Coast Guard

Woman risks her own life to save dog when it was dragged out to sea

A dog owner was caught on camera running into freezing waters in a bid to save her struggling pet at the weekend.<p>The woman plunged into the sea in …

Border Collie

Presumed North Korean ghost ship washes ashore in northern Japan

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> Another presumed North Korean vessel has washed up on Japan's shores, with at least one dead body on board.<p>The boat is the latest in a recent spate of so-called "ghost ships" drifting into Japanese waters from the reclusive North Asian nation, raising concerns about the country's …

North Korea

Pilot Who Ditched Baron in Gulf of Mexico Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

A plea deal has brought a swift conclusion to the legal case against Theodore R. Wright III and three of his accomplices, who were charged in July …

Flying

Special Report: Unfettered construction raises U.S. hurricane costs

PATTON VILLAGE, Texas (Reuters) - When Hurricane Harvey sent two feet of water rolling into this small community about 35 miles north of Houston, Alfredo Becerra had to flee his modest 1,500-square-foot house.<p>Muddy floodwater submerged the furniture and ruined carpet inside the construction …

Tropical Storm Harvey

Crew member missing from cruise ship out of Galveston

Investigators Monday were looking into how a 24-year-old crew member went missing over the weekend from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that sailed …

Royal Caribbean

This is how a drunk man on Burnham-on-Sea beach launched a missing person hunt

An emergency missing person search got underway in Burnham-on-Sea after a pile of clothes and belongings were found on the beach.<p>Avon and Somerset …

hour rescue of badly injured Lake District climber

Rescuers lower the injured climber down the mountainside. Photo: Penrith MRT<p>Forty volunteer team members battled for more than eight hours to rescue …

Outdoors

What the storm leaves behind >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

While hurricane reports may no longer be the lead story from the non-stop news services, the storms remain very real for those who must recover from …

Sailing

Boat Sinks At San Leandro Marina

Firefighters set up a boom around the vessel to trap leaking diesel fuel.<p>SAN LEANDRO, CA — No one was injured Sunday when a boat that was tied to a …

San Francisco

Making Boating Better Through Springtime Education Courses

Even the most casual boater often believes that he or she knows everything necessary to have a great day out boating. However, if you’ve spent any …

Sailing

European governments 'complicit in abuse of migrants'

Amnesty International has accused European governments of "complicity" in the detention under horrific conditions of migrants in Libya, especially …

North Africa

Sea Shepherd Unveils New Vessel

Credit: Sea Shepherd<p>Sea Shepherd Conservation Society unveiled its newest vessel, the <i>M/V Sharpie</i>, in Miami on Monday.<p>The vessel, formerly known as …

Oceans

Obituary: ​Edward T. Matthews USCGR (Ret), of Southbury

Retired after 32 years from McGraw-Hill Book Co. and after 36 years as a Commander from the U.S. Coast Guard.<p><i>Information via Munson-Lovetere Funeral</i> …

Hartford

Pipeline giant Enbridge accedes to safety measure, but is it enough to safeguard the Great Lakes?

Canadian oil pipeline giant Enbridge Inc. bowed to pressure from the State of Michigan last month and agreed to not run oil through its two pipes …

U.S. Coast Guard

Gear Up for Ice Fishing

Frabill's i-Float Jacket is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard as a USCG Certified Personal Flotation Device.<p>New BUFF® ThermoNet™ Balaclava provides …

Fishing

Meet the 2018 Boat of the Year Judges

<b>Ed Sherman</b> is the vice president of educational programming for the American Boat and Yacht Council and is the former chairman of the marine …

Sailing

Wreaths Across America Honor Convoy Coming To Branford

The stop in Branford will be one of 12 school stops that will be made on the week long trek from Harrington Maine to Arlington.<p>By Jack Kramer, …

Hartford

St. Paul railroad bridge reopened after barge collision

A St. Paul railroad bridge that was structurally crippled by a barge collision in October has been fully reopened for traffic, though traffic remains …

U.S. Coast Guard

EU complicit to Libyan torture, says Amnesty International

"When you partner with a partner who is itself a partner with criminals, and you turn a blind eye to those crimes, you certainly become in some sense …

Migration

U.S. Coast Guard intercepts semi-submersible vessel packed with 3,800 pounds of cocaine

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter intercepted a semi-submersible vessel filled with thousands of pounds of cocaine off the coast of Texas last month, according to an official statement.<p>On Nov. 12, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air (CBP) and Marine Operations (AMO) along with other agencies tracked …

U.S. Coast Guard

The Mystery Ships of Hurricane Irma Are Washing Up on Florida's Coast

The day after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, Randy Lathrop jumped on his bike at first light to assess the damage.<p>He soon spotted something exceedingly peculiar. The 62-year-old photographer from Cocoa, Fla., was pedaling along Indian River Drive under swirling clouds, he says, when he saw a rough …

Hurricane Irma

Right Whales On The Brink Of Extinction After Number Plunges To 450

North Atlantic right whales are facing a severe threat of extinction after this year saw the death of 17 of the species, leaving their numbers …

World News

Two hour air, land and sea search after reports of 'distressed man' at Tynemouth

Reports of a distressed man in Tynemouth sparked a major search from emergency services.<p>However, the search proved fruitless and the rescue units …

Tyneside

Agents Capture Drug Smugglers Using Submarine

3 suspects are in federal custody after they were caught using a submarine to try smuggling drugs into the U.S. Agents with Customs and Border …

U.S. Coast Guard

Japanese boat found on Arcadia Beach

A rusted boat was found on the south end of Arcadia Beach on Saturday, Dec. 2.<p>The U.S. Coast Guard determined that the vessel is Japanese, but could …

U.S. Coast Guard

Partial overlapping of territorial claims in Arctic does not threaten peace: Russian ambassador-at-large

Partial overlapping of territorial claims in Arctic does not threaten peace: Russian ambassador-at-large<p>In this July 3, 2013 US Coast Guard file …

News (China)

Boats full of dead people from North Korea keep showing up in Japan — here's why

• <b>Dozens of ships containing dead bodies have washed up in Japan recently.</b>• <b><br>All the evidence indicates that the "ghost ships" are coming from North Korea.</b>• <b><br>It isn't a new phenomenon, but is happening more and more often.</b>• <b><br>One expert told BI it could be because of food scarcity in North Korea.</b><p>Dozens of dead …

North Korea

How Grand Haven Coast Guard's final use of 'breeches buoy' rescued sailors in 1939

The J.R. Sensibar grounded near the Grand Haven coast in 1939.

Sailing

Libya and Italy to set up joint operations to tackle migrant smuggling

Libya’s UN-backed government has entered into an agreement with Italy to establish a joint operations room for tackling migrant smugglers and …

North Africa

Salvage team sinks fishing boat off Hawaii reef

HONOLULU (AP) — A commercial fishing vessel carrying foreign workers that ran aground and later burned and leaked fuel just off the beaches of Waikiki was towed out to sea Thursday and sunk by a team of salvage workers.<p>After being patched up and filled with foam to regain buoyancy, the 79-foot …

News (U.S.)