This Day in Coast Guard History – Sept. 11

Thursday, September 10, 2009

1883-Shorty after noon, during the prevalence of a strong northeasterly gale and high sea, the lookout at the Cleveland Station (Ninth District) Lake Erie, saw a yawl break adrift from its moorings and commence driving towards the breakwater. The life-saving crew at once put out in their surfboat and after a hard pull succeeded In reaching the yawl just In time to save it from being dashed to pieces. It was towed into the river and delivered to its owner, whom they notified.

2001-Al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial U.S. aircraft, crashing two into the World Trade Center in New York and one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.  The fourth aircraft crashed around Shanksville, Pennsylvania, when passengers on board tried to regain control of the aircraft from the terrorists.  The attacks killed over 3,000 innocent civilians.  Coast Guard units, including Reservists and Auxiliarists, were among the first military units to respond in order to provide communications, security, evacuation by water and render assistance to those in need.   Coast Guardsmen assisted in the search and rescue efforts as well as the cleanup operations after the attacks.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Coast Guard

Terrorists Will Exploit EU Migrant Crisis, ESC Warns

ESC Global Security has called for the Mediterranean to be classed a maritime High Risk Area in the wake of the terrorist atrocities in Tunisia and Europe’s escalating migration crisis.

Philippine Ferry Sinks, 36 Dead

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday, killing at least 36 people but the majority of those on board were rescued,

China's Navy holds Missile Combat Resupply Drill

China's navy held its first drill simulating the resupply of missiles in a combat environment in the Yellow Sea, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday, the latest

History

New Imagery Allows Viewers to ‘Tour’ WWII Shipwrecks

High-tech underwater cameras help uncovering the secrets of HMAS Sydney   A recent expedition to survey historic World War II shipwrecks has produced a wealth

‘Old Salt’ Designation Passed to Vice Adm. Tidd

The “Old Salt” designation, honoring the Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) serving on active duty with the earliest Surface Warfare Qualification, passed from Adm. Sam Locklear to Vice Adm.

Samsung Bags Order for Decks on Johan Sverdrup

Statoil, on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup license, has awarded Samsung the contract for decks for both the process and riser platforms.  The total contract value is NOK 7 billion.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0873 sec (11 req/sec)