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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: BM2 Kyle Love

“His efforts to build each case improved safety on the water to support successful prosecution,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Phillip Null, the operations petty officer at Coast Guard Station Marblehead.

Appeals court upholds fine of nearly $500,000 for false distress call

Multiple surface and aviation assets from the U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard and local agencies search the water in Lake Erie for four people who were reported overdue, April 17, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Philip Null.

Last week the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a restitution payment of nearly $500,000 as part of the sentence handed down in United States of America v. Danik Shiv Kumar for making a false distress call that caused a massive search on Lake Erie in March 2012.

Shipmate of the Week – BM3 Timothy Mirandi

Petty Officer 3rd Class Timothy Mirandi

Capt. Jeff Ogden (left) and Chief Warrant Officer Sean McCarthy (right) present Petty Officer 3rd Class Timothy Mirandi (center) with an engraved plaque and oar Oct. 17, 2011. Mirandi was selected as the recipient of the Sector Detroit Lucien M. Clemons Boat Crewman Award. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen.

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Shipmate of the Week – Crew of CG201240

Special purpose craft airboat

The airboat crew of CG201240 brought 22 stranded and disoriented fishermen safely home after a sudden snowstorm created hazardous conditions on Lake Erie. Photo courtesy of Senior Chief Petty Officer Gregory Zerfass. Ice. Freezing temperatures. Blinding conditions. These are hostile environments to perform the Coast Guard’s missions, but for the men and women of the

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On dangerous ice – Coast Guard warns not all ice is safe

Record low temperatures this winter have led to many of America’s waterways freezing early – or in some cases for the first time in a long time – and a spate of ice rescues and some fatalities as people find themselves on dangerously thin ice. (File Photo) The crew of Coast Guard Station Burlington conducting ice

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itCG-Cleveland rescue, piracy training, oil spill, survival at sea

Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team perform a vertical insertion on the U.S.S. Cape St. George, Oct. 21, 2009, as part of the Spartan Rings maritime security exercise. Click on image for more information and imagery on the Spartan Rings exercise. (U.S. Navy Photo) The Cleveland Browns were not the only ones

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itCG-Secretary visit, F-16 crash, President’s award, crab preparations

The Coast Guard earned kudos from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano during a visit to the Vessel Traffic Center in New Orleans. Secretary Napolitano noted the Coast Guard’s diverse and often unpublicized port safety and security missions during a meeting with public and private sector stakeholders to discuss inter-agency coordination and port resurgence after Hurricane Katrina.

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