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  • After a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) aircraft spotted a semi-submersible boat last Thursday, the Coast Guard intercepted it off the Pacific coast of Columbia. Drug and contraband smugglers are using these types of boats to avoid being detected, but CBP’s P-3 Orion patrol aircraft are equipped with the technology to detect them.
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  • Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Coast Guard Air Station Astoria resources searched throughout the night for four women who did not return from a boat trip. The women finally called family members this morning to report that they had gotten lost in the fog but were safely ashore. Navigating a boat in the fog is difficult and can be very dangerous. Before boating, check the weather, carry the proper safety gear, and bring a marine band radio for communications.
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  • The Washington state shoreline was busy last night with rescues as Guardians responded to another case. Coast Guard crews from Air Station Port Angeles and CGC Terrapin rescued a man in distress after his sailboat overturned in Hood Canal. Guardians pulled the man from the water and helped to right his boat.
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  • Yesterday, Guardians flew in on a helicopter to talk to kids about the Coast Guard, safety and search and rescue. Teaching water safety is one of the goals of Savannah’s Horizon Summer Enrichment Program camp for school children in low-income households. Watch a video at the link below.
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