Coast Guard suspends search for boater in Gulf of Mexico
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it is suspending the search for a boater who was reported overdue during a trip from Cozumel, Mexico, to Tampa.
Coast Guard offloads seized drugs worth $62.5 million
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is offloading marijuana and cocaine with an estimated street value of $62.5 million dollars at Florida's Port Everglades.
California dad rescued from ocean to be booked
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A California father rescued from the ocean will be booked on charges of child endangerment after authorities say he left his 6-year-old daughter alone in their car in...
Coast Guard cites human error in 6 regatta deaths
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says human error was a factor in a sailboat race in which six people died in Mobile Bay in 2015.
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a boater reported missing by his wife.
The agency said in a news release that 71-year-old Grant Neie was reported overdue Sunday while on a...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said it worked with a cruise ship to rescue 23 people adrift for days in the Gulf of Mexico.
A Coast Guard news statement issued Sunday saying 22...
Coast Guard names field house after first black coach
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has named a field house after the school's first African-American coach.
The facility, part of Roland Hall gymnasium, has been named the...
Coast Guard returns 33 migrants to Haiti
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has returned 33 migrants to Haiti who agents intercepted at sea earlier this week.
The agency said in a news release that the 27 men and six women who had...
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has named an athletic field house after the school's first African American head coach.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three fishermen from a life raft after their fishing boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico.
A Coast Guard statement says mayday calls were sent by...
6 boaters rescued by Coast Guard off Florida coast
MIAMI (AP) — Six people were rescued after their boat started sinking about 25 miles east of Florida.
The U.S. Coast Guard said in a news release Saturday that one of its cutters rescued the...
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A mechanical problem prevented a rescue helicopter from responding quickly to the scene of a fatal January air ambulance plane crash in Alaska, according to U.S. Coast Guard...
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it's unclear when the Houston Ship Channel will fully reopen as crews continue cleaning up chemicals that seeped into one of America's busiest shipping...
HAINES, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a group of boaters from a sandbar in an Alaska river early Sunday, according to authorities.
Coast Guard responds to oil spill near Goethals Bridge
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has responded to an oil spill in the Arthur Kill waterway near the Goethals Bridge.
The fuel-oil was spotted leaking from a commercial container...
Houston Ship Channel reopens for daytime traffic
DALLAS (AP) — The Houston Ship Channel has been reopened for daytime traffic after flammable chemicals from a nearby petrochemical storage facility seeped into one of America's busiest shipping...
Coast Guard offloads 27,000 pounds of seized cocaine
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is offloading more than 27,000 pounds (12247kilo grams) of cocaine in Miami Beach that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Strapped with an aging fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker to help compete against Russia and China for a presence in the...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced it will start ice-breaking on the Kennebec River in Maine about four days earlier than planned.
Authorities uncover massive drug shipment at city port
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal agents seized a massive amount of drugs from a shipping container at the Port of Philadelphia.
A U.S. Customs & Border Protection official confirmed that multiple...
A Florida man has been charged with bludgeoning to death a sleeping crew member aboard a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.
Federal authorities said Wednesday that Casey Hickok was...
2 rescued, 1 missing after Louisiana tug capsizes
MYRTLE GROVE, La. (AP) — The captain of a tug boat is missing but two crew members were rescued after the vessel capsized in the Mississippi River in Louisiana.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Rescue crews are searching for a swimmer missing in the ocean off Santa Monica.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says dive operations began late...
HONOLULU (AP) — A number of private boats helped a team of federal responders free a young humpback whale from heavy gauge fishing gear off Hawaii, officials said Thursday.
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a 65-year-old Maryland man was found dead in the water after apparently falling from a boat that was docked outside a resort in the Florida...
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A man from the Dominican Republic has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in a case that authorities say involved a 10-hour boat chase through the...
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SEATTLE (AP) — Nearly one-third of the state ferry fleet is currently out of service, forcing cutbacks and changes to some routes as officials scramble to cover all the bases.
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard report blames a crab boat's owner and captain for a fatal 2017 voyage in the Bering Sea.
The Seattle-based fishing vessel Destination went missing Feb. 11,...
The Latest: 2 young California sisters found alive
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on two sisters who went missing from their home Friday (all times local):
Authorities say two young sisters missing from their Northern...
12 Coast Guard members face charges in Alaska drug probe
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has initiated criminal proceedings against 12 service members following an investigation into possible drug activity on Alaska's Kodiak Island.
Search for SE Texas fisherman ends after body found
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its search for a missing Southeast Texas fisherman after a body matching the man's description was found.
Officials say the search for 60-year-old Dale Wolf was called off Saturday after the body was found in Galveston Bay.
The Coast Guard says Wolf had been reported missing on Friday by a family member after he failed to return from a routine fishing trip in Swan Lake near Texas City.
Sunken luxury yacht will be raised out of Connecticut River
LYME, Conn. (AP) — A salvage crew is scheduled to raise a sunken luxury yacht out of the Connecticut River amid concerns about potential fuel leakage from the vessel.
Crews search for missing ice fisherman on Lake Champlain
ORWELL, Vermont (AP) — The Vermont State Police are searching for a missing ice fisherman who didn't return from an outing on Lake Champlain.
Police say a concerned relative reported late Monday that 61-year-old Lee Wiktorski, of Benson, hadn't returned from his fishing trip on the lake near Orwell. An overnight search included multiple first responders on the ice and support from a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew.
Towing vessel sinks on Ohio River between Ohio, W.Va.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a towing vessel has sunk on the Ohio River between Ohio and West Virginia.
The Coast Guard said in a release Friday night that all three crewmembers aboard the towing vessel Ed McLaughlin are reported in stable condition at a local hospital. The release said an estimated 4,900 gallons of diesel fuel is on board, and light sheening is reported around the vessel.
Report: 1 man rescued when small plane crashes in Atlantic
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says crews are responding to reports of a Conquest Air plane that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean about 13 miles (21 kilometers) off the coast of Miami.
The agency said in a news release sent Friday that the airplane went down east of Bay Harbor Island while traveling from Nassau, Bahamas to Opa-locka, Florida.
Rescue crews hoisted a man into a helicopter and took him to shore.
2 tanker crewmen hurled into ocean while repairing lifeboats
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says two crewmen repairing lifeboats on an oil tanker were hurled into the ocean when one of the boats launched itself off the ship.
Courtney invites USCGA whistleblower to State of the Union
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A member of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy faculty who blew the whistle on harassment and workplace bullying at the school has been invited by Connecticut congressman Joe Courtney to the State of the Union address.
Lt. Cmdr. Kimberly Young-McLear is an instructor in the academy's engineering department.
US Coast Guard seizes 35,000 pounds of cocaine in Pacific
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has seized nearly 35,000 pounds (15,000 kilograms) of cocaine from apparent drug smuggling vessels in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
The drugs were off-loaded Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Cmdr. Michael Sharp told reporters the drugs were found over the last three months aboard fishing vessels and go-fast boats outfitted to conceal contraband and evade authorities.
28 Haitians die when boat sinks off Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Bahamian officials say a boat smuggling Haitian migrants has sunk, leaving 28 people dead and 17 others in police custody.
Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Rolle of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force says residents of the island of Abaco found four bodies and at least 15 people in coastal waters Saturday.
Coast Guard suspends search for small plane off Florida
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has suspended a search for a downed small plane that disappeared with two people aboard about two dozen miles east of Florida.
The Coast Guard said Sunday that it had conducted aerial and maritime searches for 32 hours.
Other searches were being conducted by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
Small plane crashes off coast of South Florida
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a small plane carrying two people crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Florida.
A U.S. Coast Guard news release they were responding Friday afternoon to a downed Piper PA-32R aircraft 23 miles east of Palm Beach.
Records show the fixed-wing, single engine plane took off from Palm Beach County Park Airport around 1 p.m. The aircraft is registered to Simmons Pet Properties.
Coast Guard: Boat with 132 pounds of cocaine found off Miami
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it detained two smuggling suspects after intercepting a boat carrying 132 pounds (60 kilograms) of cocaine in the waters off suburban Miami.
In a statement, the Coast Guard said the 35-foot (10-meter) pleasure craft was stopped Thursday in Atlantic waters about 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of Haulover Inlet.
‘Fearless Girl’ creator sued, accused of not making a statue
LEWES, Del. (AP) — The Delaware artist who created the "Fearless Girl" statue is being sued by a group that says she failed to make a 9-foot (2.7-meter) bronze replica of Alexander Hamilton.
The News Journal reports the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association's lawsuit says Kristen Visbal breached a $28,000 contract to create the statue.
Agents seize $10M worth of cocaine off Puerto Rico’s coast
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized $10 million worth of cocaine from an abandoned boat off the U.S. territory's north coast.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Tuesday that the 884 pounds (401 kilograms) of cocaine were found near the town of Loiza. Officials said the boat had arrived from an unidentified foreign country given the type of food products found inside it.
Food pantry remains open for now at Coast Guard Academy
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The food pantry created at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to help families affected by the partial federal government shutdown remains open.
One of the groups responsible for the food pantry says on its Facebook page it will remain open through Tuesday following the recent decision to reopen the government for three weeks.
The U.S. Coast Guard's Southeastern Connecticut Chief Petty Officers Association says the pantry is open to any furloughed federal employee.
Coast Guard spouses keep to tight budgets as shutdown ends
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard spouses in southern New England say they'll continue to spend money cautiously even though the longest government shutdown in U.S. history has ended.
President Donald Trump signed a bill Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies go back to work.
Michigan island residents warned to prepare for deep freeze
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is warning residents of islands in the river connecting Lake Superior and Lake Huron in northern Michigan that they could be cut off from ferry service during next week's deep freeze.
Those who live on Sugar and Neebish islands in the St. Marys River as well as Drummond Island in Lake Huron are being urged to stock up on supplies including food and heating fuel in case ice blocks ferry service.