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Coast Guard turns away 3 foreign ships
NJ.COM ^

Posted on 07/01/2004 1:05:39 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Edited on 07/06/2004 6:39:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) The Coast Guard denied entry to three foreign ships that planned to enter U.S. ports on Thursday, the first day ships were required to comply with new international security rules.

Coast Guardsmen began boarding every foreign-flagged vessel that arrived to make sure they met the new standards.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bordersecurity; maritime; ports; portsecurity; uscg
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1 posted on 07/01/2004 1:05:40 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; NormsRevenge

ping


2 posted on 07/01/2004 1:11:12 PM PDT by B4Ranch (We're going to take things away from you (guns) on behalf of the common good." Hillary 6/29/2004)
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To: Sub-Driver

Its amazing that the CG can do what it does, given the age of its equipment.


3 posted on 07/01/2004 1:11:52 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (STAGMIRE !)
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To: Sub-Driver
Coast Guard turns away 3 foreign ships

Great!

(There are no WMD.)

(There are No terrorists)

/sarcasm 9-11

4 posted on 07/01/2004 1:16:08 PM PDT by maestro
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To: Sub-Driver

In addition to its new security duties, the Coast Guard now has 11 vessels in European and Middle Eastern waterways to provide increased security for the oil industry.

Interesting.


5 posted on 07/01/2004 1:18:14 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON)
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To: TheDon

And one 60 year old ice breaker on the Great Lakes.


6 posted on 07/01/2004 1:28:07 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (STAGMIRE !)
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To: Ramius

Coastie ping!


7 posted on 07/01/2004 1:30:33 PM PDT by ecurbh (_.,-*~'`^`'~*-,._.,-*~'`^Just Married^`'~*-,._.,-*~'`^`'~*-,._)
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To: Sub-Driver

CG will definitely need its hardware in shape to carry out the new inspection program. Is the CG the 7th strongest Navy in the world?


9 posted on 07/01/2004 3:52:35 PM PDT by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
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To: starboardlist
My father was a Machinist Mate 1st Class in the Navy during WWII, and used to joke about how somebody had to be over 6' tall to join the Coast Guard in case the boat sank so they could wade ashore. He was a hoot and I sure do miss him.

We lived on Staten Island NY and I remember the pill boxes that were set up on the beach.

He would be proud of all of our military, and that would include the Coast Gaurd today.

And may God bless our President.

10 posted on 07/01/2004 3:58:49 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: Sub-Driver; B4Ranch; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LaDivaLoca; Fawnn; Bethbg79; bentfeather; ...
"Coast Guardsmen began boarding every foreign-flagged vessel that arrived to make sure they met the new standards."

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11 posted on 07/01/2004 5:05:18 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Department of Homeland Security Plank Owner)
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He said more than 20 of the Coast Guard's 55 110-foot patrol boats — the workhorses of the fleet — have had their hulls breached over the past 2 1/2 years.

I don't like to have the Government spending my money, but I'd be much happier if they spent it on a new CG fleet than on many of the other things that seem to claim their attention.

12 posted on 07/01/2004 5:09:38 PM PDT by livius
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Bump!


13 posted on 07/01/2004 5:17:08 PM PDT by Fawnn (Fair Funkle Fawnn, Canteen wOOhOO Consultant, and CookingWithPam.com person)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Yeah, Coast Guard!


14 posted on 07/01/2004 5:26:30 PM PDT by Lady Jag (I dreamed I surfed all day in my monthly donor wonder bra [https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate])
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Tonk bump.


15 posted on 07/01/2004 5:36:06 PM PDT by fatima (My Granddaughter Karen is Home-WOOHOO We unite with all our troops and send our love-)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Trust me, speaking as a Coastie Vet (24 years service); we are the red-headed stepchild when it comes to having a good budget that covers our needed eqpt and gets our mission accomplished despite the scant resources.

When i was stationed in Portsmouth, VA back in 85-88, the USCGC TANEY was still active and would tie up alongside us. The TANEY, btw, survived Pearl Harbor, and had been built back in the '30's.

CGVET58
Semper Paratus


16 posted on 07/01/2004 6:00:05 PM PDT by CGVet58 (God has granted us Liberty, and we owe Him Courage in return)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT!!!


17 posted on 07/01/2004 6:03:23 PM PDT by Nix 2 (Don't turn around. Der Kerrissar's in town. Uh oh...)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

They do have some force multiplication, using the Auxillary.

But, they do need their fleet to be upgraded.


18 posted on 07/01/2004 6:03:56 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Coast Guard bump!!



WOO HOO!!


19 posted on 07/01/2004 6:06:47 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Poetry and Prose~)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks Tonk for your service in the CGA.


20 posted on 07/01/2004 6:15:42 PM PDT by Aeronaut (I got a pound of C4, a chainsaw and an assault rifle, let's roll!)
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