Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

Search suspended for boat that left Bahamas with 20 on board

Jan. 1, 2021 8:13 PM EST

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Friday for a boat with about 20 people on board that was three days overdue to arrive in Florida after leaving the Bahamas earlier this week. The Coast Guard and others searched more than 17,000 square miles (44,000 square kilometers) for about 84 hours before suspending...

A box truck floats in the water after driving off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Tuesday morning Dec. 29, 2020, near Virginia Beach, Va. (Jonathon Gruenke/The Daily Press via AP)

Officials: Truck plunges off bridge into Chesapeake Bay

Dec. 29, 2020 7:54 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Coast Guard officials said Tuesday evening that they have suspended their search for the driver of a box truck that plunged into the water after crashing on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel The truck crashed about 8:20 a.m. on the east side of the bridge’s northbound...

Coast Guard looking for whale protection violations off VA

Dec. 22, 2020 1:45 AM EST

The U.S. Coast Guard is looking out for violations of rules designed to protect a rare species of whale from collisions with ships. Coast Guard Sector Virginia said it has become aware of “potential violations of the North Atlantic right whale ship strike reduction speed restrictions in place for the...

Coast Guard tows fishing vessel to safety after 5 days

Dec. 12, 2020 11:47 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A fishing vessel that became stranded off the coast of Massachusetts last Sunday has been towed to safety after a five-day operation, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Saturday. The fishing vessel Fearless was 160 nautical miles east of Nantucket on Sunday night when it became disabled and...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020 file photo the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier makes its way into San Diego Bay as seen from San Diego. Search crews are combing the ocean off Southern California for a sailor who may have gone overboard from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. The San Diego-based 3rd Fleet says the search began Thursday morning, Dec. 10, 2020 after a lookout spotted what appeared to be a person in the water.   (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Navy searching for sailor possibly overboard off California

Dec. 11, 2020 12:43 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Search crews combed the ocean off Southern California on Friday for a sailor who may have gone overboard from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. The search started Thursday morning after a lookout spotted what appeared to be a person in the water, a statement from the San...

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a delivery and launching ceremony of domestically built warships at the Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Corp's shipyards in Kaohsiung, southern of Taiwan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Taiwan president launches new domestically made patrol ships

Dec. 11, 2020 1:55 AM EST

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president launched a new fleet of domestically made Coast Guard patrol vessels Friday, in a boost to the island's plans to strengthen its defense capabilities as tensions rise with China. The new Anping (CG-601) vessel is the first of 12 locally designed and built 600-ton...

FILE - This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is entering the final phase of review by U.S. government regulators. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, Dec. 8 released a positive review of the vaccine. (Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)

Pentagon set to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on small scale

Dec. 9, 2020 4:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's initial allotment of coronavirus vaccine will be administered at 16 defense sites in the United States and abroad, with health care workers, emergency service personnel and residents of military retirement homes getting top priority, officials said Wednesday. Next in line,...

Man is missing after falling from Florida dinner cruise

Dec. 6, 2020 1:54 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a man went missing after falling into the water from a dinner-cruise ship in the Gulf Coast in Florida. The agency said Saturday that Joel Henderson, 37, was not wearing a lifejacket when he fell from the Capt. J.P. boat late Friday. The company J.C....

Clark McIlvain and Kathleen McIlvain hold a photo of their son, Charles McIlvain, at their home on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Woodland Hills, Calif. Charles McIlvain was one of 34 people killed when dive boat Conception caught fire and sank off the coast of California on Sept. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Families of 34 California boat fire victims grieve, advocate

Dec. 4, 2020 5:53 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The snapshots tell the story of a big man with a big, beaming grin. The McIlvain family passes around the pictures, laughing over their son Charlie's antics captured through the years: Charlie as a youngster camping with a backpack bigger than him, Charlie cheesing for the camera on...

This photo provided by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities shows damage from heavy rains and a mudslide 600 feet wide in Haines, Alaska, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Authorities say six people are unaccounted for, and four homes were destroyed in the slide, with the search resuming Thursday morning for survivors. (Matt Boron/Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities via AP)

Businessman, renter missing in Alaska after landslide

Dec. 3, 2020 5:04 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A local economic development official and a woman who rents an apartment from him have been identified as the two people missing after a landslide as wide as two football fields slammed into a neighborhood in Haines, Alaska, the mayor said Thursday. The home of David Simmons, interim...