Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

2 cruise ships rescue more migrants off Florida coast

Jan. 03, 2023 18:35 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Crew members aboard two cruise ships rescued around two dozen migrants in small boats, the latest episode of hundreds making or attempting landings in the Florida Keys over the past several days, authorities said. Crew members aboard Celebrity Beyond rescued 19...

Search suspended for 4 missing in Gulf helicopter crash

Dec. 30, 2022 17:48 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for four people on board a helicopter that crashed into the Gulf of Mexico while departing an oil platform Thursday morning. Although the crash is not a closed case, crews will not resume the search unless they...

Helicopter with 4 on board crashes in Gulf of Mexico

Dec. 29, 2022 19:44 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard spent hours Thursday searching the waters off Louisiana for four people on board a helicopter that crashed while departing an oil platform. The helicopter's pilot and three oil workers went into the Gulf of Mexico about 8:40 a.m. CST,...

Fishing boat runs aground on California's Santa Cruz Island

Dec. 15, 2022 20:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six people were rescued from a fishing boat that ran aground on one of the Channel Islands off Southern California and spilled diesel fuel early Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. A vessel assistance service reported that the Speranza Marie ran aground at...

34 Haitians rescued from uninhabited Puerto Rico island

Dec. 13, 2022 12:26 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that it rescued 34 Haitian migrants abandoned by smugglers on an uninhabited island near Puerto Rico, the second such incident in less than a month. The migrants were found after employees with Puerto Rico’s...

Coast Guard faults pilot in Chesapeake Bay ship grounding

Dec. 07, 2022 11:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Coast Guard investigation into the grounding in March of a cargo ship in the Chesapeake Bay faulted the pilot tasked with helping the ship navigate the waterway, saying he relied too much on one piece of equipment to navigate and was on his cellphone in the runup to the...

Seoul arrests ex-top security official over border killing

Dec. 03, 2022 00:54 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's former national security director was arrested Saturday over a suspected cover-up surrounding North Korea’s killing of a South Korean fisheries official near the rivals’ sea boundary in 2020. Suh Hoon’s arrest early Saturday came as...

Cruise passenger who fell overboard recalls experience

Dec. 02, 2022 15:27 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He spent nearly 20 hours alone, treading water in the Gulf of Mexico after falling off a cruise ship and being saved on Thanksgiving. James Michael Grimes spoke about the experience Friday, saying it has taught him to not take life for granted. “My worst fear...

Cuba calls migrant boat crash an accident, denies ramming

Nov. 30, 2022 15:43 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has denied that its coast guard vessel was to blame for a collision with a migrant-packed boat that led to the deaths of seven people, including a two-year-old girl, saying the migrant boat made an abrupt turn in heavy swells that caused the crash. The boat was...

Man sentenced for faking death to avoid sex abuse charges

Nov. 29, 2022 14:12 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for faking his own death in Alabama to avoid criminal charges of impregnating a teenage girl in his home state of Mississippi. Jacob Blair Scott was sentenced Monday in Alabama. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey...