Landing the Big One

Landing the Big One

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Aging Coast Guard Fleet Gets Noticed

Coast Guard plagued by breakdowns:
Former Coast Guard commandant and Homeland Security deputy secretary James Loy says "the stakes are simply too high in the post-9/11 environment" to continue to allow the Coast Guard's aging equipment to continue to deteriorate. Some ships are more than 50 years old, well beyond the recommended age for replacement

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