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Coast Guard Repatriate 38 Cuban Migrants

The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated 38 Cuban migrants Thursday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. These repatriations are a result of three separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S.

U.S. Coast Guard Issues First Ballast Water Management System Type-Approval Certificate

The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center today issued the first U.S.C.G. Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Norwegian manufacturer Optimarin AS after a detailed review of the type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. Show More Summary

Princess Cruises to pay $40-million fine for dumping oily waste and lying about it

Princess Cruise Lines has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $40-million fine for dumping illegal waste off the coast of England three years ago and trying to cover it up by lying to the U.S. Coast Guard. The fine is the largest criminal penalty ever paid involving a deliberate dumping by a cruise...

The Ironically Robust Financial Future Of Russell Westbrook

On ESPN’s Coast to Coast program, Oscar Robertson said of Oklahoma City’s star guard Russell Westbrook: “I don’t think there’s any guard playing today that can beat him one on one…and some forwards too.” The Hall of Fame Mr. Robertson, affectionately known as “The Big O” has an NBA record for [...]

Coast Guard won’t change ratings

Military.com reports that the Coast Guard has decided against changing their system of ranks and ratings like the Navy has decided; “With the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard [Steven Cantrell], we said, ‘What would the workforce think about this,’ and it would cause chaos,” [Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft] said. “I […]

AWO RCP Accepted as Existing SMS Under Subchapter M

The U.S. Coast Guard formally accepted the American Waterways Operators (AWO) Responsible Carrier Program (RCP) as an existing Safety Management System that complies with the requirements of Subchapter M. In a letter conveying the acceptance…

Barron Trump -- Big Guns Come Out for Play Date (PHOTO GALLERY)

Barron Trump's going to have seriously high caliber play dates from here on out... courtesy of the Secret Service and the U.S. Coast Guard. The 10-year-old and his friends were hanging at Mar-a-Lago over the Thanksgiving weekend, and the lawn was…

EU to Patrol for Somali Pirates Until end 2018

The European Union's naval mission will keep patrolling for pirates off the coast of Somalia for another two years, to guard against any resurgence of attacks, the bloc said on Monday. The number of raids and kidnappings has fallen - though maritime officials have warned that the risk is still…

EU to keep patrolling for Somali pirates until end of 2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's naval mission will keep patrolling for pirates off the coast of Somalia for another two years, to guard against any resurgence of attacks, the bloc said on Monday.

Injured Crewman Hoisted over 170 mi off Columbia River

A Coast Guard aircrew performed a medical evacuation of an injured crew member from a 618-foot cargo vessel over 170 miles offshore from the Columbia River, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in…

Three people held in alleged drug smuggling off Pescadero coast

Three people were detained in Pescadero early Sunday in connection with a possible drug smuggling incident off the coast of Año Nuevo State Park, authorities said. The Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office worked together to apprehend the suspects. Show More Summary

The Coast Guard’s Gift Ideas For 12 Nautical Days Of Christmas

The U.S. Coast Guard, as a public service to holiday gift shoppers, announced Friday its recommended USCG Approved gifts for 12 nautical days of Christmas. “Nothing says ‘I love you’ to a mariner like the gift of a marine GPS navigation,...Show More Summary

Coasties rescue rescuers

In Humboldt County, California, the Coast Guard was called in to help locate a 14-year-old girl who was mis-oriented in her backyard. They found her rather quickly from a helicopter (she was bright enough to signal the aircraft with the screen of her cell phone) and guided searchers to her location. The helicopter returned to […]

Mississippi River Reopened after Barge Breakaway

The Mississippi River has been reopened for restricted vessel traffic after a barge breakaway on Saturday lead the U.S. Coast Guard to close the section from mile marker 771 to mile marker 750 approximately 20 miles north of Memphis, Tenn. The…

Vessel Runs Aground in Columbia River near Skamokawa

The Coast Guard is monitoring the transit of a motor vessel that ran aground in the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Washington, but was refloated, inspected and given a captain of the port order to transit to Kalama, Saturday morning. There was…

All Set for Ice Breaking Operations in Bay of Green Bay

In January 2017 the U.S. Coast Guard will commence ice breaking operations in the bay of Green Bay to ensure the safe navigation and overall safe transport of economically-significant commercial shipments. In support of the Port of Green Bay…

Canada Mulls Options to Fill Icebreaker Gaps

Canada's Coast Guard mulls its options as it awaits the arrival of replacement icebreakers to its aging fleet. In order to maintain open tracks through ice, escort ships, free ice-beset vessels, break up ice in harbors, resupply isolated northern communities and protect them from flooding…

Grounded Bulk Carrier Closes North Carolina’s Beaufort Inlet

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a grounded bulk carrier Thursday in the Beaufort Inlet Channel near Fort Macon, North Carolina, temporarily closing the channel to all commercial vessel traffic.  The Coast Guard says it received a call via landline at 1:15 p.m. Show More Summary

Cargo Ship Runs Aground off US East Coast

North Carolina’s Beaufort Inlet Channel has been temporarily closed Thursday after a 590-foot cargo ship ran aground between buoys 16 and 17 in the channel. Watchstanders at U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call via landline at 1:15 p.m.

Video: Whale Spotted Visiting NYC Near Statue Of Liberty

Tourism is at an all-time high in NYC, and that's true for our waterways as well: a humpback whale was spotted doing laps around Liberty Island this morning by the Coast Guard. An Instagram user was able to capture the whale, whom he nicknamed "Fudgey" (after the famous Carvel ice cream cake), in the video below. [ more › ]

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