Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

Coast Guard Academy settles suit over cadets-with-kids ban

Oct. 06, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadet who was expelled for becoming a father will get his degree as part of a legal settlement, his attorneys said Thursday. Isaak Olson sued the academy in December after years of endeavoring to be reinstated as a cadet. He was...

2 Russians seek asylum after reaching remote Alaska island

Oct. 06, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two Russians who said they fled the country to avoid military service have requested asylum in the U.S. after landing in a small boat on a remote Alaska island in the Bering Sea, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's office said Thursday. Karina Borger, a spokesperson...

Barges grounded by low water halt Mississippi River traffic

Oct. 05, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

The unusually low water level in the lower Mississippi River is causing barges to get stuck in mud and sand, disrupting river travel for shippers, recreational boaters and even passengers on a cruise line. Lack of rainfall in recent weeks has left the Mississippi River approaching...

Diver who went missing found dead off Southern California

Oct. 04, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

AVALON, Calif. (AP) — A diver who went missing off Southern California was found dead near Catalina Island, authorities said. Justin Hoang, of Huntington Beach, was reported missing from the Cee Ray diving boat around 2 a.m. Monday, according to the Orange County Register. ...

Feds vow major aid for Hurricane Ian victims amid rescues

Oct. 02, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — With the death toll from Hurricane Ian rising and hundreds of thousands of people without power in Florida and the Carolinas, U.S. officials vowed Sunday to unleash a massive amount of federal disaster aid as crews scrambled to rescue people stranded by the storm. ...

Ian lashes South Carolina as Florida's death toll climbs

Oct. 01, 2022 04:10 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A revived Hurricane Ian pounded coastal South Carolina on Friday, ripping apart piers and flooding streets after the ferocious storm caused catastrophic damage in Florida, trapping thousands in their homes and leaving at least 27 people dead. The powerful...

Floods trap many in Florida as Ian heads to South Carolina

Sep. 29, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through inundated streets Thursday to save thousands of Floridians trapped amid flooded homes and shattered buildings left by Hurricane Ian, which crossed into the Atlantic Ocean and churned toward South Carolina. Hours...

Officials: Search for migrants after boat sinks off Keys

Sep. 28, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Four Cuban migrants swam to shore in the Florida Keys and three others were rescued from the ocean after their boat sank Wednesday, shortly before Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwestern Florida. But 20 more people might be missing, officials said. The...

Patrol spots Chinese, Russian naval ships off Alaska island

Sep. 26, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday. But it turned out the cruiser wasn’t alone as it sailed about 86 miles (138 kilometers) north of Alaska’s Kiska Island,...

Coast Guard works to remove sunken ships from Columbia River

Sep. 24, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two ships that have been abandoned in the Columbia river for years are being removed and the U.S. Coast Guard is working with state agencies to clean up the fuel and oil that leaked from the vessels. The ships — a Navy tug called the Sakarissa and a Coast...