To avoid interception by the US Coast Guard
and forced repatriation, most boat people leave through the Gulf of Mexico on speedboats that ferry them 140 miles (210 km) to Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.
It was the first Philippine-US engagement of its kind in the disputed waters and likely a preview of the US Coast Guard
's bigger role in the WPS, known also as the South China Sea.
A US Coast Guard
member assigned to hurricane duty has been removed after being caught on television making a gesture which some viewers alleged was a white power symbol.
But Captain Anthony Popiel of the US Coast Guard
said: "No debris or objects reported during this search correlate to the Cheeki Rafiki."
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 23, 2014-Exelis gets USD32m award to supply surveillance radars to US Coast Guard
Provider of fibre-based communications services Level 3 Communications Inc (Nasdaq:LVLT) said on Thursday that it has been selected by the US Coast Guard
(USCG) to provide voice and data communications services.
The ship left the US Coast Guard
in Alameda Base, California early this month after three months of sea trials.
But Captain Anthony Popiel, of the US Coast Guard
, said: "No debris or objects correlate to the Cheeki Rafiki."
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 10, 2014-KVH mini-VSAT broadband systems installed on more than 100 US Coast Guard
Eatec Corporation, a provider of enterprise back-office solutions and services for foodservice management, announced on Friday (15 February) that the US Coast Guard
has selected its software solution, EatecNetX, to automate, standardize and simplify its foodservice operations.