Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

Flames engulf cargo ship's remains off US coast; no injuries

May. 14, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The remains of an overturned cargo ship being dismantled along the Georgia coast caught fire Friday as workers used torches to cut into the hull, sending up black smoke and causing loud bangs that sounded like explosions. The multiagency command...

Mississippi River traffic resumes under damaged bridge

May. 14, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — River traffic has reopened on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, three days after it was closed when a crack was discovered in the Interstate 40 bridge that connects Tennessee and Arkansas, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday. The Arkansas...

US Coast Guard: Mississippi River traffic resumes days after a crack shut down bridge between Tennessee and Arkansas

May. 14, 2021 10:30 AM EDT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — US Coast Guard: Mississippi River traffic resumes days after a crack shut down bridge between Tennessee and Arkansas.

Free offices with a view: 4 lighthouses, courtesy of feds

May. 14, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Dreading your eventual return to the office? The federal government is making available — for free — some waterfront workspaces with killer views that are sure to entice. But there's a catch. The General Services Administration says the U.S....

Ferry fire will cause Puget Sound summer travel delays

May. 13, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Puget Sound ferry travelers can expect summer delays because last month’s fire aboard the ferry Wenatchee has forced the state to use smaller vessels than normal on several routes. The Seattle Times reports the Washington State Ferries is operating 18...

Coast Guard looks to expand Seattle base

May. 12, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing a renovation and expansion of its Seattle waterfront base that during the next decade will be home to three new icebreakers, and probably other vessels. The Coast Guard’s aging Seattle operations hub supports Pacific...

Iran rejects US claim that speedboats sparked encounter

May. 11, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard on Tuesday rejected the U.S. Navy's claim that fast-approaching Iranian speedboats in the Strait of Hormuz sparked a tense encounter in the already sensitive region. The Guard’s website,,...

US ship fires warning shots in encounter with Iranian boats

May. 10, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 13 armed speedboats of Iran's Revolutionary Guard made “unsafe and unprofessional” high-speed maneuvers toward U.S. Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz on Monday, and a U.S. Coast Guard cutter fired warning shots when two of the Iranian boats came...

Body of missing Mississippi student found on Alabama island

May. 06, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have located the body of a Mississippi college student who disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico off Alabama's Dauphin Island. Mayor Jeff Collier says police and fire officials on Wednesday found the body of a man identified by the...

Salvage crews removing fuel from capsized lift boat

May. 05, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Salvage crews have begun removing fuel from a lift boat that capsized off the Louisiana coast in a storm last month, the Coast Guard said Wednesday. The Guard said in a news release Wednesday that the work started on Monday after salvage crews arrived...