Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

4 Maine fishermen were on boat that sank off Massachusetts

Nov. 25, 2020 11:09 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The missing men who were on a commercial fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts this week were all Maine fishermen, authorities said. The Coast Guard said Tuesday it has called off the search for the crew of the Portland-based Emmy Rose that sank early Monday morning when it was en route to...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishing vessel crew

Nov. 24, 2020 6:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard said Tuesday it called off the search for the four-member crew of a Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts. The Coast Guard searched an area of approximately 2,066 square miles for more than 38 hours, Capt. Wesley Hester said in a release. “The decision to...

Coast Guard calls off search for four-member crew of Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts coast

Nov. 24, 2020 6:38 PM EST
BOSTON (AP) — Coast Guard calls off search for four-member crew of Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts coast.

Prosecutors: 31 charged in Coast Guard test-fixing scheme

Nov. 24, 2020 2:52 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 30 people were charged for their participation in a test score-fixing scheme that happened over seven years at a United States Coast Guard exam center in Louisiana, federal prosecutors announced. The indictment centers around Dorothy Smith, a former employee at an exam center...

Search on for 4-member crew of sunken Atlantic fishing boat

Nov. 23, 2020 12:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for the four-member crew of a Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts early Monday. The 82-foot (25-meter) Emmy Rose went down about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, the Coast Guard said in an emailed statement. The Coast...

Debris leaks out as salvagers saw up ship on Georgia coast

Nov. 23, 2020 11:58 AM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Debris is washing up from a cargo ship stranded on the Georgia coast as a salvage team cuts it into chunks. The leaks are not unexpected as salvagers demolish the Golden Ray, a South Korean ship that overturned in St. Simons Sound while carrying 4,200 vehicles 14 months ago. Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search of motorcyclist

Nov. 22, 2020 5:13 PM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The search for a motorcyclist who appears to have crashed their vehicle and fell off a bridge in Massachusetts was suspended Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday on the Veterans Memorial Bridge that spans the Taunton River and connects Fall...

Search on for man who fell overboard in Florida river

Nov. 22, 2020 12:11 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard and other agencies searched Sunday for a Florida man who fell overboard in St. John's River near Jacksonville. Authorities say the man fell into the water about 3 a.m. Sunday while moving between the Tugboat Pop and a barge. The 42-year-old man's name was not...

Cape Cod National Seashore to get winter upgrades

Nov. 22, 2020 9:26 AM EST

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Winter may be setting in, but work to improve the visitor experience at the Cape Cod National Seashore is continuing through the colder months, officials say. The new or ongoing projects include the construction of new bathhouse facilities at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham and...

Coast Guard calls off search for man, 77, in Florida waters

Nov. 20, 2020 8:48 AM EST

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a search for an elderly man who went missing in the waters off Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The agency identified the man as Paul James, 77. The Coast Guard was alerted on Monday that a 30-foot (9-meter) Grady-White boat near Islamorada was...