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A boater’s holiday list

Finding gifts can sometimes be a hassle, but Compass is here to help you make the most out of your holiday shopping. Why not embrace the spirit of giving and turn your holiday gift into something that makes your loved one safe all year round? The holidays are a perfect time to arm your friends

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Take the SEARCH out of SAR

Did you know that your VHF marine radio is likely equipped with a technology called DSC, or digital selective calling, that can help rescuers take the “search” out of search and rescue? Ever wonder how that red “distress” button on your radio works? This is how. (Pay attention, this is important stuff, it could save

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Coast Guard intends to terminate Loran-C next month

(File photo from 1992) Loran Station Dana, Indiana. The unit's mission is to transmit Loran-C navigation signals into the Northeast United States and Great Lakes chain. (File photo from 2000) Electronics Technician 1st Class (ET1) Damon Raley performs a routine system check at Loran Station Kodiak. (USCG photo by PA1 Keith Alholm) At 2000 GMT

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itCG – Guardian rescued, VADM Crea honored, holiday gift guide

Members of Coast Guard Station Juneau endured the pain of pepper spray in part of the Coast Guard's Law Enforcement Policy which doesn't allow members to carry pepper spray if not first sprayed. The test is a stream of spray followed by 30 seconds of agony, all while another shipmate attacks you with a training

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Then and Now Part 3: Shedding Light on Navigation

Post written by LTJG Ryan T. White Let’s go back in time once more; further back than we’ve ever gone before, to a time before the U.S. Life Saving Service; back even before the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service. It’s August 7, 1789 and we have witnessed the creation of the U.S. Lighthouse Service. Prior to

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