8 year old boy dies after accident with USCG

December 21, 2009

A United States Coast Guard stretch defender class boat, commonly known as a 33 footer with five guardsmen on board, slammed into a 24 foot pleasure craft yesterday, Dec 20, just before 18:00hrs. The resulting collision sent five people to hospital; two adults with serious injuries, two children with minor injuries and a third child, an eight year old boy, Anthony Cole DeWeese, died at the hospital, shortly after arriving….

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Santa’s coastie elves

December 6, 2009

Wow, what a busy time for us ducksters these last few months. I am back at work again and so far, knock on wood, no computer virus like last contract. Hopefully I will be getting back on top of the websites that have been neglected for some time. I have been so busy lately, that I almost forgot that Christmas was coming up. Yup there is… ah hell, whatever shopping…

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Coasties on the move

August 14, 2009

Usually I don’t write much about the US Coast Guard, but lately they have been releasing press releases with some interesting tidbits. As a matter of fact I must say, I caved in since I usually don’t give much exposure to military matters, as they get plenty of exposure elsewhere. They have a very well refined PR machine, with blogs twitter feeds and lots of exposure, so its hard not…

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Fire and Ice

September 23, 2008

As mentioned here, in an earlier post, the US Coast Guard has sent an non ice-reinforced patrol vessel into the Arctic. The 378 foot USCGC Hamilton, Hamilton Class ship commissioned in March 1967 – yes that is almost 42 years old – is based in San Diego and shines in the USCG as a serious drug interceptor. The article below discusses the beginnings of the “Hambones” voyage north of the…

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