Coast Guard

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Coast Guard finds disabled boat with 3 aboard

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard in Southern California has found three people who spent the night on the Pacific Ocean stranded on their 17-foot pleasure craft after the engine died on the […]

08/11/2014

In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the casino boat Escapade, with 123 people aboard, is grounded off the coast of Tybee Island, Ga., Wednesday, July 16, 2014.  (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

After 12 hours, an exit from stalled casino boat

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — After more than 12 hours, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia’s coast were ferried to shore Wednesday aboard two Coast Guard cutters. About 94 of […]

07/16/2014

People watch a live television program showing South Korean President Park Geun-hye's speech to the nation regarding the sunken ferry Sewol at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

S. Korea’s president pushes for end of coast guard

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president announced plans Monday to disband the coast guard and root out corruption and collusion between regulators and shipping companies that furious citizens believe led to a ferry disaster last […]

05/18/2014

Thousands of people line Glory Pier in the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan to see a giant yellow duck designed by artist Florentijn Hofman. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, FILE)

Duckie dynasty: 40-foot duck floats to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The first U.S. version of 40-foot-tall rubber duckie that’s made a splash in harbors from Hong Kong to Sao Paulo will appear in Pittsburgh on Friday. Each city builds its own duck […]

09/26/2013

John Aldridge holds his nephew Jake after returning to his parents' home, Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Oakdale, N.Y. Aldridge was describing how he was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

Lobsterman survives night in sea, thanks to boots

OAKDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island lobsterman who spent 12 hours floating in the Atlantic Ocean after falling off his boat joked Thursday that he may have the two rubber boots that kept him […]

07/25/2013

Blue whale (AP Photo).

Ships urged to slow down for whales outside SF Bay

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) – The Coast Guard is asking large ships off the Northern California coast to slow down to avoid collisions with endangered whales feasting on an abundance of krill around the Farallon […]

07/07/2013

BP oil logo and Deepwater Horizon oil rig. (AP Photo)

Cleanup work after BP oil spill end in 3 states

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cleanup work has ended in three of the states affected by BP PLC’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said Monday. The London-based oil giant said […]

06/10/2013

Pipeline burns after collision with tug boat near Bayou Perot, south of New Orleans, US Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans. (AP Photo)

La. pipeline blaze could burn until Thursday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says it will likely take until Thursday or later for a pipeline fire in Louisiana to burn itself out. The blaze began Tuesday night when the pipeline was struck by a tug boat and barge.

03/13/2013

US Coast Guard seal

Report of boat sinking off Calif. possible hoax

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The Pacific Ocean either swallowed an adventurous couple and two young children aboard a sailboat off the Monterey coast, or someone played a cruel hoax that wasted Coast Guard resources and tugged at the hearts of coastal residents.

02/26/2013

Mississippi River

Ships idle for Miss. River oil cleanup after crash

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Freight barges were idled among some 50 vessels stacked up Tuesday along a normally bustling stretch of the Mississippi River that was closed as crews worked to clean up leaking oil spilled in a weekend barge accident.

01/29/2013

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