Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

Coast Guard search: 12 missing in ship capsize off Louisiana

Apr. 14, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard kept searching for 12 people missing off the coast of Louisiana on Wednesday, hours after six other crew members were pulled from rough seas following the capsizing of their commercial platform vessel during a “microburst” of bad weather. ...

2 people survive small plane crash near San Juan Island

Apr. 12, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Two people survived after their small plane crashed into the water near the San Juan Islands Sunday evening, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. Emergency managers and the Coast Guard were sent to the south end of Blakley...

Coast Guard rescues man clinging to kayak off New Jersey

Apr. 09, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

LONGPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard came to the rescue of a kayaker who became stranded in waters off southern New Jersey. Egg Harbor Township police notified the Coast Guard's Delaware Bay sector Thursday after getting reports that someone in the water was calling...

Coast Guard eyes bridge security zone for Biden home visits

Apr. 07, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Motorists frustrated by traffic holdups whenever President Joseph Biden visits Delaware may soon have some water-borne company. The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a security zone for protection of “Very Important Persons” as they travel by...

Coast Guard aids fisherman injured on boat off Nantucket

Mar. 28, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard came to the aid of a fisherman seriously injured on a commercial fishing vessel miles offshore in Massachusetts early Sunday. The guard said the crew of the Connecticut-based vessel “Furious” notified them at around 3:30...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Mar. 26, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. March 24, 2021. Editorial: High costs for prison phone calls must end In another entry in the category of “Connecticut? Really?” some people may be surprised to learn this state charges some of the highest rates in the...

2 hikers found dead in apparent fall in Acadia National Park

Mar. 20, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Two Massachusetts hikers have died after apparently falling about 100 feet along ice-covered cliff bands on Dorr Mountain in Maine's Acadia National Park, officials said Saturday. Rescue crews started to search for the 28-year-old man and...

Team performs necropsy on whale found on Alaska island

Mar. 19, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A necropsy has been conducted on a humpback whale carcass found washed up on an island west of Sitka, officials said Friday. Julie Fair, a spokesperson with NOAA Fisheries in Juneau, said in an email to The Associated Press that her agency received...

New law requires engine cut-off switches in small boats

Mar. 18, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new federal law will require operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet (eight meters) in length to use an engine cut-off switch and associated link, which attaches the vessel operator to a switch that shuts off the engine if the operator is knocked from...

Barge crashes into dock in Gig Harbor

Mar. 18, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

GIG HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a private dock in Gig Harbor, Washington, was damaged when it was struck by a runaway barge Monday morning. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said nobody was injured in the incident at Sunrise Beach. ...