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Securing the shared northern border

In 2009 the U.S secretary of Homeland Security and the Canadian minister of public safety signed the framework agreement on maritime law enforcement operations between Canada and the United States, which allows the Coast Guard and the RCMP to work side-by-side enforcing laws in U.S. and Canadian waters. These operations represent a truly cooperative approach to combating cross-border crime on the shared waterways of Canada and the United States.

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Fish catch board

Last week, Compass highlighted the recent volunteer efforts of the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell as they helped out a Panamanian school. This week, as we wrap up National Volunteer Month, we are featuring the efforts of one Coast Guard officer and how his hard work and dedication impacted military organizations. Lt. Todd Bagetis

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itCG – MSST team in the Gulf of Aden, disabled cargo ship, boat collision, red flare search, joint interagency training

GULF OF ADEN – Coast Guard MST3 Sean Eversole, a member of the Maritime Safety and Security Team out of Miami Fla., practices boarding procedures with the USS Chosin (CG 65) visit, board, search and seizure team Dec. 16, 2009, in the Gulf of Aden. Chosin is the flagship of Combined Joint Task Force 151,

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itCG-Migrant interdiction, sailboat rescue, tragic discovery, education partnership

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeff Dunn, a machinery technician from Aids to Navigation Team Panama City, competes as a crew chief at the Outlaw Race Car Street Finals in Montgomery, Ala. Nov. 11, 2009. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann. Click on image to view video. Guardians on board

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itCG-Rescue awards, runaway barge, posthumous commendation, fisherman search, medevac

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen (2nd FROM RIGHT) and Senator Susan Collins (RIGHT) present rescue crews with awards at a ceremony at the Coast Guard Sector Field Office in Southwest Harbor Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. The crews worked together to coordinate the Aug. 23, 2009, rescue at Acadia National Park, after seven people were

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itCG- “Deadliest Catch” training, aircraft pilot rescue, sea rescues

Post Written by Bob Hopkins “Deadliest Catch” film-crewmembers received Coast Guard training in preparation for filming the popular Discovery Channel reality show that covers the dangerous king crab fishery in Alaska. The film-crewmembers received survival suit, life raft and flare training combined with drills in the pool. The crew will be embedded with the Coast

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ItCG-CGC Waesche finishes trials, message in a bottle, hiker medevac

The second National Security Cutter, Waesche, finished acceptance trials on Thursday after four days of testing with no major problems. The Coast Guard is expected to take delivery of the Waesche in early November. Story here Authorities are on alert, searching for clues to what prompted a message found in a Sprite bottle floating in

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Maine Open Lighthouse Day

Have you ever wanted to tour a lighthouse that isn’t typically open to the public? Well, Saturday is your chance to visit nearly 30 of these lighthouses located all along Maine’s coastline. Maine’s Governor John Baldacci, in conjunction with the Maine Office of Tourism, the Coast Guard and the American Lighthouse Foundation, announced the first

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itCG-Bill stirs up the sea, Obama stops at CG base, search and rescue

Hurricane Bill may be offshore, but its effects were felt all along the East Coast. As thousands of spectators gathered to watch the 15-foot surf on Sunday off Acadia National Park‘s Thunder Hole in Maine, a large rogue wave swept about 20 people into the water. While several of them were able to get back

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