itCG – major drug bust, missing boater search suspended, ADM Allen talks with gCaptain

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Post written by Christopher Lagan.

Members of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team and U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) 91104 approach a fishing vessel near Anzio during a maritime security operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bash/Released)
Members of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) visit, board, search and seizure team and U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) 91104 approach a fishing vessel near Anzio during a maritime security operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew Bash/Released)
  • Last week, Guardians from Maritime Safety and Security Team 91104 (attached to the USS Anzio – flagship of Combined Task Force 151), assisted the Navy in the seizure of 4 tons of illegal drugs in the Gulf of Aden worth more than $28 million. According to Navy officials, the drugs seized in the region known as the “Hash Highway” could have helped fund the insurgency fighting Coalition forces in Afghanistan.
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  • The Coast Guard has suspended the search for one of two fishermen whose boat capsized off the coast of North Carolina over the weekend. Guardians were notified about the missing man Saturday morning after a second fisherman clung to the hull of their boat overnight before being rescued by a Good Samaritan. This tragedy underscores the importance of safe boating practices including wearing personal flotation devices and carrying a sound making device and/or radio.
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  • The folks over at gCaptain’s blog recently sat down with the Commandant of the Coast Guard for an in-depth interview. Admiral Allen shared his views on a range of topics related to the future of the maritime industry and the Coast Guard.
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