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A pregnant woman among a group of migrants as they rest on the beach waiting for Uk Border Force officials at Dungeness, southern England, Thursday Aug. 6 2020.  The British government says it will strengthen border measures as calm summer weather has prompted a record number of people to attempt the risky sea crossing in small vessels, from northern France to England. (AP Photo / Susan Pilcher)

UK vows action after record-high migrant crossing of Channel

Aug. 7, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government vowed Friday to strengthen border measures after a record daily number of people crossed the English Channel to the U.K. in small boats. At least 235 migrants in 17 boats landed or were picked up by British Coast Guard and Border Force boats on Thursday, surpassing last...

Crane hits key bridge in Alaska, no structural damage found

Aug. 7, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A construction barge carrying a crane hit the underside of the Douglas Bridge in Juneau on Wednesday. A bystander recorded the incident from shore and posted it onto social media, where it was widely shared. The 620-foot (189 meter) long Douglas Bridge connects Douglas Island with...

In this aerial drone photo, provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, staff from the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital and U.S. Coast Guard release

2 rescued sea turtles released in Florida after recovery

Aug. 7, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Two rehabilitated sea turtles, rescued at different times and locations by the U.S. Coast Guard, have been released off the Florida Keys. “Emma,” a 150-pound (68-kilogram) female loggerhead sea turtle, was recovered in June after she was found floating in the Atlantic...

In this photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, members of the Coast Guard rescue a family of four, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, from a vessel taking on water 17 miles south of Southwest Pass near Venice, La. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Family of 4 rescued, found clinging to overturned boat

Aug. 6, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

VENICE, La. (AP) — Two children and their parents clung to their overturned boat in the Gulf of Mexico until the Coast Guard could rescue them Wednesday afternoon. The children, aged 8 and 11, and their parents all were in good shape when they were rescued, Petty Officer Sydney Phoenix said. The family...

US Coast Guard seized $26 million in cocaine, marijuana

Aug. 6, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded almost $26 million in cocaine and marijuana at Port Everglades, the agency said in a news release. The drugs were offloaded Wednesday by crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare, Winslow Griesser and Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Shamal. The agency...

Coast Guard rescued injured teen hiker in Olympic park

Aug. 4, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued an injured teen Monday afternoon after he fell and suffered injuries that needed medical attention. KOMO-TV reports a 17-year-old hiker was medevaced from Olympic National Park shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday. Watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District...

NY, CT and NJ boaters urged to prepare for Hurricane Isaisas

Aug. 1, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Coast Guard on Saturday urged commercial and recreational boaters in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey to prepare for possible high surf, dangerous rip currents, heavy wind, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding from Hurricane Isaisas, which has the potential to impact the region. The...

In this July 16, 2013, photo is an aerial view of the coast and Pacific Ocean taken flying in to San Clemente Island, in San Diego. A military seafaring assault vehicle that sank off the coast of Southern California with Marines and one Navy corpsman on board is under hundreds feet of water, making it impossible for divers to reach the landing craft and complicating rescue efforts for the missing troops, officials said Friday, July 31, 2020. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

Search stretches on for 8 missing after Marine craft sinks

Aug. 1, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer were headed into a Saturday search for eight people missing after their Marine landing craft went down in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast. “Literally every asset we have available" was...

FILE - U.S. Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade ride on their Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) during the joint US-Philippines amphibious landing exercise Friday Oct.7, 2016 at Naval Education Training Command in San Antonio northwest of Manila, Philippines. A training accident off the coast of Southern California in an AAV similar to this one has taken the life of one Marine, injured two others and left eight missing Thursday, July 30, 2020. In a Friday morning tweet, the Marines say the accident happened Thursday and search and rescue efforts are underway with support from the Navy and Coast Guard. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

Marine vehicle deep under sea, complicating rescue search

Jul. 31, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military seafaring assault vehicle that sank off the coast of Southern California is under hundreds of feet of water, putting it beyond the reach of divers and complicating rescue efforts for eight missing troops, officials said Friday. Still the Marine Corps commandant, Gen. David...

FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Paralympian Angela Madsen, left, works with Los Angeles Unified School District students during Ready, Set, Gold! Day at Trinity Street Elementary in Los Angeles. A three-person crew left the Hawaii Yacht Club Wednesday, July 29, 2020, to search for the craft piloted by Angela Madsen, who died in the Pacific Ocean last month, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Samsung/AP Images, File)

Crew makes ocean trip to recover deceased Paralympian's boat

Jul. 31, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A sailing crew embarked from Honolulu on a mission to locate and recover the boat of Paralympian who died during a solo attempt to row from California to Hawaii. The three-person crew left the Hawaii Yacht Club Wednesday to search for the craft piloted by Angela Madsen, who died in the...