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U.S. Coast Guard Seized Record Amount of Drugs in 2016

Evan Maguire, Brian Slattery Security, And bigger numbers could be coming.  The year 2016 was a record-breaking year for the U.S. Coast Guard’s fight against drug trafficking. By the end of October, the Coast Guard had seized over 416,600 pounds of cocaine worth nearly $5.6 billion, the largest one-year amount in the service’s history. Show More Summary

Tug ‘Samson Mariner’ Headed to Seattle for Repairs

The damaged tug Samson Mariner is returning to Seattle, Washington for repairs after running aground last week while towing a barge in Alaska’s Inside Passage northwest of Ketchikan. The U.S. Coast Guard approved a transit plan for the tug Samson Mariner to head south for repairs in Seattle with an escort tug. Show More Summary

Damaged Tug Heads to Seattle for Repair

The U.S. Coast Guard said it has green lighted a transit plan for the damaged tug Samson Mariner to head south from Ketchikan, Alaska for repairs in Seattle. The vessel departed on Tuesday accompanied by an escort tug. Samson Mariner was damaged and spilled approximately 1…

A top military officer summed up the unique nature of cyber warfare in one sentence

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The US military recognizes cyber as a war fighting domain in the same league as ground and air war now, but its unique nature can be a bit hard to comprehend. Fortunately, Coast Guard Vice Adm. Marshall Lytle gave...Show More Summary

Italy says 2,500 boat migrants rescued at sea in three days

ROME (Reuters) - Almost 2,500 boat migrants were rescued in the past three days, the Italian Coast Guard said on Thursday, as this year's arrivals already far outpace the record-setting 2016.

Tax Roundup, 2/23/17: You can have a friend, or you can have a bad debt. Also: Kansas tax veto, Coast Guard pay, more in the links!

With friends like this, who needs deductions? When you lose money on in investment, a business bad debt deduction for the […]

USCG Awards Polar Icebreaker Contracts

The U.S. Coast Guard awarded five firm fixed-price contracts for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis Wednesday. The contracts were awarded to the following recipients: Bollinger Shipyards, LLC, Lockport, Louisiana; Fincantieri Marine Group…

Coast Guard awards polar icebreaker design study contracts

The Coast Guard has awarded five fixed-price contracts for design studies and analysis of new heavy polar icebreakers. Coast Guard and Navy personnel will use the studies to refine heavy … Click to Continue »

Police, coast guard, fire service unions protest in Greece

About 1,200 uniformed Greek police, coast guards and firefighters are staging a protest in central Athens against funding, pay and hiring cuts linked with the country's bailout program. Protesters gathered … Click to Continue »

ABS Group Awarded USCG Blanket Purchase Agreement

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has awarded a follow-on $9 million Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to ABSG Consulting Inc., an ABS Group company (ABS Group). ABS Group will provide a range of Human Systems Integration (HSI) support to the USCG's Human Systems Integration Office (CG-1B3)…

Marine Jet Power Wins Korean Coast Guard Contracts

Marine Jet Power has been awarded two new contracts to supply waterjets for another eight units 500T Patrol Vessels for the Korean Coast Guard: five vessels to be built by Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction and three vessels to be built by Kangnam Corporation.

Philippines: Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abducted

5 days agoNews : The Cutline

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Vietnamese cargo ship off the Philippines' southern tip, killing a Vietnamese crewman and abducting six others including the vessel's captain, the Philippine coast guard and the ship's owner said Monday.

Officials determine cause of Coast Guard housing unit fire

A fire that broke out at a U.S. Coast Guard housing facility along the southern shore of Oahu caused an estimated $270,000 in damage. Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/2mdR75u) that … Click to Continue »

Navy Handed Over Seychelles Ship Topaz After Refit

Seychelles Coast Guard Patrol Ship (SCGPS) Topaz has completed her Medium Refit and has been handed over to Colonel Simone A Dine, Commander Seychelles Coast Guard by Rear Admiral Narayan Prasad, NM, Admiral Superintendent, Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam on 16 February 2017.

Coast Guard Hearings Wrap-Up in El Faro Probe

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., Feb 17 (Reuters) – U.S. investigators stood in silence for 33 seconds on Friday as they concluded the public phase of a probe into the sinking of the El Faro cargo ship during a 2015 hurricane, recognizing each crew member aboard who died. Show More Summary

Coast Guard: 1,100 Gallons of Diesel Spilled from ‘Samson Mariner’ in Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard and other federal and local agencies are continuing to respond to the tugboat Samson Mariner that ran aground and spilled fuel while towing a barge in the vicinity of Rosa Reef in north Tongass Narrows, Alaska, Wednesday evening. Show More Summary

The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of FDR's Floating White House

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

While many U.S. presidents enjoyed the services of a yacht, the most famous of those boats is the USS Potomac, the yacht that provided a refuge for Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1936 to 1945. The Coast Guard cutter was built to intercept bootleggers during Prohibition, but then was determined to be a good fit for Roosevelt. Show More Summary

Lift Boat Crew Rescued in US Gulf

Four crewmembers aboard the lift boat Superior Trust were rescued after the vessel became unstable near Southwest Pass, La., Wednesday. U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call early Wednesday morning reporting one of…

Trump, the Russian Ship and Suspicious Minds

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The Russian vessel has been plying the Eastern Seaboard, but a Coast Guard official said it was not unusual, and there was no cause for alarm.

Tug ‘Samson Mariner’ Sustains Minor Hull Breach After Grounding in Alaska’s Inside Passage

A U.S. Coast Guard pollution team in Ketchikan responded to a tug ran aground while towing a barge in the vicinity of north Tongass Narrows in Rosa Reef, Alaska, on Wednesday evening. The Coast Guard Coast says it received notification...Show More Summary

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