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1 hr ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

Icebreaker Healy wraps up summer research

Healy crewmen demonstrate an ice rescue tactic using the "MARSARS Cold Water Rescue Sling" during Ice Rescuer Training. Capt.


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5 hrs ago | Marine News

Mexican Navy Contracts Damen for Two Vessels

Secretaria de Marina orders seventh patrol vessel and a fast crew supplier In August 2014 the Mexican Navy and the Netherlands' Damen Shipyards Group signed contracts for the delivery of the design, material package, technical assistance and training for two vessels that will be built by the Mexican Navy, using the Damen Technical Cooperation program, which enables customers to build their vessel on the location of their choice. The first contract is for a Damen Stan Patrol 4207, the seventh of the Tenochtitlan-class , to be built on the navy yard ASTIMAR 1 in Tampico.


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10 hrs ago | Marine News

TWC Funds Training of 195 Mariners at San Jacinto College

Texas Workforce Commission informs that its Chairman, Andres Alcantar, recently visited the San Jacinto College maritime training center to present a $368,173 Skills Development Fund grant for maritime job training. The TWC Skills Development Fund grant will fund training for 195 mariners from Buffalo Marine Services, G&H Towing Co., Higman Barge Lines Inc., and J.A.M. Distributing.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Texas Workforce Commission, Human Resources, US Military, US News, US Coast Guard

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Miami Herald

Missing Miami woman's ex kills himself after police find body in car trunk

A morbid and bizarre tale of love, abuse and death played out from Miami through the Florida Keys on Tuesday, leaving family members reeling and police scurrying hundreds of miles to a crime scene. In the end, Miami police found a body so badly decomposed that they have not been able to determine whether it is missing 28-year-old Tanya Gonzalez.


Related Topix: Miami, FL, Monroe County, FL, Stock Island, FL, US News

KTOO-TV Juneau

Small boat found running by itself; no sign yet of operator

Other vessels on Monday afternoon spotted the 32-foot pleasure craft Spellbound running in circles at slow speed about a mile west of Point Louisa. Lt. Eric Ferree of Coast Guard Sector Juneau said they dispatched a 25-foot small rescue boat from Station Juneau, the 110-foot cutter Liberty from Auke Bay, and an H-60 helicopter from Sitka to search the area.


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Anchorage Daily News

U.S. icebreaker fleet will need makeover by about 2020, Coast Guard says

USCGC Polar Star icebreaker sits hove-to outside McMurdo Station, Antarctica in 2006. The Polar Star can break through ice up to 21 feet thick and steam continuously through 6 feet of ice at 3 knots.


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Man rescued after floating over 50 miles in ocean

A Texas man who spent over a day floating in the ocean is recovering after the Coast Guard found him alive and well. "We started fishing and that's when we noticed all the water coming on board and the whole front of the boat started going up," Trevino told the Associated Press .


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Coast Guard searching for man, 83, off LBI

Coast Guard crews train off the coast of Long Beach Island, N.J., Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The crew aboard the Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light 47-foot motor lifeboat trains with the crew of the Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to maintain proficiency in life-saving procedures.


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Marine News

Navy Ocean Services Contracts Awarded to Five Firms

The US Department of Defense inform that five firms are to share in a broad range of ocean engineering services contracts with a combined maximum dollar value of US$99-million. Details as follows: The five firms are: DoD explains that the work to be performed provides for ocean engineering services in support of projects involving ocean cable systems, ocean work systems , waterfront facilities, offshore structures, moorings, and ocean construction equipment.


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WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Coast Guard, Enbridge, and EPA to conduct simulated oil spill exercise in Michigan

More than 200 participants from the U.S. Coast Guard 9th District, Enbridge, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Environmental Protection Agency, and others, will take part in an exercise on Wednesday that simulates a 'worst-case scenario' oil spill. According to a press release from the Coast Guard, the exercise will focus on how to respond to a breach in Enbridge's Line 5, and a discharge of light crude oil.


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The Day

Waterford High grad assigned to Coast Guard cutter

Kevin Mathieu, son of Wendy and Ted Mathieu of Niantic, graduated the United States Coast Guard Basic Training Center in Cape May, N.J. in August.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Marine News

Off-duty Coast Guardsman Saves Six from the Sea

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center was notified at approximately 5:20 p.m., via VHF Channel 16, that a 38-foot pleasure craft was tipped over with the motor still running and six mariners in the water just south of the Greenport Ferry North Terminal. Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick O'Halloran, 27, a boatswain's mate at Station Chatham, was nearby on a private vessel and was the first on scene just 4 minutes later, to assist the mariners out of the water.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Coast Guard, Greenport, NY, Shelter Island, NY, Southold, NY

KCBY-TV Coos Bay

'Touchdown!' Oregon company deploys 1-of-a-kind wave-energy device

A crane on the deck of the Ironwood, a retired U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender, slowly lowers M3 Wave's wave-energy device, APEX, into the ocean about one 1 mile offshore Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014.


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Coast Guard Intercepts Drug Smugglers

Three Mexican national men are facing federal drug smuggling charges following their arrest early Saturday by Coast Guard units in connection with the interdiction of a panga carrying more than a ton of marijuana about 57 miles southwest of San Nicholas Island, California. A C-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif., spotted a suspicious panga boat while on patrol.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Coast Guard, Drugs

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Man admits to making bomb threat to avoid work

Federal prosecutors say a San Antonio man who did not want to go to work called a South Texas airport threatening that two bombs would be detonated. Authorities said in a statement Monday that 40-year-old Steve M. Gutierrez III pleaded guilty to threatening to damage or destroy a structure using explosives.


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Sunshine State News

Boaters Distraught over All Aboard Florida: Tell the Coast Guard Now

Waterway Guide, authority on cruising America's coastal waterways since 1947, is urging boaters to participate in the U.S. Coast Guard comment period -- giving the USCG their views on how railway bridges across South Florida waterways will affect them if and when All Aboard Florida becomes a reality. Those views must be in writing and must go directly to the U.S. Coast Guard, not to the magazine or anywhere else, according to the publication's news editor, Mike Ahart.


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The Day

Stosz is happy to continue her Coast Guard career

Rear Adm. Sandra L. Stosz, superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, said in a phone interview Friday that she is surprised but pleased the Coast Guard had selected her to continue as a rear admiral following her tour at the academy.


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Marietta Times

Very first Parkersburg Paddlefest goes well

Paddleboards, kayaks and canoes filled with about 70 rowers participated in the inaugural Parkersburg Paddlefest on Saturday morning on the Ohio River. "We had about 60 boats launch and 70 people registered," said John Wiseman, director of the event and co-owner of Lapping the Couch Adventures.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Marine News

USCG Respond to Grounded Vessel near Pleasant Harbor, Washington

The Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology responded to a report of a 65-foot pleasure craft that ran aground near Pleasant Harbor in Brinnon, Wash., Sept. 14, 2014.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Coast Guard, Washington, Washington Government, Science, Ecology, Brinnon, WA

CBS Local

Man's Body Found In Detroit River Near Mud Island

Police in suburban Detroit say investigators are looking for clues to the identity of a man whose body was found in the Detroit River. Ecorse police Sgt.


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