This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 26

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

1953- U .S. Coast Guard forces assisted civilian authorities in evacuating 191 persons from the Coxuille Valley flood area.

1963-The modern Canadian Coast Guard was founded on this date. A Mari usque ad Mare!

1991- Upon receiving a request from the Saudi government, the Bush Administration determined that the Coast Guard would head an interagency team that would assist the Saudi government in an oil spill assessment and plan for a clean-up operation after an intentional Iraqi oil spill.

1990- Coast Guard Air Station St. Augustine, home of CGAW-1, was formally commissioned on 26 January 1990.  The Navy loaned E2Cs to the Coast Guard for use in the efforts by CGAW-1 to track drug shipments by radar.  One E2C, #3501, crashed during a landing at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, on 24 August 1990 and all four crewmen on board were killed.  CGAW-1 was disbanded soon thereafter and the remaining E2Cs were returned to the Navy.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
 


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