itCG-Swab Summer starts, tragic ending to rescue, ferry investigation, Alaska search

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  • Although classes don’t start until mid-August, yesterday was the first day of Swab Summer for the Coast Guard Academy class of 2013. According to the article, the Academy averages about an 85 percent graduation rate. For other interesting statistics about the class of 2013, read our recent post and the story below.
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  • A sad day yesterday for the family of the mother and young daughter who died after being swept away by a riptide off the beach in San Mateo, California. The two were rescued but were in critical condition and later passed away at the hospital.
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  • Coast Guard is investigating a recent ferry accident near Corpus Christi, Texas. Certain vessel casualties are required to be reported to the U.S. Coast Guard in accordance with 46 CFR part 4.05
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  • A man is still missing after his powered canoe was found adrift in Clarence Strait, Alaska yesterday morning. Coast Guard and Good Samaritans searched throughout the day but have not located the missing man. Unfortunately, he was reportedly not wearing a life jacket and it is unknown whether he was wearing appropriate clothing for the approximately 50 degree water.
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CBraesch

4 comments on “itCG-Swab Summer starts, tragic ending to rescue, ferry investigation, Alaska search”

  1. No Worries LT Braesch, we all knew what you meant!! Thank for your continuous dedication of keeping the CG family in the “the know”!

  2. LT Brian Smicklas,

    Yes, according to the article, approximately 250 of the 295 cadets will graduate. I have heard that this percentage may be a bit high, but it is only an estimate. I am sure that each Academy class is different.

    Were you an Academy graduate? If so, what was the graduation rate for your class?

    CBraesch

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