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Coast Guard Vice Commandant tests positive for COVID-19

Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Charles Ray

PortandTerminal.com, October 6, 2020 Gen. Mark Milley and several members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are self-isolating and working from home after a top Coast Guard official tested positive for coronavirus WASHINGTON – On Monday, the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Charles Ray, tested positive for COVID-19. He was tested the same day, after feeling mild symptoms over the …

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Coast Guard crew battle heroically to save their ship from fire

NIghtime. Firefighters. Ship on fire

PortandTerminal.com, September 24, 2020 ALAMEDA, CA – The crew of the Waesche, a national security cutter, battled heroically to save their ship after a fire broke out while it was underway in U.S. 7th Fleet on Sunday. The “shipboard engineering fire” was reported at about 5:15 p.m. local time after crew members found fire in the exhaust stack and nearby spaces. …

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Coast Guard Offloads $228 Million In Cocaine, Weed At Port Everglades

USCG officer patrolling ship with long gun. Seized drugs on board.

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than $228 million in cocaine, marijuana at Port Everglades MIAMI —The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) crew offloaded approximately 11,500 pounds of cocaine and approximately 17,000 pounds of marijuana, Thursday, worth more than $228 million. The drugs were interdicted in the international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South …

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PHOTOS: Coast Guard surveys aftermath of Hurricane Hanna

Sunken sailboat at pier. Debris following storm

PortandTerminal.com, July 26, 2020 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (USCG Press Release) — The Coast Guard conducted an overflight to survey the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna near Corpus Christi, Texas, Sunday.  A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew conducted a 115 mile survey beginning at Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi, transiting east to Rockport, Texas, south to Bob Hall Pier in Corpus Christi, Texas, and west …

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Coast Guard plans to make Charleston one of its largest US bases

PortandTerminal.com, February 19, 2020 The Coast Guard’s top officer is expected to announce this week that Charleston will become one of the largest concentrations of ships and guardsman in the nation. CHARLESTON, VA – Adm. Karl Schultz, the Coast Guard’s top officer, will announce Thursday that Charleston will become one of the largest concentrations of ships and guardsman in the …

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Golden Ray update: Ship removal could take more than a year

PortandTerminal.com, November 26, 2019 The MV Golden Ray is a 656 car carrier that has been lying on her side in shallow water since capsizing in St. Simons Sound near the Port of Brunswick in Georgia, United States in September. 4,200 vehicles still onboard. BRUNSWICK, GA – A cargo ship that capsized off the Georgia coast could remain in the sea for the next year. That’s the long-range outlook of …

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HEROS: Rescue swimmer & pilot recognized for saving 78 in Hurricane Harvey

PortandTerminal.com, November 2, 2019 The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded the Coast Guard Air Medal to rescue swimmer PO2 Daniel Gossage for helping to save 78 people during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. Hurricane Harvey Two people hug on a flooded street in Houston, TX following Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall on Texas and Louisiana in …

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US Coast Guard seizes another semi-sub with six tons of cocaine

PortandTerminal.com, September 24, 2019 The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant has intercepted a drug-laden, 40-foot semi-submersible in the Eastern Pacific. It’s not the first one the USCG has caught recently. While on routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific, Valiant’s crew interdicted a self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) in international waters carrying about 12,000 pounds of cocaine and apprehended four suspected drug smugglers. The haul is worth an …

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