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Dangerous situation gets Coast Guard officer fired

A Coast Guard officer has been relieved of duty after allegedly putting boats and crews in a dangerous situation by training in hurricane conditions, according to an article in Newsday.

Chief Petty Officer James Weber, a 21-year-veteran of the Coast Guard and officer in charge of the Coast Guard's Montauk Station - along with one of his subordinates - allegedly took a pair of million-dollar rescue boats into 10- to 15-foot surf generated by Hurricane Bill.

The Coast Guard was made aware of the situation after photographs appeared in August on the Internet.

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