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Coast Guard places ports under condition WHISKEY due to Erika

As Tropical Storm Erika approaches, South Florida’s ports have been placed under port condition WHISKEY as of 8 p.m. Thursday, which means that sustained gale force winds of 39 to 54 mph may arrive within 72 hours. 624 more words

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Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailboat in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Local Coast Guard crews rescued two people Tuesday from a sinking sailboat in Portsmouth.

Crews received the call for help around 11:30 a.m. 90 more words

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Surveying What Hurricane Katrina Swept out to Sea

This is a post by Nir Barnea of NOAA’s Marine Debris Program.

Hurricane Katrina was a powerful storm, one which brings a variety of powerful images to people’s minds: The satellite image of the huge storm moving toward the Gulf Coast, the flooded neighborhoods of New Orleans, damaged boats strewn all over like discarded toys. 757 more words

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Photo: HMCS Summerside and U.S. Coast Guard conduct mock medical evacuation

A helicopter rescue crew from Air Station Cape Cod in Bourne, Mass., trained with the Canadian navy Aug. 24, 2015, in Cape Cod Bay. An aviation survival technician and a public affairs specialist were lowered onto the Canadian Warship HMCS Summerside for a mock medical evacuation. 141 more words

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Massive Search After Report Of Boat Sinking Near Sandy Hook, N.J.

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Helicopters, dive teams and the U.S. Coast Guard converged on the Sandy Hook Channel off the New Jersey shoreline Tuesday night, after reports of a sinking fishing boat. 322 more words

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Man missing after going overboard off freighter in Lake Michigan

MASON COUNTY, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who went overboard off a freighter in Lake Michigan early Sunday morning near Ludington. 193 more words

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Coast Guard Helps Man Having Medical Emergency On Boston Harbor Boat

BOSTON (CBS) — The U.S. Coast Guard helped a 50-year-old man who was having a medical emergency aboard a boat in Boston Harbor on Saturday night. 49 more words

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