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High-volt short 2 weeks before ship fire

Carnival Cruise Lines and the U.S. Coast Guard Friday declined to tie a high-voltage generator short to an engine room fire that crippled the Triumph.
GERRY HARRINGTON, United Press International

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Oil spills when barges hit bridge

VICKSBURG, Miss., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- An unknown amount of crude oil leaked into the Mississippi River when two tank barges collided with a bridge, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Cruise line guilty in fatal explosion

MIAMI, May 3 (UPI) -- Norwegian Cruise Line has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in a boiler blast on the SS Norway that killed eight people and left 10 severely wounded in Miami.

Coast Guard adapts Fido threat detection

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard announced it has adapted ICx Technologies' Fido explosives detector for wide-area harsh maritime environments.

Texas crew rescued from burning tugboat

PORT ISABEL, Texas, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A four-man crew has been rescued from a burning tugboat in the Intracoastal Waterway near Port Isabel, Texas, the Coast Guard reported Monday.

Houston Ship Channel reopened after mishap

HOUSTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The Coast Guard reopened the Houston Ship Channel Thursday after a chemical tanker collided with a moored barge, causing a small oil spill in the waterway. The channel was reopened at 11 a.m. following an overnight mishap in which the tanker Ievoli Splend

Oil spill cleanup continues in Texas

PORT ARTHUR, Texas, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A section of the Neches River remained closed Tuesday in southeast Texas as a crews continued to clean up a 30,000-gallon fuel oil spill.

EU expected to reveal banned airlines

BRUSSELS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The European Union is expected to approve in Brussels a EU-wide blacklist of unsafe airlines after the crash of the Flash Airlines plane that killed 148.

Offshore rig fire forces 55 to evacuate

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A fire broke out on a 504-foot gas-drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, forcing 55 workers to evacuate to life rafts, the Coast Guard said.

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Florida approves ban on shark feeding

KEY LARGO,, Fla., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted 7-0 Thursday to ban shark-feeding trips for divers on grounds it changes the behavior of the predato

Shark feeding ban up for vote

KEY LARGO,, Fla., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A Florida state agency meets in Key Largo, Fla., Thursday and is expected to vote for a proposed ban on shark feeding trips for divers, and both sides have alre
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DAVP2001042304 - 23 APRIL 2001 - DAVENPORT, IOWA, USA: Members of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment from the Quad Cities launch a boat to patrol flooded areas in Davenport, Iowa, April 23, 2001. rw/mc/Mark Cowan UPI
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The Marine Safety Insignia is awarded to members of the United States Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard Reserve, Coast Guard Civilians and United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. For enlisted members to receive this they must be E-4 or above.

To receive the Marine Safety Insignia the member must obtain four Marine Safety qualifications found in MSM Vol 1, Chap. 7.C.2 with the exception of the following qualifications: Liferaft Inspector (LR), Pistol (EP), Rifle (ER), Shotgun (ES), and any local qualifications such as OOD, CDO, or watchstander. They must have four years of service in a Marine Safety program at a Marine Safety Field unit.

Temporary entitlement may be issued by the Commanding Officer of a Marine Safety field unit to a member who has received four Marine Safety qualifications but has not been at the unit for at least four years. The Marine Safety Insignia can be worn while the member is permanently assigned to the unit or another Marine Safety field unit. The entitlement becomes permanent after 4 years of Marine Safety field unit experience is completed. Within the Coast Guard Marine Safety community, it is commonly referred to by its nickname "The Golden Shrimp Fork".

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