Tag: Coast

Space Force draws space penis over eastern coast of Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL — Saturday marked America’s return to human spaceflight, as a Falcon 9 rocket ferried NASA astronauts to the new SpaceX crew dragon capsule into orbit. Relieved to finally be free of the bloated Air Force bureaucracy, the new US Space Force got to work to do its part in American’s new human space program—programming the rocket to draw a massive penis in space. “Because the Falcon 9 has so much delta-v, we decided to do something different,” noted a Space Force engineer totally preparing the rocket for launch. “The Navy and Air Force think they can draw but we ... Read more

Coronavirus delays new child care priority system, but good news for Coast Guard military families

Coast Guard active duty families will get the same priority for Defense Department child care as other military families, under a recent policy change directed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Esper has also delayed the implementation of the new child care priority system to Sept. 1, originally scheduled for June 1, citing “challenges our families and child care programs are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Because of the pandemic, many DoD child care programs have closed or are open only to essential and key personnel. As child care programs start to reopen, many are likely to accept ... Read more

Coast Guard Crew Tests Negative After Cocaine Bust; Suspected Smugglers COVID Positive

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active has tested negative for COVID-19 after a cocaine bust involving suspected smugglers who tested positive for the disease. The crew is scheduled to return to Port Angeles Tuesday following a 47-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific, during which they seized approximately $37 million worth of cocaine from suspected drug smugglers. Commander James O’Mara of the Active said the crew cancelled a port visit and diverted 500 miles to accomplish their mission, which included detaining three suspected drug smugglers on a vessel off the coast of El Salvador. One of the detainees was ... Read more

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence to Leave Wilmington for Good on Memorial Day

WILMINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence will make its final exit from the Port City on Memorial Day. The Diligence, which is moored at the foot of Princess Street, will leave its port of more than 25 years on Monday, the USCG announced Wednesday. The cutter will head out of Wilmington to conduct a patrol in support of the Seventh Coast Guard District, before heading to its new homeport in Pensacola, Florida. “The past and present crew of Diligence have truly appreciated the support of the Wilmington community over the years,” said Cmdr. Luke Slivinski, commanding officer of ... Read more

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Canceled Due to Coronavirus Crisis

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan — The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival has been canceled this summer due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, officials said Wednesday. Festival organizers announced the cancellation of this year’s event in a news release May 20. “This decision is difficult and necessary to ensure a healthy community,” organizers wrote. “Since 1924, the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival has continuously honored the men and women of the United States Coast Guard for their heroic service in pursuit of our maritime safety and national security with ten days of public recognition.” The festival, which draws thousands to the ... Read more

Coast Guard Academy Class of 2020 Told Pandemic Will Prepare Them to Be Leaders

The Coast Guard Academy’s largest and most diverse class graduated Wednesday, starting their careers as new officers in the Coast Guard at an unprecedented time, as the U.S. and much of the world continue to grapple with the novel coronavirus pandemic and its upheaval of daily lives. The spring semester for the 248 members of the Class of 2020 ended “at the kitchen table or at the couch in the family room,” said Superintendent Rear Adm. Bill Kelly, addressing cadets during the virtual commencement ceremony, a first for the academy. Cadets left campus for spring break March 9 and never ... Read more

Cyclone strikes coast of India, Bangladesh, millions flee amid virus

New Delhi A powerful cyclone slammed ashore on Wednesday along the coastline of India and Bangladesh, where more than 2.6 million people fled to shelters in a frantic evacuation made all the more challenging by the coronavirus pandemic. Cyclone Amphan, the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane, was packing winds of up to 105 miles per hour with maximum gusts of 118 mph. Authorities warned it could cause extensive damage to flimsy houses and a storm surge could push seawater 15 miles inland, flooding cities including Kolkata. Coconut trees swayed wildly, electric poles lay scattered on the roads of Kolkata, ... Read more

‘A Seal Around the Ship:’ Coast Guard Crews Work to Avoid Catching COVID-19 on Drug Busts

As part of U.S. Southern Command’s counter-drug operations surge, the Coast Guard national security cutter James headed to the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific in late March, carrying the usual complement of supplies for a 90-day deployment, plus a boatload of face masks, latex gloves, sanitizer, trash bags and other germ-fighting necessities. Crews that handle bales of cocaine and marijuana usually take precautions with contraband, wearing gloves and minimizing contact with suspect traffickers. But deployment during the COVID-19 pandemic requires protective measures and a decontamination process few could have imagined during the Charleston, South Carolina-based cutter’s pre-deployment workups, said Capt. Jeffrey ... Read more

Indian Coast Guard gets new off-shore patrol vessel and interceptor boats

Source Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet and two interceptor boats (IBs) C-450 and C-451 in Goa via video conference from here today. The ICGS Sachet, the first in the series of five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has been designed & built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) and is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment. Commending ICG and GSL for this initiative of commissioning through digital means, Shri Rajnath Singh said, “The commissioning of these ships is an important milestone in India’s coastal capability building process. Also, despite challenges like COVID-19, it ... Read more

Defence signs agreement with Gold Coast space company

Defence and Gold Coast company Gilmour Space Technologies have joined forces to work together on space technologies under a new strategic agreement. The leading hybrid rocket launch provider is developing lower-cost, reliable and dedicated rockets to launch small satellites into low earth orbits. The new partnership between Defence Science and Technology and Gilmour Space will research defence-related technologies including propulsion, materials and avionics technologies, to help develop a three-stage hybrid rocket that will launch small payloads and satellites. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, said this new collaboration demonstrates the Morrison ... Read more