Latest U.S. Coast Guard News

Coast Guard: 2 unresponsive people pulled from ocean

Jan. 23, 2020 6:40 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two people were pulled unresponsive from the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday after a fishing boat's automated emergency beacon was issued 45 miles southeast of Portland, the Coast Guard said. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer found an empty raft and two people face down in the water, said...

Local authorities join the U.S. Coast Guard on a search of a person who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship just off Puerto Rico's north shore, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. According to Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad, the incident involved the Oasis of the Seas ship operated by Royal Caribbean International. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Coast Guard hunts for cruise ship passenger off Puerto Rico

Jan. 22, 2020 10:05 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said it was searching late Wednesday for a person who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship just off Puerto Rico’s north shore. Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad told The Associated Press that the incident involved the Oasis of the Seas...

FILE - This file image provided by the Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that belonged to Christopher Paul Hasson, a Coast Guard lieutenant. Federal prosecutors recommend a 25-year prison sentence for Hasson, accused of stockpiling weapons and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists. But defense attorneys dispute the government's claim that he is a domestic terrorist. (Maryland U.S. District Attorney's Office via AP, File)

Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot asks for leniency

Jan. 21, 2020 1:42 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending a 25-year prison sentence for a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists for attacks inspired by racist killers. But defense attorneys are seeking leniency...

Planned Coast Guard museum has raised more than $50M

Jan. 18, 2020 3:07 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — More than $56 million has been raised to build a Coast Guard museum in Connecticut. The Day newspaper reports that the National Coast Guard Museum Association has secured $15 million in federal funds, $21 million in private donations and $20 million through state borrowing for the...

Soviets bonded with sailors in Virginia during WWII mission

Jan. 18, 2020 9:00 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An aircraft on a secret mission for the Russians crashed into the Pasquotank River near Elizabeth City almost 75 years ago. For decades it was kept secret. Elizabeth City locals knew little to nothing about it. The flight was part of a collaboration between President Franklin...

Search suspended days after deadly collision off Texas coast

Jan. 17, 2020 4:57 AM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Days after a fishing boat's collision with a chemical tanker just off the Texas coast left one person dead, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for two fishermen. The Coast Guard and its partners “completed over 10 sorties, searched over nine hours” and covered...

Air crew escapes serious injury after Aleutians water crash

Jan. 16, 2020 8:09 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An air ambulance taking off from an Aleutian Islands airport experienced an unknown problem within seconds and made an emergency water landing in the ocean, the company's chief executive officer said Thursday. A pilot, a nurse and a paramedic survived with no serious injuries and...

Feds: Smugglers ferry Chinese migrants to Florida in yachts

Jan. 16, 2020 3:50 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities have thwarted two separate attempts by smugglers to bring Chinese migrants illegally into the U.S. through Florida aboard yachts. Three men are facing human smuggling charges in federal courts in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The Miami Herald first reported they are accused of...

Hawaii on lookout for 'ghost net' threatening area sea life

Jan. 16, 2020 9:30 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Reports of a “ghost net” floating off the coast of Hawaii have mariners, pilots and residents on the lookout for the large array of netting that poses a threat to sea life. The U.S. Coast Guard, state Department of Land and Natural Resources and local boating companies have...

Boaters abandon burning ship near Gulf Coast

Jan. 16, 2020 8:35 AM EST

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Three people who abandoned their ship after it caught fire near the Gulf Coast have been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. The fire happened Wednesday evening near Dauphin Island, Alabama, news outlets reported. The commercial snapper fishermen were able to escape onto a life...