Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

Coast Guard searches for woman who reportedly fell off ferry

Dec. 07, 2021 09:31 AM EST

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching Tuesday for a woman who reportedly fell off a ferry in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. Other passengers on the ferry from Bristol to Prudence Island reported seeing the woman fall overboard at about 6 p.m. Monday, Bristol Fire...

‘We just feel it’: Racism plagues US military academies

Dec. 03, 2021 00:39 AM EST

Eight years after he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Geoffrey Easterling remains astonished by the Confederate history still memorialized on the storied academy’s campus – the six-foot-tall painting of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the library, the barracks...

Mississippi River search suspended for man from cruise ship

Dec. 02, 2021 19:22 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it suspended its search Thursday for a man overboard from the American Queen cruise ship near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Rescue crews spent about 32 hours searching more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the Mississippi River....

Cleanup of Southern California shore from spill nears end

Nov. 30, 2021 18:01 PM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — About three-quarters of the Southern California shoreline being combed for tar following an offshore oil spill have been signed off as cleaned, officials said Tuesday. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Jeannie Shaye said officials have...

Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving

Nov. 25, 2021 19:58 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of U.S. families — including his own. ...

3 fishermen rescued after boat capsizes

Nov. 23, 2021 13:52 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three fishermen were rescued after their boat capsized off Tomales Bay, north of San Francisco, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The boat began taking on water before capsizing Monday about a half-mile off the coast, the Coast Guard said in a news...

Officials investigate California oil sheen near earlier leak

Nov. 21, 2021 17:59 PM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An oil sheen spotted in the ocean near last month’s crude pipeline leak off Southern California was likely residual oil from the earlier spill, an official said Sunday. The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday dispatched aircraft and boats to...

Oil sheen spotted near Southern California's oil spill

Nov. 20, 2021 20:50 PM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Officials were investigating an oil sheen spotted Saturday near last month’s crude pipeline leak off Southern California's coast. The U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement the oil sheen is about 70 feet (21 meters) by 30 feet (9 meters)...

Shipyard starts work on another Arleigh Burke destroyer

Nov. 20, 2021 11:25 AM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — Bath Iron Works in Maine has started construction on a destroyer named for a U.S. Coast Guard officer who earned the Navy Cross during World War II. Construction of the future USS Quentin Walsh began at at the shipyard's fabrication facility in...

Coast Guard taps 2nd ship as party of interest in oil spill

Nov. 19, 2021 18:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard investigators on Friday said they have identified a second ship suspected of dragging its anchor near an underwater pipeline that later leaked crude oil into the waters off the Southern California coast. The Coast Guard said in a...