itCG-Missouri River cutter, boat thieves caught, Lake Michigan safety, diesel fuel contained

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  • Coast Guard Cutter Cheyenne, based out of St. Louis, took Congressman and Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Ike Skelton and Eight District Commander Admiral Mary Landry underway on the Missouri River yesterday. As many don’t realize, the Coast Guard’s Eighth District includes an area of responsibility throughout central United States from Wyoming across to West Virginia down to Alabama and over to New Mexico.
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  • A Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Astoria helped police find and catch two suspected boat thieves. The local police located two other suspects and all four men were taken to jail on various charges.
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  • Coast Guard Commandant, Admiral Thad Allen, visited Coast Guard Training Center Cape May yesterday. During his visit, he talked with media about his concerns regarding fishing vessel safety and stability regulations.
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  • Coast Guard is ready for this weekend’s Chicago Air & Water Show on Lake Michigan. About two million people are expected to make their way to the lakefront for the event. Coast Guard and other waterside resources will work together to keep the public safe and enforce a safety zone on the lake around the airshow.
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  • Pollution responders were able to capture and remove about half of the 200 gallons of diesel fuel that escaped from an underground pipe at a marina in Hampton Harbor, Virginia, on Thursday. Thankfully, they were able to contain the spill and mitigate any major environmental impacts.
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