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US Coast Guard Operates Secret Floating Prisons In Pacific Ocean

Last week, Seth Wessler wrote a story for the New York Times, in which he described “terror on the high seas”: an expansion of the maritime war on drugs, the U.S. Coast Guard is operating a fleet of secret floating prisions in the Pacific Ocean. Coined “floating Guantanamos”, Coast Guard cutters have been deployed as far […]

RussiaToday: ‘Flying Japanese’: US destroys tsunami ‘ghost ship’ with cannon fire

Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard
The US Coast Guard has opened fire to sink the Japanese "ghost ship" cast adrift by last year’s massive tsunami, which was approaching the shores of Alaska. The deserted ship, which was more than 60 meters long, posed a significant risk to marine traffic as it drifted through shipping lanes and at some point might have interfered with other ships.

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