrimp boats to request shelter in the port of Brownsville until it was safe to return to Mexican waters. Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection crews boarded each of the vessels, taking account of crew numbers and any pollution concerns that could adversely effect the port. This process took approximately 18 hours.

Elsewhere

White House, DOD looking at using military pay law to end furloughs – Stars and Stripes (effects Coast Guard)

The Pentagon and the White House are weighing whether a new law that ensures military members as well as some Defense Department civilians keep getting paid during the government shutdown could be used to bring furloughed civilians back to work. Rep. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio, said all furloughed employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in his district provide support for the military, as specified in the new law, and thus should be allowed to work.

“The law is clear and provides the department as well as the United States Coast Guard with authority to immediately call its civilian employees back to work,” Turner wrote.

False Alarm Sends Coast Guard To Fort Funston Area – The San Francisco Appeal

A report to a U.S. Coast Guard dispatcher this morning of a capsized boat with people in the water near Fort Funston/Golden Gate National Recreation Area outside San Francisco turned out to be a false alarm, a Coast Guard officer said.

Video

A Coast Guard crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Facility Charleston rescued two mariners Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the vicinity of Murelles Inlet, S.C. The two mariners had grounded their skiff but reported they did not require medical attention. U.S. Coast Guard video.

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