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EU training Libyan coast guard to curb migrant flows

16 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

The European Union has begun training the Libyan coast guard as part of efforts to curb the growing influx of irregular migrants from North Africa, EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Thursday. "Today we are starting theShow More Summary

Chinese World Record Attempt Sailor Guo Chuan Goes Missing

1 hour agoNews : Newsweek: US

A Chinese sailor attempting to break the world record for crossing the Pacific Ocean alone has gone missing. The U.S. Coast Guard has ended a search for Guo Chuan, who left San Francisco on October 18, after rescuers boarded his drifting...Show More Summary

US Coast Guard suspends search for star Chinese sailor, offers 'condolences'

The US Coast Guard suspended its Pacific Ocean search for star Chinese sailor Guo Chuan, it said, after rescuers boarded his drifting yacht and confirmed he was not there but found his lifejacket. Guo "was a professional mariner with a deep passion for sailing", the Coast Guard's Captain Robert Hendrickson said in a statement. Show More Summary

Fears for star Chinese sailor missing in Pacific

Chinese sailing fans expressed fears and hopes Thursday for star sailor Guo Chuan, who was missing in the Pacific on an attempt to set a record crossing of the ocean. Footage released by the US Coast Guard showed Guo's 97-foot trimaran...Show More Summary

U.S. Coast Guard Searches for Chinese Sailor Attempting Solo Record

The 50-year-old Guo was the first Chinese person to sail around the world in 2013

Flying Rescue Missions in the Most Remote Reaches of the U.S.

An interview with Lieutenant Commander Tom Huntley, a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Statement on Passing of Former Commandant Adm. Robert E. Kramek

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is mourning the recent loss of one of its former commandants, Adm. Robert E. Kramek, who died Oct. 20, 2016. Kramek served as the Coast Guard’s 20th commandant from 1994 through 1998, during which time...Show More Summary

Former USCG Commandant Kramek Passes Away

Adm. Robert E. Kramek, former Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, has died October 20, 2016. Kramek served as the Coast Guard's 20th commandant from 1994 through 1998, during which time he significantly expanded the Coast Guard's global reach and influence as commandant…

Bermuda Triangle: SS Cotopaxi Reappears Mysteriously 90 Years After It Went Missing — Hoax Resurfaces Online

A viral hoax that first emerged online last year claims that SS Cotopaxi, a cargo ship that vanished in the Bermuda Triangle 90 years ago, was discovered by the Cuban Coast Guard drifting aimlessly off the coast of Havana. The story, which went viral when it first emerged online, has resurfaced again recently, forcing a... Show More Summary

EU to Continue Libyan Coast Guard Training after Attack on Migrants

The European Union will go ahead with training for the Libyan coast guard this week, days after a coast guard vessel allegedly attacked a boat carrying migrants, causing four of them to drown. The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch recovered…

Greek Shipping Companies to Pay $1.5 Million in Pollution Case

Ship Discharged Oily Waste on Voyage from China to Seattle; False Log Books given to Coast Guard Inspectors A district judge in Seattle, Washington has sentenced the owner and operator of a Greek bulk carrier to a $1.3 million fine for the dumping of oily waste at sea. Show More Summary

Two Pakistan coast guard killed in Pakistan's key CPEC port district

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two Pakistan Coast Guard officers were gunned down in the southwestern province of Balochistan on Sunday in a district that is key to a Chinese-funded transport and energy project opposed by separatist militants, police said.

Italy recovers 14 dead on smugglers boats in 2 days

Italian officials say that 14 bodies have been recovered in a two-day period on smugglers' boats packed with migrants making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean.  The Italian Coast Guard says the dead included a 25-year-old pregnant woman. In all 5,700 migrants were rescued from dozens...

Seven Migrants Die on Day of Libyan Coast Guard Attack

The crew of a speedboat labelled "Libyan Coast Guard" attacked a migrant boat packed with some 150 migrants, beating them with sticks and causing many to fall into the water and at least four to drown, humanitarian group Sea-Watch said on Friday.

Bollinger Delivers FRC to the US Coast Guard

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the USCGC Lawrence Lawson, the 20th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. Ben Bordelon, Bollinger President & C.E.O. said, “We are very pleased to announce the delivery of the USCGC Lawrence Lawson to the U.S.

Rescuers Save 301 Boat Migrants in Med

Rescuers pulled 301 boat migrants to safety and found five dead bodies in five operations in the central Mediterranean on Wednesday, the Italian Coast Guard said. An Irish navy ship recovered the five dead from a rubber boat along with 118 survivors.

In the Water with the Elite Rescuers of the U.S. Coast Guard

I’m an underwater photographer, but you won’t find many macro images of coral or clownfish in my portfolio. I’m inspired by the people who connect most directly with the water: freedivers, researchers, filmmakers, and, above all, rescue swimmers of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Rolls-Royce Equipped Vessels Enter Service with Qatari CG

Qatar’s Coast Guard Command has taken delivery of the first in a series of 17 composite hull boats powered and propelled by MTU high-speed engines and Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjets. The vessels, two Ares 75 and one Ares 110 Hercules, will be…

400 pounds of marijuana floating off the Florida Keys is a sign longstanding trafficking routes are still in use

In less than 30 days between September and October this year, Customs and Border Patrol agents and the US Coast Guard recovered nearly 400 pounds of marijuana floating in the waters off the Florida Keys and eastern Florida. The drugs, collected in 15 separate incidents, were found floating at sea and washed up on shore. Show More Summary

More Than Two Months After its Grounding, Transocean Winner Departs Scotland Aboard Heavy Lift Ship

The stricken drilling rig Transocean Winner has started its journey to Turkey aboard a heavy lift ship more than two months after the rig ran aground in Scotland. The UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency has reported that at approximately 8:05 p.m. Show More Summary

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