Report: N.Y. Coast Guard needs chase training

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Coast Guard crews stationed near an upstate smuggling hotspot aren't adequately prepared to chase speedy, rogue boats they regularly encounter, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.

Rear Adm. Michael Parks wrote that assessment regarding a stretch of the St. Lawrence River that includes a Mohawk Indian reservation after investigating a crash between a darkened boat and a Coast Guard vessel that left two St. Regis Mohawk men injured during a smuggling crackdown last year.

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