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  • 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...
  • FBI investigating dirty bomb threat on ship in South Carolina

    06/14/2017 10:47:48 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 9 replies
    News ^ | Staff
    Officials with the Coast Guard say federal and state authorities are continuing to investigate a potential threat which was reported at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night. Coast Guard officials say the FBI is investigating a report of a "dirty bomb" aboard a vessel.
  • Feds investigate possible dirty bomb in Charleston

    06/14/2017 10:02:33 PM PDT · by Texas Colonel · 184 replies ^ | 14 June 2017 | Texas Colonel
    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Coast Guard say federal and state authorities are continuing to investigate a potential threat which was reported at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night. Coast Guard officials say the FBI is investigating a report of a "dirty bomb" aboard a vessel.
  • US Delivers Ship to Vietnam Coast Guard

    05/29/2017 11:46:31 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    Marine Link ^ | May 26, 2017 | Joseph Keefe
    The U.S. Coast Guard transferred a high-endurance cutter to its Vietnamese counterpart in Honolulu, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said on Friday, in the latest effort to deepen ties with its former foe.
  • Now The U.S. Coast Guard Wants Cruise Missiles On Its Icebreakers Too

    05/22/2017 9:40:57 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 22, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    As Russia is building literally a new armada of new icebreakers, ice-capable supply ships, a massive arctic "research" submarine and icebreaker surface combatants armed with cruise missiles, the Pentagon is now looking at arming its relatively tiny fleet of future icebreakers with similar weapons as well. The revelation came during a House subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing where Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft was discussing the service's plans to build three new medium icebreakers, with the first delivery occurring by 2023. A major design study is underway now and the nature of the icebreaker's capabilities still remain up for...

    11/07/2016 8:58:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/7/16
    ..... Clinton campaign had contacted the Coast Guard for permission to pull off a 2 minute long fireworks display over the Hudson River when the election results went final. The fireworks would be visible from the Jacob Javits....
  • Coast Guard Searching for Woman Seen Jumping from Carnival Cruise Ship

    09/07/2016 8:16:51 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    NBC ^ | 9/7/2016 | Jay Varela
    The Coast Guard was searching Wednesday for an upstate New York woman who plunged into the water from a Carnival cruise ship off the coast of Grand Bahama Island. The passenger "was witnessed jumping overboard" from the 11th deck of the Carnival Ecstasy around 2:30 a.m. ET, Carnival Cruise Line spokeswoman Jennifer de la Cruz said in a statement."