Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

2 men, dog rescued from overturned boat in Gulf off Florida

Jan. 22, 2019 11:36 AM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard came to the aid of two men and a dog whose boat flipped over in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida's Big Bend. In a statement Tuesday, the Coast Guard said a helicopter crew hoisted the men and the dog to safety about 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of Rock Island. The...

Woman medevaced from cruise ship off North Carolina coast

Jan. 22, 2019 6:26 AM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has medevaced a woman from a cruise ship off the coast of North Carolina. News outlets cite a Coast Guard release that says Carnival Pride crewmembers notified watchstanders on Monday that a 40-year-old woman had abdominal pains. A helicopter crew from Air...

The Latest: New York City airport faces wind disruptions

Jan. 21, 2019 8:58 PM EST

The Latest on the winter storm hitting the East Coast (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Wind gusts exceeding 40 mph (64 kph) have caused flight disruptions at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey warned passengers Monday evening to check their flight status before heading...

Frigid air, high winds sweep the Northeast; at least 7 dead

Jan. 21, 2019 8:54 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Falling temperatures replaced the weekend's falling snow Monday as bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern United States. The National Weather Service had forecast that temperatures would be more than 20 degrees below normal across the Northeast, with wind gusts up to 30...

Coast Guard: 31 rescued from disabled boat off the Bahamas

Jan. 21, 2019 5:19 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has returned 31 people to dry land after their vessel became disabled in the waters off the Bahamas. In a statement Monday, the Coast Guard said the pleasure craft Summer Art was reported disabled early Sunday in the waters about 10 miles (15 kilometers) north of Bimini. A...

Coast Guard rescues duck hunter stranded on island off NJ

Jan. 21, 2019 2:32 PM EST

RUMSON, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard has come to the rescue of a duck hunter who was stranded on a small island off the New Jersey coast. The hunter was among a group of four men who entered the Navesink River on Monday morning in a small boat that authorities said wasn't suited for the bitter cold and...

Loose barges temporarily shutter multiple Pittsburgh bridges

Jan. 21, 2019 1:50 PM EST

Strong river currents caused a dozen barges hauling coal to break loose from a tow boat, prompting the closure of major bridges crossing the Monongahela and Ohio rivers, at least one of which was struck, officials said. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said five vehicular bridges were shut down early...

Kansas veteran to restore historic Route 66 gas station

Jan. 19, 2019 11:25 AM EST

GALENA, Kan. (AP) — A military veteran has purchased a historic Kansas gas station along old Route 66 with plans to restore the building to its original condition. U.S. Army and Coast Guard veteran Aaron Perry is the new owner of a 1939 Texaco gas station in Galena, a town near the state's borders with...

Coast Guard spouses to hold dinner for federal workers

Jan. 19, 2019 10:49 AM EST

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard spouses have organized a dinner in Rhode Island for federal workers impacted by the partial government shutdown. Attendees also can bring a grocery bag to fill with household items donated by local residents and businesses. The dinner is at 3 p.m. Sunday at...

As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit

Jan. 18, 2019 6:47 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — If the uniformed cadets milling about the local movie theaters and pizza joints didn't make it obvious enough, a banner hanging from a downtown parking garage makes it crystal clear: New London is an official Coast Guard City. The pride is on display everywhere in this former...