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The Pentagon Channel reports on the Coast Guard helping Washington State officials collect and discard toxic waste. *******CoastGuardNews****
8 Mar 2008
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A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Savannah, Ga., rescue five men from the disabled gambling ship Sun Cruz 9 17-miles off Florida. Coast Guard video by Lt. James Willingham, Air Station Savannah. *******CoastGuardNews****
14 Mar 2008
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VALLEJO, Calif. - Interview with Petty Officer 2nd Class Pete O'Brien, from Coast Guard Station Vallejo, about towing training conducted onboard two 25-foot smallboats. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer Jonathan R. Cilley *******CoastGuardNews****
17 Mar 2008
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*******CoastGuardNews**** Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Flippin describes his first rescue while performing search and rescue operations in Missouri after storms flooded areas near the Missouri and Mississippi rivers here Wednesday, March 18, 2008. The state of Missouri requested assistance from the Coast Guard, as a result two HH-65 rescue helicopters and three helicopter crews as well as several Disaster Area Response Teams (DARTs) were sent to the area to assist in rescue operations. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tom Atkeson
22 Mar 2008
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*******CoastGuardNews**** SAN DIEGO - Eleven Mexican migrants were apprehended this morning by Coast Guard officers as they tried to illegally enter the U.S. by boat. While on patrol, the crew of a 33-foot Coast Guard Station San Diego vessel encountered the 30-foot recreational vessel El Pescador at 4:50 a.m., about three miles off Point Loma, Calif. On board, they found 11 migrants, including one pregnant woman. The Coast Guard Cutter Petrel arrived on scene shortly thereafter, and embarked the migrants. The crews returned to Coast Guard Sector San Diego where they were met by agents from Customs and Border Protection's Office of Border Patrol, Marine Patrol, and the HIDTA Maritime Task Force who took the 11 migrants and the 30-foot El Pescador into custody for further investigation and processing.
25 Mar 2008
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*******CoastGuardNews**** The Pentagon Channel reports that Coast Guard cutter and a C-130 aircraft searched through the night for a missing crewmember after a 184 foot fishing boat sank off Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
29 Mar 2008
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SEATTLE - The U.S. Coast Guard and its counterparts from Canada, China, Japan, Korea and Russia will meet in a forum this week to discuss topics related to drug trafficking, maritime security, fisheries enforcement and illegal migration as part of the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum Experts Meeting. The North Pacific Coast Guard Forum was initiated in 2000 as a venue to foster cooperation through the sharing of information between the major countries bordering the North Pacific Ocean. Agencies from the six countries meet semiannually. The first session, called the experts meeting, is generally held in the spring. Here, the groundwork is done on ideas and recommendations that will be presented to each country's civil maritime leaders in the fall.
26 Mar 2008
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*******CoastGuardNews**** SEATTLE - The Coast Guard airlifted a 29-year-old male after he was injured in an ATV accident at Lake Tarboo, north of Quilcene, Wash., today. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles received a call from Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services at 1 p.m. requesting helicopter support for a male who had gotten into an ATV accident with his daughter. The father and daughter were in a heavily wooded area that would require the hoisting capability of a Coast Guard helicopter. The daughter was able to be transported out of the area into a clearing where an Air Lift Northwest helicopter was able to land and transport her to a local hospital. A Coast Guard HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles launched to the scene and airlifted the father to the same hospital as his daughter.
29 Oct 2008
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*******CoastGuardNews**** The Pentagon Channel reports that due to flooding, the Coast Guard has restricted boats on the Lower Mississippi River.
21 May 2008
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*******CoastGuardNews**** SEATTLE - An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., hoists an injured hiker near Forks, Wash., June 8, 2007. The crew was honored for their actions by Lt. Governor Brad Owen during a ceremony in Forks April 4, 2008. On behalf of Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire, Owen declared April 4 as Washington State Coast Guard Appreciation Day.
6 Apr 2008
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*******CoastGuardNews**** Overview of the Response Boat Medium (RB-M), including speed trials on Commencement Bay with the HH-65C Dolphin helicopter. The boat was delivered March 31 and is the Coast Guard's newest asset to enter the fleet. Hull 45601 was launched on March 3, 2008 and underwent performance testing for two weeks. The RB-M is an all-aluminum, 45-foot boat with twin diesel engines and water jet propulsion. It’s expected to be the primary non-heavy weather, multi-mission capable boat operating from Coast Guard small boat stations.
9 Apr 2008
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Vice Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., assumes command of the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, July 10, 2008. VADM Papp outlines his expectations and priorities for his upcoming watch as Commander, Atlantic Area.
16 Jul 2008
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