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USCG Seventh District
Brickell Plaza Federal Building
909 SE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33131-3050

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RT @ADMKurtWTidd: Two most important investments for long term is to recapitalize these critical but aging maritime patrol platforms, and r…
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We have been discussing all week what potential charter boat passengers can do to ensure a safe voyage. We also informed aspiring merchant mariners about the #USCG certification process. Don’t worry if you still have questions about the process. If you are a merchant mariner looking for credentials or a person about to charter a vessel - there is live assistance ready to help you at the National Maritime Center: <a href="https://goo.gl/SX7c5w" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/SX7c5w</a> #AsktheCaptain
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RT @southcomwatch: President Trump at Joint Interagency Task Force-South explained how partners are key to taking on #ThreatNetworks & traf…
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.@USCG transferred custody of two suspected smugglers, 491.5 kg of cocaine and 9.2 kg of suspected heroin worth an… https://t.co/0ReIP5e1oB
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Did you know there is an Merchant Mariner Oath? “I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will faithfully and honestly, according to my best skill and judgment, and without concealment and reservation, perform all the duties required of me by the laws of the United States. I will faithfully and honestly carry out the lawful orders of my superior officers aboard a vessel.” Please like and share with the merchant mariner in your life. #AsktheCaptain (Photographed are members from the Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg&#39;s Prevention Team as they check safety gear and documents ensuring compliance during a passenger vessel inspection in Tampa Bay, Monday, April 16.)
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RT @ABC: TO THE RESCUE: Dog and its two owners were saved by a coast guard helicopter and lifeboat crew after getting caught by a high tide…
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For all the aspiring Merchant Mariners out there, this week’s #Wednesdaywisdom is for you! Here is a breakdown of what a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) is, how you can obtain one and what you can do with it. 1. What is a MMC? An MMC is a license issued by the U.S. Coast Guard that allows a mariner to operate on a commercial vessel in the capacity endorsed on the MMC. All mariners employed aboard U.S. commercial vessels greater than 100 gross tons, operators of un-inspected passenger vessels, and masters of inspected passenger vessels are required to have a valid U.S. MMC. 2. What kind of work can I do with an MMC? With a valid MMC, you may work in the deck, engineering, or steward’s departments of a ship. The capacity you can work and what you can do will depend on the type of rating and endorsement(s) you hold. 3. Where can I get an MMC? You may apply for an MMC at any of the 17 Coast Guard Regional Examination Centers (RECs) <a href="https://goo.gl/azQC8m." target="_blank">https://goo.gl/azQC8m.</a> There are several requirements for obtaining an MMC, including the completion of an application and payment of user fees. All of the requirements are listed on the National Maritime Center&#39;s credentialing process page here: <a href="https://goo.gl/JgZ3VR" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/JgZ3VR</a> #AsktheCaptain
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@USCG medevaced a 71-year-old man from a 41-foot pleasure craft, today approximately 23 miles east of Jupiter. Read… https://t.co/i8EofgYSsY
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Here&#39;s a great reminder to all potential passengers. If you&#39;re going to charter a boat, before you pay - #ASKTHECAPTAIN Way to go, Lt. Gregory Kennerley and Bravo Zulu to the U.S. Coast Guard Sector St Petersburg&#39;s entire Prevention Team!
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Yankeetown, FL, @USCG rescued a 76-year-old boater after his sailboat ran aground in Crystal River. #Flwx Read more… https://t.co/0Kvqb7O0bV
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A Coast Guard Station Yankeetown boatcrew rescued a 76-year-old boater after his sailboat ran aground in Crystal River, Florida. Show your <3 love <3 to Station Yankeetown in the comments below. Read more about the rescue here: <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1ea1d76" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1ea1d76</a>
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While on a law enforcement patrol the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter JAMES - WMSL 754 based in Charleston, South Carolina came across some wild life friends that needed some help. They rescued 5!! sea turtles who were entangled in a net. All 5 swam away happy for the U.S. Coast Guard help. Way to go JAMES!
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Know before you go! You have the right to see your operator&#39;s credentials as well as the Certificate of Inspection to ensure your vessel and operator are certified for the route you are traveling. All legitimate operators will happily produce these documents when asked, it&#39;s easy, just #AsktheCaptain !
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#BreakingNews A @USCG AirSta Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 41-year-old man from the Norwegian Get… https://t.co/qW3tHkoEIn
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We URGE boaters to check the weather and know their boat's limitations before going on the water. #flwx #safeboating https://t.co/Mzq1AH6y4t
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#BreakingNews a @USCG Station Islamorada boatcrew rescued 4 people from the water in Blackwater Sound near… https://t.co/9XgOgdnWiL
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U.S. Coast Guard Station Sand Key boatcrew rescued two mariners stranded on navigational light 6 near Anclote. "It was not a good situation," said one of the canoers. "Don&#39;t underestimate Mother Nature." Read more about the rescue: <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1e9d30a" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1e9d30a</a>
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@hudge1234 @USCG Thank you for your support!
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#BreakingNews Sand Key, FL, @USCG rescues 2 from Anclote light 6 after canoes sink. Coast Guard URGES boaters to ch… https://t.co/NHb8EVWGts
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@NWS @NWSSPC @NWSWPC We hope everyone stays safe on the water and checks their boat's limitations before heading out. #flwx
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A Coast Guard Station Cortez boatcrew rescued a person stranded under the Bradenton pier. "We want to remind mariners to check the weather, and know your boat&#39;s limitations before heading out on the water," said Richard T. Hutchinson, a search and rescue coordinator at U.S. Coast Guard Sector St Petersburg. "The US National Weather Service Tampa Bay Florida currently has much of the region under a tornado watch, and issued a special marine warning." Read more about the rescue here : <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1e9cecd" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1e9cecd</a>
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#BreakingNews Cortez, FL, @USCG rescues stranded boater & reminds mariners to check weather before heading out on t… https://t.co/gibvg7SfzM
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The Coast Guard&#39;s main mission is to ensure safety and security on the water. Boating passengers should understand the safety requirements before paying for boating services. This week we will be focusing on passenger vessel safety and what you can do to ensure your safe while still having fun this summer. #AsktheCaptain
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#MediaAvailability Tampa Bay area @USCG to inspect local passenger vessel Monday & discuss passenger vessel safety… https://t.co/myaR5pFFB6
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#BreakingNews @USCG Station Fort Lauderdale boatcrew rescued 2 people from the water near the south jetty in Port E… https://t.co/lV7tMzOFQC
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An honor to have Admiral Kurt Tidd U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) commander present the keynote speech at our 10th Annual Guardians&#39; Gala in Miami Beach Florida.
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The #CoastGuard&#39;s not all small boats and helicopters. The National Security Cutter is our largest most versatile cutter. Coming in at 418 feet and a range of 12000-miles! That&#39;s a trip from #Florida to #Hawaii and back! District 7&#39;s NSCs are stationed in #Charleston, South Carolina. Like stats? Click here: <a href="https://goo.gl/8QS1wU" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/8QS1wU</a> #ToolsoftheTrade
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The cellular outage in not affecting Tampa area watchstanders, including the U.S. Coast Guard Sector St Petersburg command center. We urge boaters to use VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 for any maritime emergencies.
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The cellular outage in not affecting @USCG Tampa area watchstanders. We urge boaters to use VHF-FM marine band radi… https://t.co/zK6Pm9a7Ac
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater aviation technicians took home first place in the military category for the Aerospace Maintenance Competition!! During the event, five-member teams from across the country competed in maintenance events testing skills required of aviation maintenance technicians. Help us congratulate Chief Petty Officer Jared Morrison, Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lewis, Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Hutchins, Petty Officer 2nd Class Claire Alley and Petty Officer 2nd Class Lance Nation.
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@USCG rescued two people from the water 32 miles south of St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands, today. Read more here… https://t.co/l1RLxdehTX
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The HC-130 is the workhorse of the sky! Searching seas for those in trouble and dropping vital supplies are only a few of the missions these giants of the sky do. HC-130s are positioned at Air Station Clearwater and cover the entire 7th District! Like stats? Click here: <a href="https://goo.gl/cCyQju" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/cCyQju</a> #ToolsoftheTrade
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A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida medevacs a 20-year-old Chinese crewmember Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from the Bunun Hero, 587-foot Panmanian-flagged bulk carrier ship, in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 175 nautical miles northeast of Puerto Rico. The crewmember, who suffered multiple broken bones and a head injury after falling aboard the ship, was transported to the Isla Grande Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico to awaiting EMS personnel. Download video here: <a href="https://goo.gl/cXA4Um" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/cXA4Um</a> Press Release here: <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1e8ccc0" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1e8ccc0</a> WFLA News Channel 8 FOX 13 News - Tampa Bay Spectrum Bay News 9 10News WTSP
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RT @CBSNews: Born with cerebral palsy, one-word mumbles were normal for Jake Garza until he shocked his family, reciting the entire pledge…
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#BREAKINGNEWS @USCG repatriates 50 Haitian migrants. Read more here https://t.co/ck8sPGXwoF https://t.co/5PyUEMUI0K
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The Fast Response Cutter is the newest addition to the Patrol Boat fleet. Named after Coast Guard enlisted heroes, the FRCs are replacing the aging Island-class 110-foot patrol boats. The Sentinel Class patrol boat will deliver vital capability to the Coast Guard, helping to meet the service’s need for additional patrol boats. Like stats? Click here: <a href="https://goo.gl/zSrp3a" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/zSrp3a</a> #ToolsoftheTrade
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RT @USCG: They push you outside your comfort zone. They’re a source of inspiration. Some we grew up with, others became brothers and sister…
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COAST GUARD SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON OR BEFORE MAY 1 The Coast Guard will be issuing a Marine Event Permit for the Miami Beach Air & Sea Show and establishing a Special Local Regulation which would ensure the safety of vessels and natural environment before, during and after the scheduled event. Event is scheduled for May 26 & 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and consist of a high speed low flying air demonstrations and high speed vessel performances. Comments can be submitted by emailing D07-PF-SECMIAMI-MARINE-PERMITS@uscg.mil. To view the NPRM, visit <a href="https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=USCG-2017-103" target="_blank">https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=USCG-2017-103</a>
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