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Cape May Coast Guard officials say sequester won't affect search-and-rescue missions

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Dale Gerhard

Coast guard recruits learn the basics of seamanship from instructors of Division 8 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. Federal sequestration cuts will trim the training center's budget by 25 percent for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30.

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CAPE MAY — Coast Guard officials say search-and-rescue missions off the New Jersey coast will not be compromised by the automatic federal budget cuts that took effect Friday under a process known as sequestration.

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Dale Gerhard

Coast guard recruits learn the basics of seamanship from instructors of Division 8 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. Federal sequestration cuts will trim the training center's budget by 25 percent for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30.