Brian Moore – Protecting our Coast from Ebola
Posted on January 21st
Brian (Dan Moore’s son) talked about the U.S. Coast Guard, post 9/11/’01. On 9/12 he boarded a Turkish oiler 25 miles from NYC in sea state 5 (rough water) from a CG cutter (ship over 65 ft ) with rifles at the ready and found the crew friendly and sympathetic to the US and 9/11. The 11 missions of the CG are ports and waterways security; drug interdiction; maintaining aids to navigation; search and rescue; protecting marine resources (inspection of fishing boats); safety inspections; part of DOD; illegal migrant interdiction; environmental protection (10 pollution events per day); ice operations; and law enforcement (95% of the US economy is on the water).