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Area Port of Pembina Participates in ‘Bring Your Child to Work Day’
05/21/2015 11:08 PM EDT

PEMBINA, N.D. – The Area Port of Pembina sponsored “Bring Your Child to Work Day” on May 14 at the Port of Pembina, North Dakota. Forty-three boys and girls, ages 13-14, from the North Border School District attended the event accompanied by their…

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Area Port of Pembina Participates in ‘Bring Your Child to Work Day’
05/21/2015 11:08 PM EDT

PEMBINA, N.D. – The Area Port of Pembina sponsored “Bring Your Child to Work Day” on May 14 at the Port of Pembina, North Dakota. Forty-three boys and girls, ages 13-14, from the North Border School District attended the event accompanied by their…

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Service members welcome local community; conduct ship tours during Fleet Week New York
05/21/2015 08:45 PM EDT

Citizens from New York City and the surrounding tri—state area flocked to the Hudson River piers to tour U.S. Navy ships and Coast Guard cutters participating in Fleet Week New York, May 21.

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Imagery Available: Coast Guard assists mariner at sea in Mexican waters, stresses preparedness
05/21/2015 08:21 PM EDT

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SAN DIEGO — A San Diego based Coast Guard cutter assisted a mariner at sea, Thursday, after his boat began taking on water 12 miles south of Point Loma in Mexican waters.

The Joint Harbor Operations Center in San Diego received a VHF-FM radio call on Channel 16, the international hailing and distress frequency, at 9:20 a.m., from the owner of the Spin Drift, a 17-foot aluminum boat, requesting Coast Guard assistance after his vessel began taking on water.

The Coast Guard dispatched the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Haddock and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to assist.

The Haddock arrived on scene at 10 a.m., and deployed their small boat with a rescue and assist team aboard.

“The vessel was taking on water with about 60 gallons of water on the deck,” said Lt. Katie Spira, the commanding officer of the Haddock. “They were taking on water with a rate of about five gallons per minute.”

The rescue and assist team dewatered the vessel and the Haddock escorted the vessel to port in San Diego.

Upon returning to port, the cutter crew terminated the vessel’s voyage after finding three violations. The vessel did not have watertight integrity and only had buckets to thwart the flooding, had no sound producing device such as an air horn and no visual distress devices such as flares or a signaling mirror.

“Having equipment such as flares and air horns is a good way to signal those around you that you need help,” Spira said. “Thankfully the gentleman had a radio he was able to contact us on. We encourage all mariners to ensure they have all the required equipment on their vessel and make sure it’s in good working order every time they get underway.”

The cause of the flooding is unknown.

Mariners can ensure their vessels have the required equipment by arranging a free vessel safety exam with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Auxiliary also offers safe boating courses for mariners. To find the location of the nearest Auxiliary flotilla and a schedule of safe-boating classes, please visit their website at www.cgaux.org.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile Change of Command, Capt. Duke Walker retires
05/21/2015 08:01 PM EDT

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MOBILE, Ala. — Capt. Duke Walker transferred command of Coast Guard Sector Mobile to Capt. Joe Snowden during a change-of-command ceremony at the Alabama Cruise Terminal in Mobile, Alabama, Thursday.

Capt. Joe Snowden assumed command of Sector Mobile and responsibility for operations along the Gulf coastline and the adjacent offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the inland waterways systems. Snowden previously served as Deputy Commander of Sector Mobile.

After the change-of-command ceremony, Capt. Walker retired after serving the U.S. Coast Guard for 28 years.

The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored tradition and deeply rooted in Coast Guard and Naval history. The event signifies a total transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability for the command.

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San Diego Border Patrol Agents Arrest Armed Suspect
05/21/2015 05:49 PM EDT

TECATE, Calif.—Tuesday, Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Cajon Border Patrol Station arrested an armed man approximately five miles east of the Tecate port of entry. At around 8:15 a.m., agents on patrol observed an individual north of the…

CBP Advises Travelers to Arrive Prepared during the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend
05/21/2015 02:06 PM EDT

DETROIT – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations reminds travelers planning trips across the Detroit, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie border crossings to have their approved travel documents and to anticipate heavy traffic…

Drummond Island Reporting Station is Opening Soon for the Boating Season
05/21/2015 01:30 PM EDT

Sault Ste Marie, Mich— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations today announced the opening date of the Drummond Island reporting station for the 2015 summer boating season starting May 22. Field Operations anticipates a busy summer…

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San Diego Border Patrol Agents Arrest Armed Suspect
05/21/2015 05:49 PM EDT

TECATE, Calif.—Tuesday, Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Cajon Border Patrol Station arrested an armed man approximately five miles east of the Tecate port of entry. At around 8:15 a.m., agents on patrol observed an individual north of the…

CBP Advises Travelers to Arrive Prepared during the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend
05/21/2015 02:06 PM EDT

DETROIT – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations reminds travelers planning trips across the Detroit, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie border crossings to have their approved travel documents and to anticipate heavy traffic…

Drummond Island Reporting Station is Opening Soon for the Boating Season
05/21/2015 01:30 PM EDT

Sault Ste Marie, Mich— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations today announced the opening date of the Drummond Island reporting station for the 2015 summer boating season starting May 22. Field Operations anticipates a busy summer…

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