Top 10 Coast Guard News Stories of 2010

United States Life Saving Service logoWith 2010 rapidly coming to a close, it seemed like a good idea to find out what the top 10 stories of the year were. After looking at the number of pageviews that every story had, the top 10 were easy to find. What was surprising was the fact that 2 of the top 10 viewed stories in 2010 were first published in 2008. In fact, they were in the top 5 most viewed stories of the year.

Here are the Top 10 most viewed stories on CoastGuardNews.com for 2010.

#10 with 1,220 Views: Coast Guard searching for missing cruise ship passenger near Bahamas – The Coast Guard was searching for a female passenger who was missing from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Monarch of the Seas.   Published December 31, 2009.

#9 with 1,244 Views: Coast Guard and local agencies recover remains of missing Coast Guardsman – Reporting that the body of Coast Guard Petty Officer Shaun Lin had been recovered from the James River. Published October 14, 2010

#8 with 1,269 Views: Bill Introduced to Extend Tricare Coverage to Children up to Age 26 – Reporting on a bill that was introduced in Congress to extend Tricare coverage to dependents up to age 26 to match the requirements in the newly passed Healthcare bill.   Published March 25, 2010

#7 with 1,282  Views: Coast Guard searching for 4 missing boaters in waters south of Boca Chica, Dominican Republic – Reporting on search efforts for 4 missing boaters.  Published January 8, 2010

#6 with 1,330 Views: Michigan man sentenced on charges related to boat sinking – While less than a month old, this story of a Michigan man who intentionally sank his boat came in at #6 in the most read stories. Published November 19, 2010

#5 with 1,482 Views: Coast Guard trains Intelligence Specialists to keep watch on the sea. – This story of the creation of the Intelligence Specialist rating was published November 22, 2008 and despite being over 2-years-old came in as the 5th most read article on the site.

#4 with 1,663 Views: Social media saves lives in Haiti. Chronicaling the ways that people were using social media in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti this story was published on February 2nd, 2010.

#3 with 2,012 Views: Coast Guard works to free grounded fishing trawler near Oregon Inlet, N.C. – Story and video of the Coast Guard’s attempt to free the grounded fishing trawler Sheila Rene Saturday near the Oregon Inlet Bar.   Published January 2nd, 2010

#2 with 2,139 Unique Views – HITRON Snipers Taking On Smugglers. A surprise because it was published in June 2008 and is an excerpt from a Mens Vogue article that is no longer online.  Published June 4, 2008

And the #1 most read article of 2010 with 2,498 Views … Coast Guard, Maui rescue crews search for missing snorkeler – Coast Guard and Maui Fire Department crews searched for a snorkeler who went missing in the vicinity of the Aston Kaanapali resort. Published February 18, 2010.

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