U.S. Coast Guard

The Northwest Passage’s most famous shipwrecks sit in these waters. Scientists are still finding out what else lies beneath.

A sample of the marine life that lives on the sea floor of the Queen Maud Gulf, in a photo taken Aug. 9. The gulf is considered a hot spot for sea floor biodiversity in the Arctic. (Alice Li/The Washington Post)<p>QUEEN MAUD GULF, NUNAVUT, CANADA — In 1846, in perilous seas to the north of here, the …

Oceans

5 missing after Army helicopter goes down off Hawaii

HONOLULU - U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are searching the ocean off Hawaii for five crewmembers of an Army helicopter that reportedly went down during a training exercise, authorities said Wednesday.<p>Officials at Wheeler Army Airfield near Honolulu reported losing communications around 10 …

Military

Alan Hale Jr. "the Skipper"

<i>Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.</i><p>Alan Hale MacKahan …

TV

Oregon river guides face new, tougher standards | Miami Herald

Here are your requirements to be a river guide in inland Oregon — a cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate, liability insurance, the $150 annual …

Business

Fisherman rescued from boat after falling overboard

A rescue crew from the US Coast Guard's San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center airlifted a 40-year-old fisherman from a vessel approximately 70 …

Coast Guard

Gasoline sheen in Lake Michigan after explosion sinks 2 boats

The U.S. Coast Guard is monitoring a 50 foot-by-50-foot gasoline sheen in Lake Michigan after an explosion in an Indiana marina sank two boats and …

Lake Michigan

Coast Guard helps air lift sick passenger from cruise ship in the Straight of Juan de Fuca

SEATTLE - A sick passenger had to be air lifted off a cruise ship in the Straight of Juan de Fuca Monday night, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.<p>The …

See inside the American Duchess, New Orleans' newest luxury river cruise boat | NOLA.com

The American Duchess, a new paddlewheel riverboat, has started sailing upscale Mississippi River cruises to and from New Orleans. The boat will do …

New Orleans

From Florida Keys to Mandeville: 'House Hunters' comes to the North Shore | NOLA.com

When HGTV's addictive "House Hunters" series airs Thursday (Aug. 17) at 9 p.m., Paul and Christina Shultz will share how in the world they were able …

New Orleans

High-ranking military members openly opposing Trump's trangender ban

It's been nearly three weeks since President Donald Trump’s startling announcement that transgender people were no longer welcome in the military “in any capacity,” catching the Pentagon off-guard.<p>And yet, the next steps are still unclear.<p>A Pentagon spokesman said Monday the Defense Department …

Coast Guard

It will cost the US military 114 times more to ban transgender soldiers than to keep them

Experts now claim the cost of banning transgender soldiers will be far more than the cost of keeping them.

Coast Guard

Military Families, New to San Diego, Get Back-to-School Help

Preparing the back-to-school punch list can be challenging for any family, but for military moms and dads arriving in a new city, this time of year …

Education

AI is targeting some of the world’s biggest problems: homelessness, terrorism, and extinction

Making AI models at the University of Southern California (USC) Center for AI in Society does not involve a clean, sorted dataset. Sometimes it means interviewing homeless youth in Los Angeles to map human social networks. Sometimes it involves going to Uganda for better conservation of endangered …

Machine Learning

2 drowned in wind-whipped Lake Superior were ‘vivacious’ girl, devoted father

DULUTH, Minn. — The two people who drowned in Lake Superior offshore from Park Point in Duluth on Thursday were remembered Friday as a “vivacious” …

Lake Superior

Coast Guard rescues fisherman trapped by waves on Lake Michigan pier

FRANKFORT, MI - Heavy waves crashing over Frankfort's breakwall trapped a fisherman late Friday, who had to be rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard …

Michigan

US Navy secretary says ‘any patriot’ should be able to serve

Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said he would follow directions from the president on transgender people in the military but believes “any patriot” …

Liberal View

U.S. Coast Guard to close St. Clair River for Port Huron Float Down

Both the U.S. and Canadian coast guards said Friday that the river will be closed to boat and other aquatic motor sport vessel traffic between noon …

Motor Racing

Navy finds crashed jet off Florida Keys, decides to leave it | Miami Herald

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a Navy pilot whose jet crashed in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida Keys.<p>Lt. Russ Chilcoat said in a news release the …

Florida Keys

Freighter remains grounded near Soo Locks, blocking commercial...

The Calumet, a 629-foot U.S. cargo ship, ran aground late Wednesday and remained aground late Thursday in the 77-nautical-mile waterway that connects …

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Authorities Confirm Oregon Father Killed Wife, Kids

Casey Leins | June 6, 2017<p>These states have the lowest unemployment rates and the highest job growth and labor force participation.<p>Casey Leins | Aug. …

Crime

Battling Hoax Distress Calls

Every year, the US Coast Guard responds to more than 16,000 distress calls, but about 150 of those calls are frauds. Those hoaxes can drain the Coast …

Coast Guard

Dad, daughter, who drowned in Lake Superior, ID'd

DULUTH, MN - A father and his young daughter pulled from the waters of Lake Superior Thursday have died.<p>The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says an …

Lake Superior

New TSA chief sworn in

The Transportation Security Administration officially has a new leader.David Pekoske was sworn in as TSA administrator on Thursday, one week after he …

Coast Guard

U.S cargo ship remains stuck in St. Mary's River

Coast Guard reporting no damage, no pollution from ship that left Essar Steel in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.<p>A 191-metre U.S. cargo ship remains stuck in …

Sailing

Tiny Pacific island finds itself in the crosshairs of North Korea. Why Guam?

After President Trump threatened nuclear-armed North Korea with “fire and fury” — and after Kim Jong Un’s hermit kingdom replied with a bombastic warning aimed at a speck of U.S. territory in the vast western Pacific — many Americans got busy Googling “Guam.”<p>To the outside world, the tropical …

North Korea

Freighter aground in river linking lakes Superior, Huron

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a Great Lakes freighter has run aground in the St. Marys River, which runs between the U.S. and Canada along Michigan's eastern Upper Peninsula.<p>The Coast Guard says the 629-foot (192-meter) U.S. vessel named Calumet left a steel facility in …

Business

Should The Jones Act Be Repealed?

by Captains George Livingstone & Grant Livingstone – Another effort is under way in the Senate to repeal the Jones Act sponsored by Senator John …

Coast Guard

After Nearly A Year In Baltimore, Ship Once Stranded With Crew Aboard Sails Out

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> In November, we reported that an international ship with 18 crew members on board was stuck in Maryland waters.<p>That ship has …

Coast Guard

Today's Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ

Sign up: With one click, get this newsletter delivered to your inbox.<p>Indiana's development of an interstate highway isn't providing the gleaming example of the power of private investment its backers had hoped to see. The partnership between the state and private investors for the 21-mile stretch …

Coast Guard

Freighter aground in river linking Lake Superior, Lake Huron

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>TODAY'S TOP STORIESGraphic video: Car slams into crowd at alt-right demonstration | 0:50<p>Graphic video: A bystander captures the …

Detroit