U.S. Coast Guard

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

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 …

Coast Guard

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 …

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

NTSB to issue probable cause of El Faro's sinking

Federal accident investigators on Tuesday will determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, the worst maritime disaster for …

Business

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 …

Coast Guard

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 …

Coast Guard

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

The barrage of vessels includes an enigmatic dugout, a boat crewed by dummies and a Soviet buoy<p>By<p>John Clarke<p>John Clarke<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>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 …

Hurricane Irma

Number of dead boats from Hurricane Irma rises to more than 2,000

Nearly 75 percent of the Hurricane Irma damaged or destroyed boats removed from Florida waters have come from the Keys, the U.S. Coast Guard says.<p>As …

Florida

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

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 …

Coast Guard

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

Exploring New System Of Command And Control: The Case For US Africa Command – Analysis

By<p>By Michael G. Kamas, David W. Pope, and Ryan N. Propst*<p>The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) proposed several changes to improve the …

War

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)

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.)

Yacht Captain Charged With Negligence After Fatal Collision In Waters Near Stonington

A federal grand jury has indicted a professional yacht captain for maritime negligence, charging that his failure to maintain a look-out and other …

Crime

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

Lifeguard oddities of 2017

<b>March 15</b> – Harbor Patrol responded to the A-2 Anchorage (Americas Cup Harbor) to investigate a subject acting erratically aboard a sailboat he set …

San Diego

After Two Months Aground, Pacific Paradise Successfully Removed from Reef Off Waikiki

The grounded fishing vessel Pacific Paradise was finally removed from the reef off Kaimana Beach near Honolulu’s famous Waikiki on Thursday.<p>Response …

Environment

NTSB to Determine Probable Cause of El Faro Sinking Next Week

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to meet next week to determine the probable cause of the October 1, 2015, sinking of the …

Merchant Shipping

12.5 Tons Of Cocaine Seized By Coast Guard Dropped Off In Florida

The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded close to 12.5 tons of cocaine Thursday morning at Port Everglades in Hollywood, Florida.<p>The illicit substance has a …

News (U.S.)

Man rescued after fall inside bulk container ship in Chesapeake Bay

A man has been rescued after falling inside a bulk container ship in the Chesapeake Bay, Anne Arundel County fire officials said.<p>Crews were called …

Coast Guard

Baltimoreans Commemorate 76th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Dozens of people boarded the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Taney at Baltimore's Inner Harbor to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the …

History

Container ship that broke free returns to Boston terminal

A massive container ship that broke away from a dock this week returned early Friday to the Conley Terminal in South Boston.<p>The 1,065-foot “Helsinki …

Boston

Large Containership Breaks Free from Mooring at Boston Terminal

A large containership broke free from its mooring at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal in Boston on Wednesday and drifted into the main shipping …

Container Ship

I was a mother to 2,000 people

<b>When Lisa Campbell first arrived in Greece in November 2015 to help care for the flood of refugees she planned on staying for just a few weeks. She ended up running a refugee camp - until it was suddenly closed last month. What made an American Mormon grandmother of six leave behind her family and</b> …

Refugees

U.S. Coast Guard offloads more than 12 tons of cocaine worth almost $400 million

Three U.S. Coast Guard cutters (Escanaba, Thetis, Spencer) and a Royal Canadian Navy ship with a Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment team snagged …

Coast Guard

Homeland Security to create new office focused on countering weapons of mass destruction

Department of Homeland Security officials said Thursday they will establish an office to better protect the United States from potential large-scale terrorist attacks.<p>Newly confirmed DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was sworn in Wednesday, said the goal of the Countering Weapons of Mass …

News

'We love him': Restaurant owner ID's man who jumped in to aid rescue from water off Lakeshore Drive

Relatives and co-workers of a restaurant staff member who went missing Tuesday night after jumping in water near New Orleans' lakefront to rescue two …

Crime

12 Must Have Products Going Viral in 2017

There's no reason why every techie shouldn't have at least one...<p>Must Have Viral Products. . .those words bring to mind cool products, interesting …

Gear & Gadgets