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Local Coast Guardsmen coordinate rescue of six from sinking catamaran

ATLANTIC OCEAN – Watchstanders with the 5th Coast Guard District in Portsmouth coordinated the rescue of six sailors from a catamaran approximately 275 miles southwest of Bermuda Thursday. 151 more words

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Cutest Captain: Sea Lion Caught In Fishing Gear Hops On Boat

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a juvenile sea lion was so happy to be rescued after getting hooked by fishing gear off Southern California, it jumped into a Coast Guard boat. 97 more words

Little Sand Island Back in Business for Burn Testing

By NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator Adam Davis

Recently, I had the privilege of joining folks from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Research and Development Center as well as researchers from Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) for a portion of a test burn conducted on Little Sand Island located at the mouth of the Mobile River in Alabama. 813 more words

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Search for Ohio plane that vanished to continue until recovery

Cleveland officials say the search for a plane carrying six people that disappeared last week over Lake Erie will continue until the aircraft is found. 125 more words

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Galleys to be redesigned on Coast Guard patrol ships to allow crews to cook safely on board

Galleys on the Canadian Coast Guard’s new patrol ships are getting a makeover so crews can cook safely.

The ergonomics of the kitchens are “compromised” and facilities need to be rearranged, the government has told potential contractors. 478 more words

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Debris found in Lake Erie consistent with missing plane: Officials

Cleveland officials searching for a plane carrying six people that disappeared over Lake Erie say more than 120 pieces of debris have been recovered, and many are consistent with the type of aircraft that vanished. 122 more words

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UW freshman among 6 missing after airplane crashes in Lake Erie

MADISON — A University of Wisconsin-Madison freshman is among the six people missing and feared lost after a private plane crashed in Lake Erie near Cleveland on December 29th, a news release from UW indicated on Monday, January 2nd. 617 more words

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