05-11-10 - California Office of Oil Spill Prevention Response (OSPR) Administrator Steve Edinger, left, speaks as United States Coast Guard Capt. Roger Laferreire looks on during a press conference at the USCG base on Terminal Island, discussing safeguards existing locally to prevent a Gulf of Mexico-type disaster. At right is USCG George Cobb, Keeper-class . The 175 foot vessel serves the Coast Guard in a variety of ways. Tasked with maintaining aids to navigation (ATON), search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement (LE), migrant interdiction, marine safety inspections, environmental protection and natural resources management in the event of a major oil spill on the west coast.
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