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Coast Guard, states urging boaters to prepare for winter

The Coast Guard and state officials in Connecticut and New York are urging boaters to winterize their vessels within the next few weeks to guard against hazards from cold weather … Click to Continue »

Coast Guard stop runaway boat after operator falls out

The U.S. Coast Guard says it stopped a runaway boat near the North Carolina coast after the boat's operator was knocked into the water. A statement from the Coast Guard … Click to Continue »

Coast Guard Investigating Death on Tanker in San Francisco Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a death aboard a Panama-flagged tanker moored in Richmond, California. A spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard said that personnel recovered a body on board the tanker Argent Sunrise at approximately 7:24 p.m. Show More Summary

SAR Vessel Passes Capsize Test with Engines Running

A new search and rescue vessel being built for the Turkish Coast Guard has successfully passed its capsize test with its engines running, marking a first for self-righting SAR vessels, according to Dutch shipbuilder Damen. The full-scale...Show More Summary

U.S. Coast Guard seizes $300M worth of heroin, cocaine

5 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

The Coast Guard intercepted 14 different suspected drug smuggling runs, which were often loaded with pure, uncut cocaine

New video emerges of failed migrant rescue attempt in Mediterranean

It appears their supposed rescuers, members of the Libyan coast guard, were trying to capture them to return them to North Africa

New video of failed rescue attempt in Mediterranean Sea

At least five African migrants drowned and 58 others were injured last week when their rickety boat capsized while on its way to Europe. It appears their supposed rescuers, members of the Libyan coast guard, were trying to capture them to return them to North Africa. Seth Doane reports.

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 has announced its recommended USCG Approved gifts for 12 nautical days of Christmas… and while they forgot to mention the new tools & toys in the gCaptain store… there are lots of important items on the list. Show More Summary

Virginia man found guilty of making false distress call

A Virginia man has been convicted of making a false distress call to the U.S. Coast Guard. News outlets report a federal jury found 39-year-old Justin Stahmer guilty of communicating … Click to Continue »

Kitesurfer uses Apple Watch Series 3 to call Coast Guard after wiping out in shark territory

Apple Watch Series 3 lets you make calls even when your iPhone isn’t nearby, and the new cellular feature is already coming to the rescue out in the wild. A recent Daily Mail report tells the story of kitesurfer John Zilles who crashed into water a mile offshore where sharks have been known to swim. Show More Summary

U.S. Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver in Long Beach

The search for a missing diver in Long Beach was suspended Saturday evening until authorities receive new information about his whereabouts. Over the course of four hours, the U.S. Coast Guard covered nearly 36 square nautical miles looking for the missing diver, a man in his mid-50s who was not...

Japan to Build Radar Stations for Philippines to Counter Piracy Threat

By Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Japan will build four coast guard radar stations on islands in the Sulu and Celebes Seas separating the Philippines and Indonesia to help Manila counter a surge in piracy by Islamic insurgents, two sources said. Show More Summary

Reality TV star charged in fatal DWI crash

last weekNews / Crime : Crimesider

Melissa Hancock has been charged with driving while intoxicated in wrong-way crash that killed Coast Guard Petty Officer Daniel Dill

Wärtsilä modernising vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard to provide reliability in demanding conditions

The technology group Wärtsilä will support the 1100 Class High Endurance Multitask Vessels operated by the Canadian Coast Guard, to renew their current propulsion generators. These vessels serve for buoy tending, search and rescue and icebreaking in each of the three Region of the Canadian Coast Guard. Show More Summary

Don't kill the estate tax

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Money raised from it is nearly enough to fund the FBI, the Coast Guard and the CDC combined: Our view        

One Month After Grounding, ‘Pacific Paradise’ Salvage Continues Near Waikiki

Salvage efforts are on-going for the commercial fishing vessel Pacific Paradise nearly a month after the vessel grounded off Kaimana Beach near Waikiki on Oahu. Over the weekend, the Coast Guard brought on personnel from Resolve Marine...Show More Summary

Shell’s Enchilada Platform Evacuated Due to Fire

A Shell platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico had to be evacuated early Wednesday morning after a fire broke out on board. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 1:20 a.m. that Shell’s Enchilada platform was on fire approximately 112 nautical miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana. Show More Summary

Bolstered Libyan coast guard intercepts packed migrant boat

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's European-backed coast guard on Saturday turned back more than 150 migrants trying to reach Italy by boat amid its heightened efforts to block such crossings of the Mediterranean.

Women rescued after five months at sea had unused emergency beacon

US Coast Guard spokesman Lieutenant Scott Carr told the Associated Press that after the agency reviewed the details of the incident through interviews with the Tasha Fuiava and Jennifer Appel, authorities found that an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) was on board but never used. Show More Summary

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