Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

Coast Guard, Navy boats collide in Alaska; 9 injured

Dec. 5, 2019 11:31 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard vessel collided with a U.S. Navy boat, injuring nine people, including one critically, off Alaska's Kodiak Island. The accident occurred Wednesday evening in Women's Bay near Kodiak's Coast Guard base, said Lt. Comm. Scott McCann, a Coast Guard Alaska District...

US Navy seizes suspected Iranian missile parts set for Yemen

Dec. 4, 2019 5:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy warship has seized a “significant cache” of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, U.S. officials said Wednesday, marking the first time that such sophisticated components have been taken en route to the war there. The seizure from a small...

1 killed, another missing after shrimp boat capsizes

Nov. 29, 2019 5:13 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say at least one crew member was killed when a shrimp boat overturned. The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile says the vessel overturned Friday morning. The accident happened about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the entrance of Mobile Bay. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency tells...

Kite surfer reported missing lets Coast Guard know he’s OK

Nov. 29, 2019 4:08 PM EST

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man who was reported missing after a mishap while kite surfing off the southern New Jersey shore is safe. The man, who authorities didn’t identify, called the Coast Guard on Friday morning to let them know he had returned to shore. A witness had called 911 on Thursday...

Coast Guard hoists man from damaged boat off North Carolina

Nov. 29, 2019 9:48 AM EST

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says that a helicopter crew hoisted a man to safety from a disabled sailing vessel off North Carolina. A Coast Guard news release said the rescue happened Thursday afternoon approximately 170 miles (274 kilomters) east of the Pamlico Sound. A Coast Guard...

Records: Boat on which 34 died exempt from safety rules

Nov. 26, 2019 1:15 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The diving boat that caught fire on Labor Day off Southern California, killing 34 people, was among hundreds of small vessels exempted by the U.S. Coast Guard from stricter safety rules designed to make it easier for passengers to escape, according to a newspaper report Monday. The...

Coast Guard says 72-year-old boater missing

Nov. 23, 2019 6:19 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for a 72-year-old man who went missing while boating alone from New York to Florida. The Coast Guard said Saturday that Michael Bye failed to make contact with a family member at an agreed upon time and did not meet with a friend in Belhaven, North...

Cargo ship stuck in sand could remain in sea for many months

Nov. 23, 2019 2:31 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A cargo ship that capsized off the Georgia coast could remain in the sea for the next year. That’s the long-range outlook of Coast Guard Cmdr. Matt Baer, a member of the Unified Command tasked with removing the ship that capsized in September. Baer says the Golden Ray has been...

Cargo ship stuck in sand could remain in sea for many months

Nov. 23, 2019 2:28 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A cargo ship that capsized off the Georgia coast could remain in the sea for the next year. That’s the long-range outlook of Coast Guard Cmdr. Matt Baer, a member of the Unified Command tasked with removing the ship that capsized in September. Baer says the Golden Ray has been...

NTSB: Coast Guard ignored duck boat safety proposals

Nov. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year's Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The National Transportation...