This Day in Coast Guard History – August 13
1954-Congress passed Public Law 584, resulting in the Coast Guard relinquishing to the Federal Communications Commission the responsibility for issuing safety radiotelegraphy and safety radiotelephony certificates and exemption certificates under the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea.
1967-CGC Sweetbriar and CGC Cape Coral came to the rescue of Alaska Governor Walter J. Hickel and his fishing party after they began trapped in a cove by a heavy storm. The cutters escorted the fishing party safely back to Juneau.
(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)