1973-Due to "Vietnamization", the draw-down of U.S. forces in Vietnam, the post of Senior Coast Guard Officer, Vietnam was discontinued.
(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
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The U.S. Coast Guard has opened the Red River from mile marker 40 to mile marker 42 for vessel traffic, Monday.
The Red River had been closed due to a barge that had run aground at mile marker 41,
The Red River was closed Sunday from mile marker 40 to mile marker 42, after a barge reportedly ran aground and was protruding into the channel near mile marker 41, according to the U.
The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an ailing crew member Saturday from a tanker off Virginia Beach.
Coast Guard watchstanders at the 5th District Command Center
1776 - Army Col. William Moultries' troops defend Sullivans Island and Charleston, S.C. from an attack by British Commodore Sir Peter Parker and his fleet during the American Revolution.
1861 - While commanding a gunboat flotilla, Cmdr. James Harmon Ward is mortally wounded by a musket ball while aiming the bow gun of his flagship, USS Thomas Freeborn at Mathias Point, Va.
Gerardo Borromeo, Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) took the opportunity today to highlight the courage that is currently being displayed by seafarers,