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  • In the very early hours yesterday morning, a man who fell from a cruise ship off the coast of Florida was rescued by another cruise ship. After the man went overboard, boats in the area began a search. Fortunately, a crew from the Disney Wonder found and rescued him about an hour-and-a-half later.
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  • Justice was served yesterday to a Liberian ocean shipping company who admittedly falsified oily water discharge records. A Coast Guard inspection of one of the company’s large oceangoing ships last year uncovered evidence of a pipe installed to bypass the ship’s pollution control system and pump untreated bilge water directly into the ocean. A subsequent joint Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency investigation was conducted.
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  • David Helvarg, the author of the book Rescue Warriors: The U.S. Coast Guard, America’s Forgotten Heroes, was on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show yesterday talking about the Coast Guard’s vast roles and mission areas. You can listen to the segment here.
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