Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

Police ID officer as man hurt in 16-foot fall on cruise ship

Oct. 11, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

VENICE, La. (AP) — A man injured in a fall on a Carnival cruise ship has been identified as an Alabama police officer. News outlets report Huntsville, Alabama, police say officer John Thomas Holliday was hurt Tuesday when he fell nearly 16-feet (5-meters) to the ship's deck off the Louisiana coast. It...

Man hurt in 16-foot fall on cruise ship on Louisiana coast

Oct. 9, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

VENICE, La. (AP) — A man has been critically injured in a nearly 16-foot (5-meter) fall on a Carnival cruise ship off the coast of Louisiana. News outlets report the U.S. Coast Guard says the 23-year-old man was hurt early Tuesday on the ship near Venice. A Coast Guard news release says he was airlifted to...

Seized N. Korean ship sold, towed from American Samoa

Oct. 8, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a seized North Korean cargo ship suspected of being used to violate international sanctions has been sold and towed from American Samoa. The U.S. seized the Wise Honest in May and towed it to the port of Pago Pago in the U.S. territory. The parents...

Coast Guard loosens rules on tattoos to boost recruiting

Oct. 4, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is loosening its tattoo policy, reflecting increased acceptance of tattoos. The Virginian-Pilot reports the change announced Thursday is intended to help boost recruiting and comes after other military branches have begun allowing more tattoos. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard lieutenant pleads guilty to gun and drug crimes

Oct. 3, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling weapons and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists pleaded guilty Thursday to gun and drug charges. Christopher Hasson’s guilty plea to all four of the counts he faced resolves a case in which...

The Latest: Lawyer: Coast Guardsman’s case ‘sensationalized’

Oct. 3, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling weapons and creating a hit list (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A defense attorney says the case of a Coast Guard lieutenant who pleaded guilty to gun and drug charges has been “mischaracterized and...

Coast Guard lieutenant who prosecutors said plotted a mass killing pleads guilty to gun and drug charges, faces 31 years

Oct. 3, 2019 12:46 PM EDT
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Coast Guard lieutenant who prosecutors said plotted a mass killing pleads guilty to gun and drug charges, faces 31 years.

California boat company suspends tours after fatal fire

Oct. 1, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of a scuba diving boat company announced Tuesday a voluntary indefinite suspension of its fleet in the wake of a boat fire off the Southern California coast that killed 34 people. Truth Aquatics Inc. posted on its Facebook page that the company will "dedicate our entire efforts...

APNewsBreak: Cause of deadly boat fire still a mystery

Sep. 28, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators completed a two-week examination of the charred wreckage of a scuba diving boat and could not determine what ignited the fire that killed 34 people off the Southern California coast, a law enforcement official said Friday. The boat, named Conception, was anchored just off...

Coast Guard cutter intercepts cocaine-carrying sub

Sep. 25, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a cutter seized a "narco" submarine carrying cocaine worth a street value of more than $165 million while patrolling in the eastern Pacific Ocean. In a Tuesday news release, the agency says the crew captured the self-propelled semi-submersible in international waters...