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  • Coast Guard directs cruise ships with infected passengers to stay offshore 'indefinitely'

    04/01/2020 9:39:52 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 01 2020 | Justine Coleman
    The Coast Guard is directing cruise ships with passengers that may be infected with coronavirus to stay offshore “indefinitely” and prepare to treat passengers aboard their ships, according to a safety bulletin issued Sunday. The Coast Guard’s new regulations mandate all ships in U.S. waters with more than 50 people give daily updates on their medical caseloads or face civil or criminal punishment. Coast Guard Rear Admiral E.C. Jones, whose district covers Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Puerto Rico, signed the bulletin preventing ship evacuations. “This is necessary as shore-side medical facilities may reach full capacity and lose the ability...
  • Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate

    03/27/2020 9:10:50 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | March 27, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)Effective today, in accordance with section 301 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1631), section 12302 of title 10, United States Code and sections 2127, 2308, 2314, 3735 of title 14, United States Code, I am authorizing the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security, with respect to the Coast Guard, to order units and individual members of the Selected Reserve, and certain Individual Ready Reserve members, to active duty to augment the active forces for the effective conduct of coronavirus disease response.  This authority is necessary to ensure the Department of Defense...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary (re Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery, Coast Guard)

    02/07/2020 4:41:55 PM PST · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | February 7, 2020 | White House
    President Donald J. Trump has named U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown of Florida as his Special Representative for Puerto Rico’s Disaster Recovery. In this capacity, Admiral Brown will coordinate United States Government efforts to build the infrastructure and resiliency of Puerto Rico. The island of Puerto Rico was devastated by Category 4 Hurricane Maria in September 2017, suffering significant loss of life and catastrophic damage to infrastructure. In January 2020, Puerto Rico was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake and hundreds of additional aftershocks and tremors, damaging hundreds of homes and infrastructure. Multiple Federal agencies continue to...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 1/31/2020 Newsdump Friday

    01/31/2020 9:39:33 PM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/31/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    For the fourth time in recent weeks we have an upwards revision of the number of Americans injured in the Iranian missile strike at the Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq on January 8th. First the number was 11, then it was 34 and then it was 50. But now the number is 64..... The United States lifting sanctions against a unit of a Chinese company COSCO..... The impeachment trial of President Trump rolling forward on Newsdump Friday with a vote to not call any witnesses.... A woman who figured prominently in the House impeachment inquiry is retiring..... The United States...
  • January 28, 1915: US Coast Guard is Formed By an Act of Congress

    01/28/2020 8:17:35 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    History and Headlines ^ | 1-28-2017 | Major Dan
    January 28, 1915: US Coast Guard is Formed By an Act of Congress Major Dan By MAJOR DAN January 28, 2017 0 Comments On January 28, 1915, an Act of Congress created the United States Coast Guard out of the combination of The Revenue Cutter Service and the US Life-Saving Service. This new branch of the military was placed under the Treasury Department, to be used by the Department of Defense in time of war. Today, this law enforcing and life saving maritime force is under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security, and can be transferred to the...
  • [Scandies Rose] Coast Guard suspends search for five missing fishermen after crab boat sinks...

    01/03/2020 5:18:22 PM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail UK and AP ^ | 02 Jan 2020 | AP and Lauren Edmonds of DM
    Full title: Coast Guard suspends search for five missing fishermen after crab boat sinks in the Gulf of Alaska on New Year's Eve The search for five missing crew members of a sunken fishing vessel in Alaska has been suspended after all leads had been exhausted and the chance of survival was considered, Coast Guard officials said. The Scandies Rose, a 130-foot crab fishing vessel from Dutch Harbor, sank around 10pm on Tuesday night with a total of seven crew men on board.... Rescue crews arrived to the scene around 2am Wednesday, but were embattled with headwinds up to 60pmph...
  • Coast Guard Searching for Tour Helicopter With 7 Passengers Missing in Hawaii

    12/27/2019 11:14:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    KTLA ^ | 12/27/2019
    The owner of the helicopter company reached out to the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu when the aircraft didn’t return from a tour of the Napali coast, the Coast Guard previously said. One pilot and six passengers were on the helicopter and two of those passengers are believed to be minors. The last communication came around 4:40 p.m. local time, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir told CNN Friday, about 40 minutes before the helicopter was due to return. At that time it was leaving Waimeia Canyon, Muir said. Muir identified the helicopter company as Safari Helicopters. When...
  • China’s Coast Guard Enforcing Its Blue Water Territorial Expansion

    11/26/2019 10:55:05 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 12 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | November 21, 2019 | John Grady
    The rapid expansion of China’s Coast Guard gives Beijing the means to shift its sea expansion aims from aspirational to operational, a panel of security experts concurred during a Monday event detailing China’s maritime ambitions. In vast stretches of sea, an area stretching from the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea to the Scarborough Shoals off the Philippines in the South China Sea, China’s maritime forces are aggressively asserting claims to every landmass — natural or manmade — in this blue territory, the experts from several think tanks agreed while speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies....
  • Remarks by President Trump After Coast Guard Briefing on Tropical Storm Imelda | Houston, TX

    09/23/2019 10:48:49 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | 9/23/19 | President Donald Trump
    Remarks by President Trump After Coast Guard Briefing on Tropical Storm Imelda | Houston, TX    Issued on: September 22, 2019 Ellington AirportHouston, Texas11:10 A.M. CDTQ  Mr. President, what grade would you give the Coast Guard in Texas?THE PRESIDENT:  “A-plus.”  I give the Coast Guard an “A-plus,” and I have for a long time.  I don’t think there’s any brand — no matter where you go — that’s gone up more than the Coast Guard.  And that started with Harvey, as far as I’m concerned — the big hurricane from a year ago in Texas, which was, I guess, they...
  • Coast Guard issues warning about phone charging on boats after fire

    09/12/2019 7:46:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/12/19 | Justine Coleman
    The Coast Guard has issued a safety warning for commercial boat operators, saying they should monitor the amount of unsupervised phone charging on the boat in the wake of a boat fire off the coast of California that killed 34 people. USA Today reported that a preliminary report into the fire near Santa Cruz Island could come out as soon as Thursday, according to the the National Transportation Safety Board. While the report will likely not include a cause, it will examine how batteries and electronics were stored. The Coast Guard urged those operating a boat to "reduce potential fire...
  • Coast Guard has freed 3 crew members from capsized cargo ship; efforts to save 4th ongoing: official

    09/09/2019 3:02:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9, 2019 | Talia Kaplan
    The Coast Guard has so far freed three of the four crew members stuck in a capsized South Korea-owned cargo ship off the Georgia coast, officials said at a Monday afternoon news conference. Efforts to save the fourth, who is trapped on another deck, are continuing. Earlier Monday, rescuers made contact with the four crew members stuck inside the South Korea-owned cargo ship that overturned and caught fire near a major port in Georgia over the weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Golden Ray, a 656-foot vehicle carrier, listed "heavily" and then rolled over on its side early Sunday...
  • Coast Guard makes contact with crew members in stricken cargo ship off Georgia, all confirmed alive

    09/09/2019 9:19:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9, 2019 | Travis Fedschun
    Rescuers made contact Monday with four crew members stuck inside a South Korea-owned cargo ship that overturned and caught fire near a major port in Georgia over the weekend, said the U.S. Coast Guard, adding that officials are working to free the quartet from the massive vessel, The Golden Ray, a 656-foot vehicle carrier, listed "heavily" and then rolled over on its side early Sunday in St. Simons Sound near Brunswick, Ga., according to the Coast Guard. Rescuers drilled a hole overnight through the ship's hull and made contact with the four crew members, who had been listed as missing....
  • Meet the neglected 43-year-old stepchild of the US military industrial complex

    08/16/2019 6:47:44 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    Herald-Mail ^ | 15 Aug 2019 | Richard Read
    The ship shuddered. The roar of the ventilators in the galley quit as Joseph Sellar, a stocky 25-year-old Coast Guard culinary specialist from New Hampshire, watched seawater explode from the ceiling. "Are we sinking?” Crew members scour eBay for discontinued replacement parts. A petty officer who used a surfboard repair kit to fix a generator, saving the ship from encroaching ice, received an award from the Coast Guard commandant. A $62 million repair job resurrected the Polar Star, but the years sitting idle meant its machinery and wiring would never be the same. Two days after the flood that destroyed...
  • Birth of a Navy Bill Federer recounts circumstances leading to America's naval strength

    08/04/2019 8:43:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 8/1/2019 | Bill Federer
    In June of 1775, citizens acting as merchant mariners captured the British schooner HMS Margaretta around Machias, Massachusetts (present-day Maine). That same month, General George Washington, with the help of merchant ship owner Colonel John Glover of Marblehead, Massachusetts, chartered and outfitted several ships to interrupt the British supplies. The marker at the base of John Glover’s statue in Boston states: “John Glover of Marblehead – A Soldier of the Revolution. He commanded a regiment of one thousand men raised in that town known as the marine regiment, and enlisted to serve throughout the war. He joined the camp at...
  • Schultz: Coast Guard Expanding Western Pacific Operations

    07/24/2019 9:05:37 AM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    USNI News ^ | July 23, 2019 11:48 AM | Dzirhan Mahadzir
    Schultz: Coast Guard Expanding Western Pacific Operations By: Dzirhan Mahadzir July 23, 2019 11:48 AM Crew members from USCGC Munro (WMSL-755) conduct law enforcement from the cutter’s 35-foot Cutter Boat in the Central Pacific, Dec. 2, 2018. US Coast Guard Photo KUALA LUMPUR – The U.S. Coast Guard will increase its presence and deployments to Asia – particularly around Oceania and U.S. Pacific territories – and test out a new operational deployment concept in the region, service head Adm. Karl Schultz told reporters on Thursday. “My vision for the Coast Guard is to expand our permanent presence and effectiveness in...
  • Coast Guardsman jumps onto narco-submarine loaded with drugs in Pacific Ocean (video)

    07/12/2019 7:19:59 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/11/2019 | ABC7
    Video from the U.S. Coast Guard shows crew members boarding a suspected drug smuggling vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, with one pounding on the hatch until someone inside opened it, reportedly finding over 17,000 pounds of cocaine. Coast Guardsman jumps onto narco-submarine loaded with drugs in Pacific Ocean
  • Coast Guard Officer Accused of Terrorist Plot Targeting Media, Lawmakers

    02/20/2019 3:11:56 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 170 replies
    Military,com ^ | February 20, 2019 | By Hope Hodge Seck
    A Coast Guard lieutenant assigned to the service's headquarters in Washington, D.C., has been arrested on drug and gun possession charges, and is accused of plans to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country," according to documents filed in Maryland District Court. Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, an acquisitions officer for the National Security Cutter Acquisition Program, was arrested Feb. 15 and charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by an unlawful user or addict of controlled substances, and possession of Tramadol, a Schedule IV pain medication. A motion for detention pending trial, filed by U.S....
  • Self-proclaimed white nationalist planned mass terror attack, government says. [trunc]

    02/20/2019 2:40:41 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2019 | Lynh Bui
    A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist was arrested after federal investigators uncovered a cache of weapons and ammunition in his Maryland home that authorities say he stockpiled to launch a massive domestic terror attack targeting politicians and journalists. Christopher Paul Hasson called for “focused violence” to “establish a white homeland” and dreamed of ways to “kill almost every last person on earth,” according to court records filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland. Though court documents do not detail a specific planned date for an attack, the government said he had been amassing supplies and weapons since...
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer rejects bill to pay Coast Guard(Video)

    01/25/2019 3:43:11 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 54 replies ^ | 1/24/19 | unknown
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday blocked a Republican bill that would pay the Coast Guard without ending the ongoing partial government shutdown.
  • Ocean City [MD ]Restaurant Offers Free Meals to Furloughed Government Employees During Shutdown

    01/15/2019 5:03:12 PM PST · by foreverfree · 29 replies
    WBOC-TV Salisbury, MD ^ | 1/14/2019 | not credited
    OCEAN CITY, Md.- The Dough Roller in Ocean City is offering free meals to all furloughed government employees until the end of the shutdown. The restaurant highlighted the U.S. Coast Guard, considering it is the only branch of the military that is not being paid during the partial government shutdown because it is part of the Department of Homeland Security. The company also highlights federal workers like the Federal Park Rangers in Assateague who are on furlough. Starting on January 14, 2019, local Coast Guard employees can stop at the restaurant for one free meal, per day, per ID. All...