Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

Crews rescue man when boat capsizes in Gulf of Mexico

Jul. 18, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard and Sarasota Fire Rescue rescued a man whose boat overturned in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard officials said in a news release they received a call late Wednesday stating that 55-year-old Jay Connelly had not returned from a trip on his 16-foot...

Coast Guard: 4 injured when boats collide in Maryland bay

Jul. 17, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says four people were injured when two boats collided in a Maryland bay. A news release from the Coast Guard says it received an initial report from a good Samaritan on Tuesday afternoon regarding a collision on Sinepuxent Bay near the Marsh Harbor Marina in...

Great white sharks spotted at 3 Cape Cod beaches

Jul. 14, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Great white sharks have been spotted at three Cape Cod beaches. The Cape Cod Times reports that three beaches were briefly closed Saturday after confirmed sightings of great white sharks. Police and fire authorities say the sharks were seen by the Head of the Meadow Beach and Coast Guard...

The Latest: National Guard trying to rescue family of 5

Jul. 14, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): ___ 11:40 p.m. Authorities are trying to rescue a family of five who are trapped by high water in a south Louisiana home. KTBS-TV reports that the family was trapped Saturday night in the town of Franklin. The Shreveport television station reports...

Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Jul. 13, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming a...

Coast Guard makes dramatic drug seizure, raiding submarine

Jul. 12, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard members boarded a semi-submarine racing through the waves, one of 14 operations seizing cocaine and marijuana since May in international waters off Mexico and Central and South America. The agency released dramatic video of the encounter with smugglers on Thursday....

2 Coast Guard cutters to help patrol Lake Champlain

Jul. 11, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says two vessels from New Jersey will be helping to patrol the waters of Lake Champlain this weekend. The 65-foot harbor tugs Hawser and Line will augment efforts of the Burlington Coast Guard station, which patrols the 490 square miles of the lake in Vermont and...

Explosion and fire sink a commercial fishing boat in Alaska

Jul. 8, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An explosion at a dock in Alaska spread fire to a nearby fishing boat that then sank, leaving one person aboard missing, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. Crews were using a boat and helicopter to scour the ocean around the dock for the missing person, the Coast Guard said in a...

Coast Guard stops search for man who fell from cruise ship

Jul. 7, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is suspending its search for a 37-year-old crew member who apparently fell overboard from the cruise ship Carnival Victory. The agency said Sunday it searched for the missing man for more than 45 hours over about 2,600 square nautical miles (8,918 square nautical...

Authorities search Lake Michigan for missing Indiana teen

Jul. 7, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana conservation officers say authorities are searching the waters of Lake Michigan for a missing teenager. They say witnesses saw 17-year-old Rahem Mason of South Bend go underwater Saturday evening near Washington Park in Michigan City and didn't see him resurface. Officers...