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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, a Moran tugboat nears the stern of the capsizing vessel Golden Ray near St. Simons Sound off the coast of Georgia. The salvage team salvage team is seeking a federal permit to surround the shipwreck with a giant mesh barrier to contain any debris when they cut the ship apart. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Salvage firm asks US judge to halt removal of capsized ship

Feb. 14, 2020 6:59 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A maritime salvage company is asking a federal judge to stop the Coast Guard and a rival firm from carrying out their plans to remove a cargo ship that overturned five months ago on the Georgia coast. The multiagency team overseeing removal of the South Korean freighter Golden Ray...

FILE - This undated file image provided by the Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Coast Guard lieutenant Christopher Hasson, accused of stockpiling guns and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists. Hasson’s defense attorneys filed a notice of appeal on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, less than two weeks after U.S. District Judge George Hazel sentenced the 50-year-old man to 160 months in prison. (Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office via AP, File)

Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot appeals sentence

Feb. 11, 2020 2:42 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists is appealing his prison sentence of more than 13 years. Christopher Hasson’s defense attorneys filed a notice of appeal on Tuesday, less than...

In this Nov. 16, 2019 photo provided by the U.S Coast Guard, crew members from the cutter Thetis hoist interdicted drugs seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard says nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine seized in the eastern Pacific Ocean has been brought to San Diego. The drug haul estimated to be worth about $338 million is scheduled for off loading from the cutter Munro at Naval Base San Diego on Monday morning, Feb. 10, 2020. The cocaine was seized in eight operations by the crews of four cutters between mid-November and mid-January. (Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Coast Guard brings $338M of seized cocaine to San Diego

Feb. 10, 2020 5:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine seized in the eastern Pacific Ocean has been brought to San Diego. The drug haul estimated to be worth about $338 million was offloaded from the cutter Munro at Naval Base San Diego on Monday morning. The cocaine was seized in eight...

Oil spill contained in bay on eastern outskirts of Houston

Feb. 3, 2020 12:58 PM EST

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A 630-gallon (2,385-liter) oil spill in a bay on the eastern outskirts of Houston has been contained and is being cleaned from the water, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. Coast Guard Petty Officer Paige Hause said the mile-long (1.6-kilometer-long) spill occurred Saturday at Baytown...

FILE - This undated file image provided by the Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Hasson.  The Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and drawing up a hist list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 for his guilty plea to firearms and drug offenses. (Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office via AP, File)

Coast Guard officer-terror suspect sentenced for guns, drugs

Jan. 31, 2020 8:20 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused by prosecutors of being a domestic terrorist intent on committing politically motivated killings inspired by a far-right mass murderer was sentenced Friday to more than 13 years in prison for firearms and drug offenses. Christopher Hasson, 50, had...

Coast Guard officer suspected in terror plot is sentenced to more than 13 years in prison on firearms and drug charges

Jan. 31, 2020 5:20 PM EST
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Coast Guard officer suspected in terror plot is sentenced to more than 13 years in prison on firearms and drug charges.

Search suspended for missing crew in Louisiana barge crash

Jan. 27, 2020 9:39 PM EST

LULING, La. (AP) — The search for three men who went missing on the Mississippi River when two barge towing vessels collided has been suspended, The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday night. The Coast Guard said the agency searched over 835 nautical miles (1,545 kilometers) for the missing mariners who were...

3 missing after barge crash on Mississippi River

Jan. 26, 2020 6:33 PM EST

LULING, La. (AP) — Three people were missing after two barge towing vessels collided Sunday on the Mississippi River in an accident that also may have released a small amount of toxic vapor into the air, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard said in a news release that the two vessels collided Sunday...

Local authorities join the U.S. Coast Guard on a search of a person who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship just off Puerto Rico's north shore, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. According to Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad, the incident involved the Oasis of the Seas ship operated by Royal Caribbean International. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Coast Guard hunts for cruise ship passenger off Puerto Rico

Jan. 22, 2020 10:05 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said it was searching late Wednesday for a person who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship just off Puerto Rico’s north shore. Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad told The Associated Press that the incident involved the Oasis of the Seas...

FILE - This file image provided by the Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that belonged to Christopher Paul Hasson, a Coast Guard lieutenant. Federal prosecutors recommend a 25-year prison sentence for Hasson, accused of stockpiling weapons and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists. But defense attorneys dispute the government's claim that he is a domestic terrorist. (Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office via AP, File)

Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot asks for leniency

Jan. 21, 2020 1:42 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending a 25-year prison sentence for a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists for attacks inspired by racist killers. But defense attorneys are seeking leniency...