Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

Officials: Search for migrants after boat sinks off Keys

Sep. 28, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Four Cuban migrants swam to shore in the Florida Keys and three others were rescued from the ocean after their boat sank Wednesday, shortly before Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwestern Florida. But 20 more people might be missing, officials said. The...

Patrol spots Chinese, Russian naval ships off Alaska island

Sep. 26, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday. But it turned out the cruiser wasn’t alone as it sailed about 86 miles (138 kilometers) north of Alaska’s Kiska Island,...

Coast Guard works to remove sunken ships from Columbia River

Sep. 24, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two ships that have been abandoned in the Columbia river for years are being removed and the U.S. Coast Guard is working with state agencies to clean up the fuel and oil that leaked from the vessels. The ships — a Navy tug called the Sakarissa and a Coast...

GLIMPSES: At United Nations, boats safeguard current affairs

Sep. 21, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This week, the United Nations is the world's premier venue for current events — which, one could say, is the forte of the U.S. Coast Guard. So naturally the military branch's boats are a familiar presence during the U.N. General Assembly, guarding the...

NTSB recommends inspections after sinking of fishing boat

Sep. 14, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A fishing vessel that sank in New England, resulting in the loss of all four fishermen, likely capsized because of poor drainage of seawater from the rear deck and hatches that weren’t watertight, investigators said. The National Transportation Safety Board...

Wreckage of deadly floatplane crash may have been found

Sep. 09, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Crews using sonar may have found wreckage from a floatplane that crashed in Puget Sound in Washington state, killing 10 people. Federal officials said Friday that “identified targets” had been found on the seafloor near the crash site. The Seattle Times reports...

Natural gas pipeline fire in water SE of New Orleans

Sep. 09, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal agencies are investigating a natural gas pipeline explosion that started a towering blaze in a lake southeast of New Orleans. The line exploded shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday in Lake Lery and the fire was out by about 4:45 p.m. Friday, the Coast Guard...

Victims of floatplane crash included activist, winemaker

Sep. 06, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — A civil rights activist, a business owner, a lawyer, an engineer and the founder of a winery and his family were on the floatplane that crashed in the waters of Washington state's Puget Sound, killing 10. The U.S. Coast Guard released the names of the...

Australia says its navy can resume visits to Solomon Islands

Sep. 06, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia said Tuesday its navy ships have been given clearance to resume visits to the Solomon Islands, which had last week announced a temporary block on all military vessels during a review of its approval processes. Australian Foreign Minister...

Coast Guard ends search for 9 missing in floatplane crash

Sep. 05, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search Monday afternoon for nine people, including a child, who were missing after a floatplane crashed in the waters of Puget Sound northwest of Seattle. The body of a 10th person, an unidentified female, was...