itCG-Arctic expedition, Teacher at Sea, drug smugglers caught, a recovery and a rescue

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  • Canadian and U.S. cutters are headed as far north as they can go next week to work together on surveying the ocean floor and trying to determine where the edge of the continental shelf is. The Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Louis S. St.-Laurent and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy plan to meet on August 9 to begin the month-long joint expedition.
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  • Speaking of the CGC Healy and the survey expedition, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a NOAA Teacher at Sea program selectee, Christine Hedge, will join the expedition onboard Healy in an effort to bridge the gap between science and education. To follow Christine on her voyage, click here.
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  • Three teenagers are caught trying to smuggle 277 packages of marijuana into the U.S. on a sailboat. The Coast Guard spotted the small boat off the San Diego coast and Customs officials boarded it.
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  • A teenager and his uncle died after trying to save a family member who went into the water off their boat in Lake St. Clair, Michigan. The family member was rescued but the other two were recovered after Coast Guard and local responders searched the area.
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  • Coast Guard rescued two men and two children yesterday from a sandbar in the Wilson River on the coast of Oregon. The four were reported overdue from a rafting trip late Monday. Remember to always carry a means of communication whenever you are on the water.
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