itCG-Guardians in Kuwait, low visibility boating, migrant interdiction, hurricane preparedness, several rescues

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  • After months of training, Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 301 left Cape Cod, Mass., and arrived in Kuwait to relieve their west coast counterparts, PSU 311 from San Pedro. While on deployment, PSU 301 will work with Navy Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron Five.
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  • Over at Erika’s Powerboating blog, she provides some great tips on boating in the fog. As a prior Guardian, she said she learned some great precautions that she still uses today. Here is a summary of her tips… maintain a proper lookout; slow down; use a sound signal; stop and listen periodically; use navigation equipment; stop if you become disoriented and call the Coast Guard on VHF Channel 16.
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  • In cooperation with Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) Law Enforcement authorities, Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo repatriated 26 Dominican migrants and detained eight others. A Customs and Border Protection aircraft crew located a 20-foot wooden boat grossly overloaded about eight miles west of Puerto Rico on Thursday.
    Story here
  • Preparedness is for everyone. The Department of Homeland Security has created interactive web preparedness games to help teach children – and adults – how to prepare for emergencies. Head over and check them out.
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Several rescues happened yesterday. Here are just a few…

2 comments on “itCG-Guardians in Kuwait, low visibility boating, migrant interdiction, hurricane preparedness, several rescues”

  1. This may sound silly, but today at the R.C. Durr YMCA it was announced that parents could not use inflated swimmies on there children in the pool. Now they also announced that the Coast Guard makes the rules that govern the outdoor pool. Explain please.
    Thank you.

  2. Tara, the Coast Guard does not regulate outdoor pools. It does, however, set minimum standards for recreational boats and associated safety equipment including personal floatation devices (PFDs). Although these standards apply to recreational boaters, other facilities may follow our guidelines for PFDs. To find out more about Coast Guard approved PFDs, go to the Coast Guard Boating Safety web site.

    LT Connie Braesch
    Coast Guard Public Affairs

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