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  • 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...
  • Coast Guard Intercepts ‘Narco-Submarine’ Carrying More Than TWO TONS of Cocaine

    09/06/2018 6:33:39 PM PDT · by McGruff · 50 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | September 6, 2018
    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Long Range Tracker (LRT) crew worked with the U.S. Coast Guard to seize over two tons of cocaine valued at nearly $55 million. The crew was patrolling the Eastern Pacific Aug. 3 in coordination with the Joint Interagency Task Force South when they detected a Low Profile Vessel (LPV). A U.S. Coast Guard cutter intercepted the LPV, apprehending four people who were moving 63 bales of cocaine weighing 4,215 lbs. valued at $54,938,310.
  • Coast Guard warns mariners of no offshore radio communications along South Florida coast

    06/27/2018 5:34:39 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 69 replies
    U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/27/2018 06:19 PM EDT MIAMI — Coast Guard Sector Miami reported a loss of radio communication capability Wednesday. The Coast Guard cannot monitor radio traffic offshore and is urging mariners to use extreme caution throughout the Miami Captain of the Port Zone, which includes the ports and waterways surrounding Fort Pierce, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and the Miami areas. Mariners are reminded to check all safety equipment, carry a fully charged cell phone, and file a float plan with a friend or family member before getting underway. If in distress, mariners should...
  • Coast Guard searching for cruise passenger who fell overboard

    05/22/2018 9:55:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2018 | 7:45pm | Alexandra Deabler, Fox News
    The man, identified as Brian Lamonds of Greensboro, NC, was reported missing Tuesday morning as the ship was sailing from Tampa to Key West. The Coast Guard was notified of the missing guest and is conducting a search, Carnival Cruise said in a statement to Fox News. … Coast Guard Key West watch was notified of the missing passenger around 10 a.m. and sent out a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo to aid in the search.
  • The Long Blue Line: Holly Harrison – Bronze Star Recipient of Operation Iraqi Freedom [USCG]

    04/02/2018 5:27:14 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    Coast Guard Compass (Official Blog of the U.S. Coast Guard) ^ | Thursday, March 29, 2018 | Written by William H. Thiesen, Ph.D. (Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian)
    As with any meaningful career, that of Holly Harrison reflects her hard work and devotion to duty. Harrison comes from a military family tracing its connection to the nation’s armed services back several generations. Early in life, she continued her family’s tradition of service to country, gaining hands-on experience with Coast Guard units while still in high school. She spent a year in college working hard to fulfill her dream of entrance into and graduation from the Coast Guard Academy. After completing four years at the Academy, Harrison received a variety of shipboard assignments, including ones on Cutter Storis,...
  • Q Anon: (3/9/18) Continued from Wednesday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/09/2018 12:57:47 AM PST · by ransomnote · 2,647 replies ^ | 3/9/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior...
  • Out of gas and drunk on the Chesapeake Bay (truncated)

    02/22/2018 10:21:54 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 19 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 2/20/18 | Scott Daugherty
    Title: Out of gas and drunk on the Chesapeake Bay, he made a false distress call. Now he's going to prison. With his boat dead in the water, Justin Stahmer took to his radio in 2016 to broadcast a distress signal. But he didn’t say he was drunk and out of gas in the Chesapeake Bay. He didn’t say much of anything. Just “man overboard,” according to court documents. In response, the Coast Guard sent a 45-foot rescue boat, an 87-foot cutter and a Sikorsky HH-60 helicopter into the dark of night to search for an endangered boater who never...
  • Drug Cartels Deploy New Stealthy Boats To America’s Pacific Shore

    01/29/2018 6:38:09 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 29, 2018 | John Konrad
    Since the tragic death of U. S. Coast Guard Boatswain’s Mate Chief Petty Officer Terrell five years ago the efforts of cartels to smuggle drugs with the use of small high-speed panga boats has only intensified… and now the cartels have a new weapon they are using to invade America’s Pacific Coast.

    01/03/2018 8:55:26 PM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 54 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/3/2018 | Staff
    HOUSTON - U.S. Coast Guard officials are trying to make contact with a Texas-bound, single-engine plane they say is missing. Officials say the plane took off from Oklahoma City Wednesday and was headed to Georgetown Municipal Airport but diverted at some point and headed south. Coast Guard officials say they lost contact with the pilot after the plane flew past Freeport. The New Orleans Coast Guard is sending a plane to make communication with the aircraft. Officials have not said at this time whether the plane crash. They are labeling the incident an "aircraft emergency." It is unknown at this...
  • Trump is hosting a golf outing for US Coast Guard service members (Friday 29 Dec 17)

    12/29/2017 12:56:18 PM PST · by xzins · 38 replies ^ | 29 Dec 17 | Jay LeBlanc
    Updated 2 Hours Ago President Trump is hosting a golf outing for U.S. Coast Guard service members Friday at his course in West Palm Beach, Florida. The president invited about 60 service members from Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet to play at Trump International Golf Course. The president will also provide lunch for the service members. "These brave men and women patrol the waterways near Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago everyday," Deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement. "The President wanted to thank these service members personally for their service to this nation."
  • Delta Queen faces U.S. House fight to return to service

    12/12/2017 11:05:30 AM PST · by iowamark · 16 replies
    The Louisiana Weekly ^ | December 11, 2017 | Christopher Tidmore
    Designated one of the eleven most endangered historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Delta Queen sits rotting on a dock in Houma, La. This despite the fact that its owners have pledged to invest more than $10 million in repairs and upgrades as soon as both houses of Congress act. But a push in Congress seeking to restore this last overnight, passenger steamboat to service faces strong cross currents. A lobbying campaign by the U.S. Coast Guard and one of the 90-year-old Delta Queen’s potential competitors, American Cruise Line owner Charles Robertson, has kept the “exemption”...
  • President Trump and First Lady Melania Visit Coast Guard Station for Thanksgiving… (Must Viewing)

    11/23/2017 8:52:20 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 31 replies
    Cool ideo at Link

    11/11/2017 4:37:48 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 45 replies
    DangerOnion ^ | October 31, 2017 | DangerOnion
    They set off from Hawaii in May of this year, bound for Tahiti. They were caught in a storm that both ruined their engine and rendered their mast and sails useless. They were unable to contact help. They drifted for five months, living off of dry food and a handheld watermaker (takes the salt out of seawater so you can drink it) until they were rescued by a fishing boat and, eventually, the Navy. Now here’s how much of their story makes sense: They left Hawaii in May. They were rescued five months later by the Navy. That’s it. That’s...
  • Holes emerge in Hawaii women's tale of survival in the Pacific

    10/31/2017 9:45:33 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 149 replies ^ | 10/31/17 | fox/ap
    Something is wishy-washy here. Two Hawaii women who claimed they were lost at sea for five months and “would have been dead within 24 hours” had the U.S. Navy not picked them up last week never activated their emergency beacon, the Coast Guard said Tuesday, adding to a growing list of inconsistencies and questions that cast doubt on their harrowing tale of survival in the Pacific Ocean. "If the thing was operational and it was turned on, a signal should have been received very, very quickly that this vessel was in distress," Phillip R. Johnson, a retired Coast Guard officer,...
  • Navy rescues 2 Americans and their dogs who were lost at sea for months

    10/26/2017 1:08:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 95 replies
    USA Today ^ | October 26,2017 | John Bacon
    <p>A perilous journey for two Americans lost at sea for five months after their boat lost power in a Pacific Ocean storm has ended with the rescue of the women and their dogs, the Navy said Thursday.</p> <p>"They saved our lives," Jennifer Appel said after the rescue. "The pride and smiles we had when we saw (the ship) on the horizon was pure relief."</p>
  • Earthquake detected in North Korea, but officials split on whether it was a new detonation

    09/23/2017 4:48:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2017/09/23
    Earthquake detected in North Korea, but officials split on whether it was a new detonation China detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that it called a "suspected explosion" South Korea's weather agency said it believed it to be a natural earthquake Previous quakes from North Korea have indicated nuclear tests China's earthquake administration said on Saturday it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that was a "suspected explosion", but it was still unclear whether the nation had actually conducted a new nuclear test. Amid a growing war of words between Pyongyang and Washington, Chinese officials...

    08/06/2017 12:28:29 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 111 replies
    Sparta Report ^ | Aug. 5, 2017 (6:29am) | nbc
    So at what point is this a court martial offense? The admiral is openly defying the President who is drafting policy with the Pentagon to end transgender individuals in the military. The ban is going to do three things when fully implemented: **It will end the practice of individuals signing up for military service to get their transgender fantasies fulfilled and fully paid for by the federal government. **It will eliminate incredibly costly treatments **It will rollback the creeping politically correct culture infecting the military, the military is not there for social experimentation… it is there to defend the United...
  • Happy 227th Birthday, United States Coast Guard

    08/04/2017 8:15:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    See body of thread for links | August 4, 2017
    The United States Coast Guard was established August 4, 1790. United States Coast Guard Tribute "Semper Paratus" US Coast Guard home page  
  • Charge: Drunk, gun-wielding husband killed wife in Uber ride

    07/07/2017 10:44:34 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 32 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 06 July 2017 | Levi Pulkkinen
    Murder charge filed after Seattle woman, 29, fatally shot riding home from a wedding All Jennifer Morrison Espitia wanted was to Uber home safely. Instead, King County prosecutors say, she was shot dead by her husband during a drunken, nonsensical argument. Charged Thursday with second-degree murder, Cameron Espitia, 31, is alleged to have shot Jennifer in the back of the head on Sunday while both were riding in an Uber. Prosecutors say Espitia was drunk and irate after attending a wedding with Jennifer. “Despite the fact that he was armed with a loaded firearm, he consumed numerous alcoholic drinks and...
  • Historic Shipwreck Found a Century After Sinking Off California Coast

    06/17/2017 7:58:47 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 67 replies
    KQED ^ | 14 Jun, 2017 | Anna Kusmer
    One hundred years ago this week, the Coast Guard cutter McCulloch, a world-traveled vessel stationed in San Francisco, collided with a passenger ship in the fog and sank to the ocean floor off the coast of Southern California. For almost a century, the ship was lost. On Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the McCulloch had been found, four miles off Pt. Conception, west of Santa Barbara. Searching in the Deep “It’s been decades in the works,” says Robert Schwemmer, the West Coast Regional Maritime Heritage Coordinator for NOAA. “To put...