From the Bridge Wing 10-7-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History:

1986 – An HC-130 from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City located the disabled 44-foot Polish sailing vessel Gaudeamus with six Polish citizens aboard about 400 miles east of New York.  A motor vessel was on scene with Gaudeamus when it was found by the HC-130 and remained there until the Coast Guard Cutter Taney arrived the next day and took the boat in tow.  Coast Guard Cutter Cape Henlopen rendezvoused withTaney and took over the tow to Newport, Rhode Island.  The Polish Embassy sent the Coast Guard a diplomatic note extending the thanks of the Polish government for the Coast Guard’s assistance in this case.

Elsewhere

Many civilian DoD and Coast Guard employees will be called back to work – Government Security News

Just as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced on Oct. 5 that with the enactment of the Pay Our Military Act “most” of the 400,000 furloughed DoD civilian employees will be called back to work, so too the Department of Homeland Security’s acting secretary, Rand Beers, announced the same day that “most” of the civilian employees of the U.S. Coast Guard will also be called back to work.

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