Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

Missing sailboat found, safe and sound, off New Jersey coast

Nov. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EST

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard says a sailboat that placed a distress call off the Maine coast has been located. The Coast Guard ended a three-day search Monday after the 40-foot boat, Dove, was located safe and sound, nearly 100 miles off the New Jersey coast. Petty Officer Nicole Groll, a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Coast Guard says second man was on missing boat

Oct. 27, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard says a second man was on board a boat reported missing on a trip from Rhode Island to Miami. Ryan Hollis left Jamestown, Rhode Island Wednesday in a 43-foot Beneteau sailing boat, the Carol K. He was supposed to make a stop in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday, where he was to check...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater

Oct. 26, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard has launched a search for a missing boater who left Rhode Island on Wednesday bound for Miami. Coast Guard officials say 40-year-old Ryan Hollis left Jamestown in a 43-foot Beneteau sailing boat, the Carol K. He was supposed to make a stop in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday, where...