Hopes for building a $350 million, state-of-the-art Great Lakes heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard have moved out of committee and will be voted on by the full U.S. House of Representatives as part of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.
Braving the Florida Straits on a makeshift raft, four people tried to make it to Florida’s shores from Cuba, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Adrift for more than a week, three died and one was saved after a good Samaritan spotted the raft.
Capt. Scott Jackson relieved retiring Capt. Jeremy Smith at a change-of-command ceremony held Friday morning. Jackson recently finished a master's program in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania.