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Sanctions, Rhetoric, and Possible Boarding of Vessels vs. North Korea

On Friday, 2/23/18, the Trump Administration announced the implementation of even stronger sanctions against North Korea to force it into compliance regarding its nuclear weapons. The New York Times reported on the revised sanctions, and here’s an excerpt: The measures target 27 shipping companies and 28 vessels, registered in North Korea and six other countries, including […]

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 […]

Coast Guard Updates: Major Ports In Texas Are “Condition Zulu”

Update: Port of Corpus Christi update to port condition Modified Zulu for the Corpus Christi Inner Harbor. Coast Guard captain of the port in Corpus Christi implemented Port Condition Modified Zulu for the Port of Corpus Christi Inner Harbor.   Modified Zulu allows tug and barges with drafts not exceeding 20-feet currently in the Corpus […]

Mattis: “Transgender Troops Can Continue Serving, Pending Study”

The approximately 15,000 transgender servicemembers can breathe a sigh of relief – for now, at least. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced on Tuesday that trans soldiers will be allowed to remain in the military pending the results of a study conducted by a panel of experts. The news, which was first reported by USA Today, […]

US Coast Guard Responding To Fire On Oil Platform Off Louisiana Coast

The US Coast Guard said on Thursday morning it was responding to a fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. A Coast Guard news release says the fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. Thursday on an oil platform about 80 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana. It […]