Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

NTSB: Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals

Nov. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year's Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The National Transportation...

US Coast Guard searching for missing boater on coast

Nov. 13, 2019 3:23 PM EST

BROOKINGS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater whose vessel was found unattended in the Pacific Ocean near southern Oregon. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 59-year-old Dan VanCleave was reported overdue Tuesday after he didn’t return home prior to sunset, according to...

Barge bound for Alaska runs aground in British Columbia

Nov. 13, 2019 9:21 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — No injuries were reported and there was no marine pollution when a barge headed to Alaska grounded near Vancouver Island, officials said. The Nana Provider owned by Alaska Marine Lines ran aground on Quadra Island around 8 p.m. Saturday, The Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday....

Widow sues boat owner in fire off California that killed 34

Nov. 11, 2019 7:41 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The widow of a passenger who died in a fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people in the waters off California sued the vessel's owners Monday. Christine Dignam, whose husband, Justin Dignam, died when the Conception caught fire Sept. 2 off the Santa Barbara coast, claimed that the...

3 rescued, 1 missing after boat capsized off California

Nov. 10, 2019 6:14 PM EST

BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a man who went missing after a fishing boat capsized off Northern California. The search was called off Sunday after crews rescued three others who were on the boat and looked through the night for the missing man in the water about 30...

Officials responding to oil spill from cargo ship in Hawaii

Nov. 7, 2019 10:28 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a cargo ship has spilled oil into Honolulu Harbor. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class James Connor says local and federal officials are working on cleanup Thursday after a 433-foot (132-meter) container ship spilled oil a day earlier during a fueling operation. It...

Pipeline protesters at Port of Vancouver

Nov. 5, 2019 12:50 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Protesters at the Port of Vancouver, Washington, are blocking a shipment of pipeline meant for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project. KOIN reports that Tuesday morning at least five people climbed up and chained themselves on the dock where the shipment is to be loaded off...

Coast Guard helicopter airlifts man from cruise ship

Nov. 4, 2019 11:14 AM EST

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has airlifted a man from a cruise ship off the coast of North Carolina. The Coast Guard says in a statement that one of its helicopters rescued the man Sunday afternoon as he was suffering from symptoms of internal bleeding. He was on the Royal Caribbean...

Coast Guard, fire department rescue mother and daughter

Nov. 2, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a rescue crew pulled a mother and daughter from the Willamette River after their small boat overturned Saturday morning. The Coast Guard says a third woman swam to shore and called for help at about 3:15 a.m. after the 16-foot (5-meter) aluminum skiff...

Remains of Coast Guardsman who died in WWII camp come home

Nov. 1, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lt. Thomas J.E. Crotty's capture during World War II made him the first Coast Guard prisoner of war since the War of 1812. With his burial in his hometown of Buffalo this weekend, he may end up being the last of the Coast Guard's missing service members to be repatriated, a Coast Guard...