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  • US, Iran in tense sea incident; Tehran preps new centrifuges

    06/22/2022 3:41:57 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | Associated Press
    Dubai -- A US Navy warship fired a warning flare to wave off an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat coming straight at it during a tense encounter in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, officials said Tuesday. The incident on Monday involving the Guard and the Navy comes as tensions remain high over stalled negotiations over Iran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers and as Tehran enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels under decreasing international oversight. Meanwhile, the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said Iran now plans to enrich uranium through a second set of advanced centrifuges at its underground Fordo...
  • Coast Guard and a Good Samaritan with an airboat rescue 18 snowmobilers from ice sheet that broke off Lake Erie in Ohio

    02/07/2022 12:29:41 AM PST · by algore · 16 replies
    The United States Coast Guard tweeted on Sunday that it was conducting a 'mass rescue' after 18 snowmobilers were trapped on a slab of ice that broke off a heavily frozen Lake Erie. The U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes announced on Sunday that an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Detroit noticed nearly 20 people on an ice floe near Catawba Island, Ohio in Lake Erie at around 1pm. The stranded snowmobilers 'were looking for a route back to land' after the ice floe they were standing on broke apart from the rest of the ice on Lake Erie. At...
  • Stranded on deserted island, they lived on coconuts for 33 days, Coast Guard says

    02/10/2021 5:54:56 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 43 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 10 Feb 2021 | BROOKE BAITINGER
    Two men and a woman were rescued from a deserted island on Tuesday after surviving on coconuts, conch and rats for 33 days, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard spotted people waving handmade flags on Monday The Coast Guard picked up the case as a rescue mission and returned to drop water, food and a radio to them on Monday.
  • Ice-Strengthened Cutters For The U.S. Coast Guard?

    02/07/2021 7:39:33 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 12 replies
    Naval News ^ | 6 February 2021 | Peter Ong
    To complement our recent article about "Ice-strengthened hulls for the US Navy" here is the same issue addressed from a United States Coast Guard (USCG) perspective, with input from the NAVSEA PEO Panel at SNA 2021 virtual symposium. Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard responds to a question submitted by Naval News on the possibility of ice-strengthened Cutters for Arctic Operations. When asked by Naval News at the Surface Navy Association (SNA 2021) Virtual Symposium on January 11, 2021 on if any of the future-built USCG Cutters such as the National Security Cutter (NSC) or Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC)...
  • US Navy Identifies Crew Killed in Training Aircraft Crash in Southern Alabama

    10/26/2020 9:18:50 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 36 replies
    NTD Wire Service ^ | October 26, 2020 | Dakine Andone
    The U.S. Navy has identified the two-person crew killed Friday when a training aircraft crashed in a small town outside Mobile, Alabama. In a news release Sunday, the Navy identified the victims as Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, from Wixom, Michigan, and 24-year-old US Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett of Weddington, North Carolina. Ross was an instructor pilot, the Navy statement said, while Garrett was identified as a student aviator. “Their spirit, friendship, and devotion to their country will not be forgotten,” the Navy statement said. Ross and Garrett took off in a Navy T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft from...
  • Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam confirms COVID-19 cases but details silenced by Pentagon

    04/03/2020 3:41:24 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | April 2, 2020 | Mahealani Richardson
    Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam confirms COVID-19 cases but details silenced by Pentagon US Army bases in Hawaii restricting non-essential visitors in wake of coronavirus pandemic By Mahealani Richardson | April 2, 2020 at 7:11 PM HST - Updated April 2 at 7:24 PM HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Leaders with Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam say there are COVID cases at the intallation, but the Pentagon says military operations cannot publicly release specific numbers to ‘protect operational security.’ “Are there any Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam service members that are sick with COVID, the answer is yes. Until recently we were providing that...
  • U.S. Coast Guard offloads $92M worth of smuggled cocaine

    10/17/2019 10:10:22 PM PDT · by familyop · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | October 17, 2019 | Darryl Coote
    The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded more than 6,900 pounds of cocaine in San Diego that was seized from drug smugglers in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, officials said. Offloaded Wednesday, the cocaine, which is valued at more than $92 million, was seized from drug smuggling vessels between July and October by the crews of three Coast Guard cutters including the Alert, the Robert Ward and the Seneca off the coasts of Mexico and Central and South America,...
  • Coast Guard rescues Pan Am Flight 6 - in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

    10/17/2019 5:11:14 AM PDT · by fugazi · 33 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 17 October 2019 | Chris Carter
    On the evening of 15 October 1956 a Pan American Airlines Stratocruiser named Clipper Sovereign of the Skies lifted off from Honolulu, headed to San Francisco on a 2,000-mile flight. 24 passengers and seven crew were flying the final leg of their around-the-world flight, but still had 2,000 miles of open ocean to cross. 4 hours, 38 minutes into the nine-hour flight Capt. Richard Ogg climbed from 13,000 feet to 21,000. After leveling off, Clipper‘s Number 1 engine started spinning out of control. The cockpit suddenly jolts and the high-pitched noise of the runaway engine can be heard inside the...
  • Burning boat takes clues of fatal fire down to watery grave

    09/04/2019 6:11:03 AM PDT · by sheana · 93 replies
    KGET ^ | Sep 3, 2019 / 10:43 PM PDT | BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials vowed to find what sparked the inferno aboard the dive boat Conception that killed 34 people in waters off Southern California but vital evidence may have gone down with the ship or drifted out to sea.</p>
  • Coast Guard: 25 bodies found after California boat fire

    09/03/2019 8:08:34 AM PDT · by sheana · 82 replies
    Associated Press KGET ^ | Sep 2, 2019 / 10:46 PM PDT | : STEFANIE DAZIO, Associated Press
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A middle-of-the-night fire swept a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, leaving at least 25 dead and nine others missing. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr Matthew Kroll said Monday night that 25 people had died. Five of six crew members on the Conception escaped by jumping into an inflatable boat they steered to a nearby vessel. Rescuers initially recovered four bodies about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles just off Santa Cruz Island, and 16 others were pulled from the water later in the...
  • Once the fire started, it was too late for many on board the Conception

    09/03/2019 6:56:09 AM PDT · by libstripper · 101 replies
    LA Times, via MSN ^ | Sept. 3, 2019 | Kim Christensen & others
    LOS ANGELES - The 75-foot dive boat Conception was considered one of the best of its kind in the region, and both it and its operator, Truth Aquatics Inc., were in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations. That all changed Monday in the flash of a predawn fire near Santa Cruz Island, when the Conception sank in flames, taking with it more than 30 people who were below deck in bunk beds, apparently unable to get out.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Eyes Expanded Operations in Western Pacific

    08/19/2019 3:19:20 AM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    USNI News ^ | August 16, 2019 2:02 PM | Dzirhan Mahadzir
    U.S. Coast Guard Eyes Expanded Operations in Western Pacific By: Dzirhan Mahadzir August 16, 2019 2:02 PM KULA LUMPUR – U.S Coast Guard is mulling its future in the Asia-Pacific region once the National Security Cutter USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752) completes its current deployment in end November, region commander Vice Adm. Linda Fagan told reporters on Friday. “That is very much an ongoing conversation right now, at this point, Stratton will return in late fall to Alameda, Calif. I do expect we will have some level of major U.S coast guard cutter deployment to some part of the region but that...
  • Cutter Bertholf’s Indo-Pac Deployment Highlighted Coast Guard’s National Security Role

    07/25/2019 8:46:13 AM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    USNI News ^ | July 24, 2019 11:43 AM | Gidget Fuentes
    Cutter Bertholf’s Indo-Pac Deployment Highlighted Coast Guard’s National Security Role By: Gidget Fuentes July 24, 2019 11:43 AM On its recent Indo-Pacific patrols, the Coast Guard cutter USCGC Bertholf (WSML-750) thwarted illegal oil and coal shipments that violated of U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea, transited the Strait of Taiwan amid condemnation from China and worked with U.S. allies to bolster their own coast guard forces. Those three missions during Bertholf’s 164-day deployment were conducted in a region that’s home to critical international shipping lanes, vast stocks of natural resources and contested lands. The deployment came as the nation’s...
  • 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 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....
  • Schumer blocks bill to pay Coast Guard

    01/25/2019 10:32:31 AM PST · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) blocked a request to pay the Coast Guard on Thursday after Republicans refused to also open the rest of the federal government. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) tried to take up legislation to pay the Coast Guard, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. Schumer blocked the request after first asking if Kennedy would modify his request to instead reopen the quarter of the government currently closed. "President Trump is responsible not only for thousands of Coast Guard personnel not getting paid but hundreds of thousands of other federal employees also not getting...
  • 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.
  • Crab boat 'featured on Deadliest Catch capsizes in treacherous Oregon waters, killing all three crew

    01/11/2019 12:56:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 9,2019 | Lauren Fruen
    Three fishermen have died after their crab boat capsized in the the treacherous Oregon waters featured on the TV show Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove. The US Coast Guard say the vessel was crossing the dangerous Yaquina Bay bar in 14 foot waves on Tuesday night when the tragedy unfolded.
  • Trump personally intervened to pay Coast Guard in shutdown....

    12/31/2018 1:27:02 AM PST · by caww · 25 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 12/29/2018 | Paul Bedard
    Concerned about U.S. Coast Guard forces losing a paycheck in the partial government shutdown, President Trump personally urged his team to find a solution that would allow the administration to make this week’s $75 million payroll, according to officials. Trump stepped in on Wednesday, calling on top lawyers and staffers to determine if the Coast Guard could make payroll despite being included in the shutdown that has impacted about 25 percent of the government, including the Department of Homeland Security, which houses the Coast Guard. Officials said that Trump was keen to find a “way we can fix this” as...
  • Inside the capture of a drug kingpin’s cocaine submarine

    12/07/2018 6:16:44 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 18 replies ^ | 12/06/2018 | Emily Saul
    Jurors in drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s trial Thursday watched footage of the first-ever US Coast Guard interception of a cocaine-packed submarine. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Todd Bagetis, who took part in the September 2008 seizure, said his crew had been patrolling international waters when they came across the semi-submersible, some 350 miles east of Guatemala. Using night-vision goggles, his team boarded the submarine — where an irate crew immediately tried to sink the boat and toss off the lawmen. “They put the vessel in [reverse] and tried to throw my crew off. My crew were hanging onto the...