United States Coast Guard

In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, sailors from Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 49) assist in the rescue of a family with a sick infant via the ship's small boat as part of a joint U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard rescue effort, Sunday, April 6, 2014. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

Aunt says baby rescued at sea recovering on meds

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 1-year-old girl who fell ill during her family’s sailing voyage and was rescued 900 miles from the Mexican coast has been responding well to medication after showing salmonella-like symptoms, her […]

04/07/2014

This photo taken Jan. 28, 2014, shows the crew of a 45 foot Coast Guard patrol boat runs through their pre-departure briefing in San Diego harbor in San Diego. Once the vessel exited the harbor area it encountered a dense fog. With the drug war locking down land routes across Latin America and at the U.S. border, smugglers have been increasingly using large vessels to carry multi-ton loads of cocaine and marijuana hundreds of miles offshore where the lead federal agency with extensive law enforcement powers is the Coast Guard, a military service roughly the size of the New York Police Department.  (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Seafaring drug smugglers challenging Coast Guard

SAN DIEGO (AP) — While security has tightened at the U.S. border, drug smugglers are increasingly turning to the high seas. The area where boats were seized off California and the northwest coast of Mexico […]

02/24/2014

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, right, speaks at a gathering in memory of state Health Department Director Loretta Fuddy, as Deputy Director Gary Gill, second from right, listens in Honolulu on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Fuddy died in a plane crash off Molokai on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Hawaii survivor: Plane lost power, then glided

HONOLULU (AP) — When a small commercial plane’s lone engine failed, the nine people on board stayed calm as the plane glided toward the ocean and then made a remarkably smooth belly landing, a survivor recounted Friday. […]

12/13/2013

U.S. Coast Guard aviation survival technician P.J. Ornot speaks about a Molokai plane crash rescue to reporters at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point in Kapolei, Hawaii, Dec. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia)

Rescuers find debris, survivors after plane crash

HONOLULU (AP) — When Coast Guard rescuers flew to a small plane crash off the Hawaiian island of Molokai, they found smoking flares from the Navy, nine people floating in yellow life vests and debris […]

12/13/2013

Sea turtles hatchlings swim in the sargassum after they were released by officials from Coast Guard and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Boca Raton, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. The crew released almost 500 sea turtle hatchlings. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Greg Lovett)

More than 500 baby sea turtles released off Fla.

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — More than 500 sea turtle hatchlings were gently released by hand Thursday onto sea beds off Florida’s Atlantic Coast, where the turtles have a better chance to survive. The U.S. […]

09/05/2013

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Religious family survives being lost at sea

PHOENIX (AP) – A northern Arizona family has survived being lost at sea for weeks after an ill-fated attempt to leave the U.S. over what they consider government interference in religion. Hannah Gastonguay and her […]

08/11/2013

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

Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship, docked in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island after fire at sea. (AP Photo)

Passengers returning to US after cruise ship fire

BALTIMORE (AP) — For the second time this year, a fire at sea has aborted a cruise ship’s voyage. This time, aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas and the ship’s 2,200 passengers were expected […]

05/28/2013

Sailor dies in capsize of America’s Cup boat

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A sailor has died after a boat practicing for the upcoming America’s Cup races capsized in San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge says two people were seriously […]

05/09/2013

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Fire out hours after fuel barges explode in Ala.

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Firefighters on Thursday extinguished a huge blaze that erupted hours earlier when two fuel barges exploded, leaving three people with critical burns and forcing the evacuation of crew from a nearby cruise ship.

04/25/2013

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