Guard D.O.G.s Part 5

Guard D.O.G.s Part 5 by CoastGuardNews — Revver Online Video Sharing Network The 5th and final part of The Pentagon Channels series on the Coast Guard’s Deployable Operations Group. The focus is on the DOG’s annual Assessment & Selection week at Camp Edwards in Cape Cod, Mass.

Coast Guard and Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. Sign Homeland Security Agreement

Newport Harbor, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard and Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) signed a memorandum of agreement on Monday, May 12, 2008. The agreement delineates the specific responsibilities of each agency when responding to maritime incidents in Orange County, Calif. “The purpose of this mutual assistance agreement is to formally solidify the work we already do together...

Coast Guard Interdicts, Repatriates 42 Cubans

MIAMI – The Coast Guard Cutter Drummond repatriated 42 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. District Seven search-and-rescue coordinators in Miami received a report from a man stating he had family members with no water aboard a disabled vessel approximately 75 miles south of Andros Island, Bahamas, Sunday. An HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater,...

Guard D.O.G.s Part 1

Part 1 of a 5 part series the Pentagon Channel is airing on the Coast Guard’s Deployable Operations Group. The series started on May 12, 2008. The focus is on the DOG’s annual Assessment & Selection week at Camp Edwards in Cape Cod, Mass.

Counter Drug Analyst Position Established at Coast Guard Sector New York

NEW YORK – An endorsement establishing a position for an Army National Guard counter-drug analyst at the Field Intelligence Support Team at Coast Guard Sector New York on Staten Island will be signed at a ceremony at the Joint Forces Headquarters in Lantham, N.Y. Wed., May 14, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. The counter-drug analyst will be responsible for amassing data to be entered into the Merchant Vessel...

Coast Guard Nabs 10 Smugglers in 24 Hours

MIAMI – Coast Guard and Custom and Border Protection Air and Marine crews working in tandem along Florida’s coastlines have intercepted 10 suspected smugglers from Key West, Fla., to Miami during the last 24 hours and will transfer those individuals to CBP Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators for further questioning. The Southern District of Florida U.S....

New TWIC Compliance Date Delays Coast Guard Enforcement

LOS ANGELES – With the extension of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) final compliance date to April 15, 2009, the U.S. Coast Guard will also delay enforcement of TWIC in southern California. “We currently don’t have a set date for enforcement in the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, or Hueneme,” said Cmdr. Daniel Kane, Chief of Prevention for Coast...

Coast Guard Apprehends Georgia Sex Offender

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Coast Guard and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Fla., apprehended a convicted sex offender for violating his probation and possession of a stolen vessel Tuesday at approximately 9:30 p.m. Stephen Alexander Bell, 40, from Tybee Island, Ga., was apprehended last night by the crew of Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral and officers from the Brevard County Sheriff’s...

Harbor Patrol and Coast Guard Train Together to Protect Waterways

Good article from the The Orange County Sheriff: The sky was overcast and the water calm on the morning of March 25th, 2008. Three United States Coast Guardsmen shoved off aboard an Orange County Sheriff’s Department Harbor Patrol Division vessel on a training/operational mission in Newport Harbor. The goal of the mission was to further coordinate response capabilities between members of the Federal...