Coast Guard News

Congress Authorizes New Arctic Icebreakers for Coast Guard

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Congress has passed a bill authorizing the addition of Coast Guard Polar Security Cutters for use as icebreakers, and an Alaska senator said the Trump administration is considering leasing an icebreaker owned by a Republican donor. …

Six Missing, Homes Destroyed in Southeast Alaska Landslide

JUNEAU, Alaska — Six people were missing after a mudslide measuring an estimated two football fields across slammed into a neighborhood in the southeast Alaska community of Haines, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday. It was one of several reported mudslides …

California Boat Captain Indicted in Fire That Killed 34

LOS ANGELES — The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday on federal manslaughter charges for one of …

No Emergency Training for Crew on Boat Where Fire Killed 34

LOS ANGELES — Crew members on a dive boat say they were never instructed on emergency procedures before a predawn fire swept through the vessel as it was anchored off the Southern California coast, killing 34 people as they slept …

Coast Guard, Ripley Entertainment Criticized in Duck Boat Crash

LIBERTY, Mo. — A duck boat sinking on a Missouri lake that killed 17 people two summers ago likely would not have happened if the U.S. Coast Guard had followed recommendations to improve the safety of such tourist attractions, federal …

Mild Winter Reduces Springtime Flood Risk in New England

A mild winter is giving emergency management officials one less thing to worry about: The spring flooding risk is reduced in New England. There’s a lower-than-average risk of ice jams causing river backups and flooding in most of Maine, New …

Hawaii Tour Helicopter Crash Kills 6, Leaves 1 Missing

HONOLULU — The search for the final person missing after a Hawaii tour helicopter crash killed six is expected to resume Saturday depending on weather, officials said. There are no indications that anybody survived the crash, authorities said Friday night …

Coast Guard Issues Safety Recommendations After Boat Fire

LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard has announced new safety recommendations in the wake of a fatal boat fire off the Southern California coast that killed 34 people. The agency recommended limiting the unsupervised charging of lithium-ion batteries and the …

FBI Seeks Video, Pictures as it Investigates California Dive Boat Fire

The FBI on Tuesday asked the public for video or photos of the Labor Day fire aboard a California dive boat that killed 34 people, saying it was seeking the images as part of its investigation into one of the …

Fourth and Final Crewman Pulled Alive from Capsized Ship

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. — Coast Guard rescuers pulled four trapped men alive from a capsized cargo ship Monday, drilling into the hull’s steel plates to extract the crew members more than a day after their vessel overturned while leaving a …