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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1991
The U.S. Coast Guard searched the waters off Southern California Monday afternoon and evening in response to a Mayday distress call reporting that survivors of a possible ship fire and sinking had taken to a 12-foot inflatable rubber boat. Long Beach Duty Officer Lt. Bret White said the signal--presumably from a hand-held radio--was "weak and shaky," and listeners did not get a position, name of a vessel or details of what may have happened.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1995
A Navy destroyer hit a whale off Southern California six days before a dead humpback washed onto Venice Beach, but a Navy spokesman in San Diego said Tuesday that it was not known if it was the same whale. The Callaghan struck a whale with its propeller on the afternoon of Feb. 27 as it was heading into Long Beach Harbor, said Lt. Cmdr. Frank Thorp. The Navy does not know what kind of whale the destroyer hit, Thorp said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1991
The Navy has reached a reported $1.4-million settlement with the widow and two children of a tugboat crewman killed when his craft was pulled underwater by a submarine. The federal government did not admit fault in the death of Brian Belanger, according to documents on file in Norwalk Superior Court. Belanger was one of three crew members on the tug Barcona when the craft's submerged tow cable was snagged by the nuclear-powered Houston about 10 miles off Santa Catalina Island on June 14, 1989.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1991
The Navy has reached a reported $1.4-million settlement with the widow and two children of a tugboat crewman killed when his craft was pulled underwater by a submarine. The federal government did not admit fault in the death of Brian Belanger, according to documents on file in Norwalk Superior Court. Belanger was one of three crew members on the tug Barcona when the craft's submerged tow cable was snagged by the nuclear-powered Houston about 10 miles off Santa Catalina Island on June 14, 1989.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1995
A Navy destroyer hit a whale off Southern California six days before a dead humpback washed onto Venice Beach, but a Navy spokesman in San Diego said Tuesday that it was not known if it was the same whale. The Callaghan struck a whale with its propeller on the afternoon of Feb. 27 as it was heading into Long Beach Harbor, said Lt. Cmdr. Frank Thorp. The Navy does not know what kind of whale the destroyer hit, Thorp said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1991
The U.S. Coast Guard searched the waters off Southern California Monday afternoon and evening in response to a Mayday distress call reporting that survivors of a possible ship fire and sinking had taken to a 12-foot inflatable rubber boat. Long Beach Duty Officer Lt. Bret White said the signal--presumably from a hand-held radio--was "weak and shaky," and listeners did not get a position, name of a vessel or details of what may have happened.
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