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    A Nantucket man reportedly gave President Joe Biden’s motorcade the middle finger as Biden made a stop on Thanksgiving during his stay at billionaire David Rubinstein’s compound. Biden and first lady Jill greeted the U.S. Coast Guard members before retiring to their vacation home on Rubenstein’s island. Biden gave “challenge coins” to Coast Guard members as a way to commemorate their service. The President said to Coast Guard members: I’m not joking when I say I’m thankful for these guys – I’m thankful for them, and everybody, I mean it from the bottom of my heart. I’ve watched them in the South China Sea, I’ve watched them in Afghanistan, Iraq. I’ve watched them in South America … Wherever they are.” However, there was “one gentleman standing on his porch giving the middle finger to the presidential motorcade as we neared the coast guard station,” according to White House pool reporter Zolan Kanno-Youngs. The Nantucket man’s gesture is symbolic of how many Americans feel about the President and represents a rising discontent with Biden. Conservative stadiums across the country have been chanting “Let’s...
    The U.S. Coast Guard is facing scrutiny after it allegedly issued guidance on how to vet the sincerity of service members' requests for a religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate – prompting criticism that it's conducting a "modern-day inquisition." Documents obtained by Fox News show the U.S. Coast Guard requesting that chaplains ask how frequently service members seeking an exemption attend religious services and how consistently they "keep the tenets of their faith."  "Ask them to be as specific as possible. Put the specifics acts (or lack thereof) in the memo," it reads, referring to apparent memos about members' beliefs.  If members cite the use of fetal stem cells, the draft guidance suggests asking whether "they have ever taken Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen,[ ]Benadryl, or Claritin, all of which were developed using fetal cells." PENTAGON RELEASES RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION GUIDELINES FOR BYPASSING MANDATORY VACCINE Chaplain Religious Accommodation Questions[8][1] by Fox News on Scribd  Table 1[3][1] by Fox News on Scribd  It adds: "Ask whether they are also going to be refraining from any of these medications and from all products whose development involved fetal cells...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A container ship that caught fire last week off the Monterey coast is being towed to the Bay Area with the goal of eventually berthing the burned vessel at the Port of Oakland after an inspection, the U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday. An engine-room blaze on NYK Delphinus was reported about 5 a.m. Friday when the ship was about 50 miles west of Monterey. READ MORE: Second Straight Burning Man Cancellation Divides Locals, Health Officials All 24 crew members aboard were safe and accounted for after the fire, the Coast Guard said. Three tugboats are currently bringing the ship to a location off Point Reyes, where fire and salvage teams will conduct structural integrity inspections and examine damage to the engine room, Coast Guard officials said Sunday. After inspections are completed, the ship will be towed to Terminal Berth 22 at the Port of Oakland. READ MORE: Golden Gate Bridges Wind-Whipped Annoying Hum Echoes Through Neighborhoods The NYK Delphinus is about 322 yards long and 35 yards wide, according to the website marinetraffic.com. It was built...
    Former President Donald Trump recently made a $10,000 donation to the loved ones of the missing crew members from the Seacor Power. The money is being used to buy fuel for the United Cajun Navy’s ongoing search and rescue efforts, KATC reported Friday. “Todd Terrell, the president of the United Cajun Navy, confirmed to KATC that the donation is being used for search efforts of the remaining crew members of the Seacor Power, which capsized last week in the Gulf of Mexico,” the outlet said. Seven of the 19 crew members are still missing and none have so far been identified by Coast Guard officials. However, family members have identified some to the outlet and others. KLFY also confirmed the former president’s $10,000 donation. The United Cajun Navy shared the KATC story on Facebook and acknowledged Trump’s gift, writing, “Thank you #PresidentTrump! #unitedisstrength”: Thank you #PresidentTrump ! #unitedisstrength Posted by United Cajun Navy on Friday, April 23, 2021 The commercial vessel capsized April 13 off the Louisiana coast during bad weather, according to nola.com. “The Seacor Power, a lift boat that...
    Former President Donald Trump apparently made a donation to the families of missing members of the United Cajun Navy. The former president donated $10,000 to the group that organizes private search and rescue missions during natural disasters after the Seacor Power lift boat capsized, Todd Terrell, the president of the United Cajun Navy, told KATC. Terell said that the money would be used to fund the search for seven of the sailors who are still missing. Trump has been known to make personal donations to a variety of causes. As president, he donated his quarterly paychecks to government agencies, including $100,000 to the Department of Homeland Security to build a wall on the southern border and to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health to fight the opioid crisis. In May 2020, the then-president donated his paycheck to the Department of Health and Human Services. The $100,000 donation was earmarked for research on treatments for COVID-19. At the time of publication, neither the United Cajun Navy nor the office of former President Donald Trump had responded...
    A fatal decision to set sail from a Louisiana port, bound for an off-shore oil rig, was made by the owners of the lift boat and not the rig, it emerged on Sunday, as hopes were fading for the nine missing sailors onboard. The Seacor Power capsized in heavy seas and 90mph winds on Tuesday. Six of the 19 onboard have been rescued. Four have been found dead, and nine are still missing.  Houston-based Talos Energy, which describes itself as 'one of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico's largest public independent producers,' said in a statement on Sunday that they were not involved in the Seacor Power's decision to set sail.  A liftboat looks like a barge, with three or four legs, and is self-propelled. It combines the design of a jack-up oil rig with an offshore supply boat.  The capsized Seacor Power is pictured on Sunday, with one of its three legs visible The capsized vessel and rescue boats are seen bottom left, eight miles of the Louisiana shore The Seacor Power was on its way to...
    The 12 people missing after a commercial platform vessel overturned in waters off Louisiana have still not been located as of Thursday morning, the Coast Guard tells Fox News, as family members are holding out hope that their loved ones are alive.  The developments come as new footage has emerged of waves thrashing against the Seacor Power following its capsizing Tuesday afternoon in rough seas about 7 nautical miles off the coast of Port Fourchon. The ship encountered challenging weather in which winds were gusting as high as 90 miles per hour and seas were 7 to 9 feet high, according to Will Watson, the sector commander of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans.  "Whenever we engage – the Coast Guard engages in a search and rescue effort – we are hopeful," Watson said Wednesday when asked for his outlook on the search for those missing. "You can’t do this work if you are not optimistic, if you are not hopeful when you do it. So I will tell you that we remain hopeful."  Coast Guard members scan the water Tuesday while searching for those missing after the Seacor Power, a 129-foot-ship, overturned near Louisiana. (AP/U.S. Coast Guard) ...
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) -- The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Stratton was forced to return to its homeport in Alameda Wednesday after 11 crew members tested positive for COVID-19.The Stratton was on deployment. It had departed for the Eastern Pacific at the end of October.RELATED: CA-based Coast Guard unit reunites with families after $312 million cocaine bustPrior to leaving, crew members were required to self-quarantine and pass two COVID-19 tests.Now, the sick crew members are all again quarantining.The Coast Guard says they have mild symptoms.The rest of the crew is also being tested.If you have a question or comment about the coronavirus pandemic, submit yours via the form below or here. Get the latest news, information and videos about the novel coronavirus pandemic here RELATED STORIES & VIDEOS: Map: CA counties that can, can't reopen under new rules COVID-19 risk calculator: The safest and most dangerous things to do this holiday season Updated number of COVID-19 deaths, cases in Bay Area COVID-19 Help: Comprehensive list of resources, information California EDD: The most commonly asked questions we get about unemployment...
    A U.S. Coast Guard crew had a frightening encounter with a shark earlier this week as they were taking a refreshing dip in the Pacific. After completing operations for the day about a "zillion miles from land," more than 30 Coast Guard Cutter Kimball crewmembers -- along with an inflatable unicorn -- decided to take a much-needed break from the monotonous sea life and go swimming, according to post by the vessel's Facebook page on Wednesday. Their fun would soon take a scary turn when the crew encountered and successfully warded off the estimated six- to eight-foot-long predator with their weapons. The ship's crew described the encounter as "one of the most amazing events many of us have ever experienced at sea." AUSTRALIAN MAN PUNCHES 10-FOOT GREAT WHITE SHARK AFTER WIFE ATTACKED WHILE SURFING The shark -- which they said was either a Long-Fin Mako or Pelagic Thresher -- didn't appear to be injured, and the vessel said shots were fired to keep it away from shipmates. "It later joined a few smaller buddies that showed up and they swam off together," the Coast Guard said. "Everyone was having a great day. Everyone was...
    (CNN)A handful of US Coast Guard members had a close encounter with a shark during a dip in the ocean earlier this week.More than 30 US Coast Guard Cutter Kimball crew members decided to go swimming during their break on Tuesday, taking with them an inflatable unicorn into the water to enjoy what they described in a Facebook post as "perfect" weather.But then the group spotted a shark -- they estimated it was between six to eight feet long -- about 30 feet away swimming directly toward them, according to the USCGC, who shared a video of the incident on Facebook. Crew members were on break swimming in the ocean when a shark appeared."Everyone was having a great day. Everyone was smiling and having fun. It was perfect! And then... Bridge personnel reported "Shark!" over the radio," the USCGC wrote in their social media post.After bridge personnel reported the shark sighting, Maritime Enforcement Specialist 1st Class Samuel Cintron locked in on the shark and let off a few rounds on top of where the shark was swimming. The shark briefly...
    The crew encountered either a Long-Fin Mako or a Pelagic Thresher shark (neither pictured). Barcroft Media/Getty Images Members of the US Coast Guard Cutter Kimball said they encountered a shark as they took a swimming break on Wednesday. According to the crew's Facebook post, Maritime Enforcement Specialist 1st Class Samuel Cintron shot at the animal, likely a Long-Fin Mako or Pelagic Thresher shark, to scare it away. All involved Coast Guardsmen were able to evacuate safely, the post said, though one member appeared to have a small scratch in the middle of his shark-themed tattoo. Crew members said on Facebook they don't believe the shark was hurt as it swam away with other "buddies" after the incident. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Members of a US Coast Guard crew said a shark came dangerously close to them while they were swimming this week. On Wednesday, members of the Hawaii-based US Coast Guard Cutter Kimball wrote on Facebook that they decided to take a swimming break to help "break up the monotony" of their daily routine. The...
    Dramatic footage has captured the moment a Coast Guard Watch opened fire on an eight-foot shark when it swam into the midst of the crew's swim time in the Pacific, sending shipmates into a panic as they scrambled to get out of the sea to safety.   Maritime Enforcement Specialist 1st Class Cintron, designated shark watch on board the US Coast Guard Cutter Kimball, fired shots at the Long-Fin Mako or Pelagic Thresher shark Wednesday when it was spotted closing in on 40 crew members enjoying a swim call in the ocean.  All crew members - as well as a huge inflatable unicorn - escaped unscathed following the surprise encounter with the sea predator. The sea story was regaled in a post on the US Coast Guard Cutter Kimball Facebook page, where the lucky crew said they will be 'retelling the story for years'.  A Coast Guard Watch opened fire on an eight foot shark (pictured) when it closed in on 40 crew members enjoying a swim call in the Pacific Video footage has emerged of the close encounter with the deadly...
    (Reuters) - The Corpus Christi Ship Channel will allow vessel traffic throughout the Inner Harbor with restrictions after the captain of the port modified the channel's safety zone, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday. The port's inner harbor was closed after a dredging vessel, carrying four members, caught fire and sank on Friday. "Approximately 1,600 gallons of diesel fuel has been removed from the water," the Coast Guard said in a statement, adding that all missing crew members have been recovered. (Reporting by Asha Sistla in Bengaluru; Editing by Tom Brown) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    MCKINLEYVILLE (CBS SF) — Two members of a Coast Guard helicopter crew that rescued two injured firefighters at the height of the raging Middle Fire last year will be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the nation’s highest aviation honor, military officials announced Tuesday. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Bryan Penoyer will make the presention to Lt. Cmdr. Derek Schramel, the aircraft commander, and Petty Officer 1st Class Graham McGinnis, a rescue swimmer, at Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay on Thursday. Two other members of the flight crew — Lt. j.g. Adam Ownbey, the co-pilot, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Cook, the flight mechanic — will be awarded Air Medals. The crew are being presented with these awards after successfully completing the rescue of two injured firefighters who were unable to evacuate a mountainside being engulfed in flames during the Middle Fire. The U. S. Forest Service requested the Coast Guard’s assistance with the medevac of two firefighters who had sustained injuries while battling the Middle Fire on Sept. 6, 2019. The firefighters were surrounded by steep, wooded terrain with...
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