Coast Guard News Offline for Maintenance/Update

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IT’S NO JOKE

SAN DIEGO (CG Public Affairs) – For more than 200 years the U.S. Coast Guard has responded to distress calls at sea as quickly as possible as if it were an actual call for help. But every once in a while, some of those calls are found to be false alarms, or hoax calls, sent by people who willingly mislead the Coast Guard and other search and rescue assets for various reasons. What they don’t...

Cosco Busan Pilot Blames Coast Guard For Oil Spill

The San Francisco Chronicle reportsthat: Lawyers for Capt. John Cota, pilot of the freighter Cosco Busan, claim that the Coast Guard shares responsibility for the accident that caused a huge oil spill in San Francisco Bay last fall. In a letter to the National Transportation Safety Board obtained by The Chronicle, Cota’s attorneys say the veteran ship pilot will refuse to testify at a NTSB hearing...

March 16th – Lincoln Memorial – 1500 – Be There

On Sunday, March 15th a group of veterans will complete a 16 day walk from the NC/SC line to the Lincoln Memorial. The purpose of their mission? To raise support for U.S. troops, the military leadership, their mission and the “Resolve to Win”. This march is strictly to show support for our troops in Iraq. It’s not political, nor is it to support any particular party. This is an...

The Race to Save the Cougar Ace

On July 23, 2006 the Cougar Ace, a 654-foot car carrier owned by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, reported to the Coast Guard that they were taking on water and listing 80 degrees. The Singapore homeported vessel, carrying 4,813 vehicles, was enroute to Vancouver B.C. In a dramatic rescue, the Coast Guard was able to successfully remove all 23 crewmembers from the ship. Joshua Davis of Wired tells the story of...

Coast Guard News is Back Online

Due to some technical difficulties, we were offline for the last 12 hours.  Fortunately, I was able to finally fix it.  The news should be updated within the hour. As an aside, if anyone can recommend a good multi-site host, please leave me a comment.  Over the last month, I’ve had several problems with my current host and this site.

America’s Lifesavers vs. Northwest Floods

The following is reposted from the Department of Homeland Security Leadership Journal Last week, a life-threatening storm, the Pineapple Express, swept through the Pacific Northwest. Within hours, hurricane-force winds with gusts close to 130 mph and torrential rains caused record-breaking floods throughout the region. Thousands of residents were stranded when major highways quickly became rivers,...

Don’t Let a Boating Ejection Ruin Your Holiday Trip

TAMPA, Fla. – The Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and other local law-enforcement agencies urge boaters to use caution on the water and boat safely and responsibly. “First and foremost, always wear your lifejacket. Lifejackets save lives, period. Pay attention to your speed and the sea conditions, and properly...

A Veterans Day Wish

Today is Veteran Day. Forget about what the government and bank say. They may celebrate it tomorrow but since it was originally called Armistice Day for a reason, today is the true day to honor our Armed Forces, both living and dead. According to Wikipedia, Armistice Day is the anniversary of the official end of World War I, November 11, 1918. It commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies...