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Coast Guard stops mock dirty bomb from entering New York City

Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish joined police, fire and environmental protection officials from the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in an exercise aimed at protecting the island of Manhattan from a potential terrorist attack by water. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Annie R. Berlin.

Representatives of New York Police Department’s Marine Division, Fire Department of New York and Department of Homeland Security update the tactical board marking the positions of small boats under their control on the bridge of Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Later this year, America will observe the 10th anniversary of the tragic

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Week in the Life of the Coast Guard: Weekend

Alligator's smallboat

Written by Chief Petty Officer CC Clayton, editor-in-chief, Coast Guard Magazine Ever wonder what the Coast Guard does in an average week during the winter months? Probably pretty slow, right? While a lot of people are digging themselves out from another winter snowstorm, our service is out in full force training, rescuing those in need,

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itCG – ice breaking begins, EPIRB rescue, arming helicopters, video of the year

In this file photo, the Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay clears a path through the icy waters of the Hudson River. The Penobscot Bay is on its way to the Great Lakes to augment the other eight ice breakers assigned to Operations Taconite and Coal Shovel. (USCG photo PA3 Mike Hvozda) Click the image to

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