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...

Coast Guard: Tugboat collides with old North Carolina bridge

Nov. 18, 2019 7:24 AM EST

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it’s investigating the collision of a tugboat with an old bridge on the Outer Banks. The Coast Guard said in a news release Sunday that that tugboat Miss Bonnie collided with the Old Bonner Bridge. The replacement for the aging Bonner Bridge opened earlier...

Coast Guard continues search for sailboat off Maine coast

Nov. 17, 2019 3:55 PM EST

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A Coast Guard airplane is continuing to search for three sailors reported missing off Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Petty Officer Nicole Groll, a Coast Guard spokeswoman, said the weekend search was launched after a 911 call early Saturday from boaters in distress. The Coast...

Coast Guard searching for 3 sailors off Maine coast

Nov. 16, 2019 5:03 PM EST

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for three sailors reported missing off Maine’s Mount Desert Island. The Coast Guard tweeted Saturday that the three were reportedly on a 40-foot sailboat about 20 miles south of Mount Desert Island. Rescue crews from Southwest Harbor and Air...

Injured man hoisted from Canadian naval vessel

Nov. 16, 2019 12:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Coast Guard crews hoisted an injured man from a Canadian naval vessel that was in the northern section of Admiralty Inlet. The Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound command center in Seattle was notified at 10:30 a.m. Friday that a man aboard the 181-foot (55-meter) Royal Canadian Navy Ship HMCS...

Coast Guard helps trans-Pacific sailor reach California

Nov. 15, 2019 1:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Coast Guard has brought a 78-year-old sailor to a California port after he repeatedly ran low on provisions during a five-month trip across the Pacific in a sailboat and requested help. The Coast Guard says a cutter took the sailboat Mayfly under tow Wednesday southwest of Los...

Coast Guard halts search for third boater; 2 others rescued

Nov. 14, 2019 9:00 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard has called off a search for a missing yachter who went into the water more than 500 miles (805 km) off Virginia Beach. The Coast Guard’s 5th District Command in Portsmouth said it spent the better part of Wednesday searching for the man after receiving a report...

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....