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Friday, October 21, 2016

This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 10

February 9, 2010

1840- A House resolution was introduced to inquire into transferring the Revenue Marine to the Navy.

1940-CGCs Bibb and Duane became the first vessels to make radio transmissions as "weather stations."

1992- Retired Coast Guard Chief Journalist Alex Haley, internationally noted author and the first person to ever hold that rate in the Coast Guard, crossed the bar.

1995-The 689-foot tank ship Mormac Star, carrying more than 4.7 million gallons of Jet A fuel and nearly 5.7 million gallons of number 2 diesel fuel, ran aground in Sandy Hook Channel, two miles off the beaches of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, spilling 33,600 gallons.  COTP New York responded.  Other responding units included Stations New York and Sandy Hook, VTS New York, and the Atlantic Area Strike Team.  The spill was successfully contained and the vessel salvaged.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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