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Senator Rockefeller to Carnival’s Micky Arison – Will You Reimburse Taxpayers?

Carnival Cruise Line pays virtually no Federal taxes, yet without the docks, roads, and airports provided by local, state and the federal governments, it would be unable to operate its cruise line.  And, when one of its ships gets into trouble, Carnival … Continue reading

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Carnival Triumph Update: Coast Guard Says Fuel Line Leak Started Disabling Fire

In an announcement that raises as many questions as it answers, U.S. Coast Guard marine casualty investigation team leader, Lt. Cmdr. Teresa Hatfield, said in a conference call with reporters that the fuel oil return line in the No. 6 … Continue reading

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The Blind Date Explosion Hoax – Tallying the Cost

Audio: Yacht Explosion Hoax Distress Call The distress call came into the Coast Guard, who immediately dispatched rescue helicopters and boats.

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Container Ship Horizon Reliance Saves Three in Nighttime Rescue in the Pacific

At around 2AM local time Wednesday, the container ship Horizon Reliance rescued three Canadians, two men and a 9 year old boy, from the 33 foot disabled sailboat, Liahona, about 411 nautical miles east of Honolulu, Hawaii.  The winds were gusting over 40 knots … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Cutter Midgett Busts Midget Sub Loaded with Cocaine

The US Coast Guard Cutter Midgett recently busted a midget sub loaded with cocaine while on a cruise of the Eastern Pacific.    The 35′ long self-propelled semi-submersible was carrying 6,000 kilograms of cocaine from Columbia bound for the United States.  This was … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama Christens National Security Cutter Stratton

Last Friday, Michelle Obama was the first First Lady ever to christen a US Coast Guard Cutter, the National Security Cutter Stratton.   The cutter is named after the first woman to serve as a commissioned officer in the U. S. … Continue reading

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