Coast Guard News

Congress OKs New Law on Tourist Boats After Missouri Tragedy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill requiring stricter safety rules in response to the 2018 deadly sinking of a tourist boat in Missouri is headed to President Joe Biden for his signature. The legislation, which passed the Senate on …

Insurer’s Probe of Boat Claim Uncovers Evidence Used in Murder Charges

A boat insurance claim denial and fraud investigation have surfaced as integral pieces of the murder case being brought against a 28-year-old Vermont man charged with killing his grandfather and mother for inheritance money. In addition to facing two murder …

Inquiries Start Into Missing Japan Tourist Boat, With at Least 11 Dead

TOKYO —Inquiries began into what caused the disappearance of a tour boat off Japan’s northern coast as search efforts intensified on Monday to find the vessel and its missing passengers, with the confirmed death toll rising to 11. The “Kazu …

Another Ferry Seized on Disrupted Dover-Calais Route

LONDON –– A second P&O ferry that sails between the English town of Dover and the French city of Calais has been detained by British officials due to a “number of deficiencies,” likely exacerbating Easter holiday travel disruption. P&O Ferries, …

Survivor and Body Found on Burning Ferry Off Greek Island

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek emergency workers rescued a Belarussian truck driver Sunday from a burning ferry off the island of Corfu and found the body of a Greek truck driver as they combed the wreckage for missing passengers. The …

Families of Crew From Sunken Fishing Vessel Get Nearly $1M

PORTLAND, Maine (AP)–A judge has awarded nearly $1 million in damages to the families of four fishermen who died when their boat mysteriously sank off Massachusetts in 2020. The 82-foot (25-meter) Portland, Maine-based Emmy Rose went down early Nov. 23, …

Coast Guard Announces Safety Rules After Deadly Boat Fire

LOS ANGELES (AP)–The Coast Guard has announced new safety rules following a deadly blaze that killed 34 people on a scuba diving boat off the California coast more than two years ago, including installation of fire detection and suppression equipment. …

Rain, Floods Prompt Coast Guard Rescues in Pacific Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard used two helicopters to rescue campers from rising waters at an RV park on the Oregon Coast Friday, mudslides shut down roads and a woman was plucked from a swollen river as …

Fire Burns Aboard Container Ship Off British Columbia

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — A fire was burning in several containers aboard a cargo ship off Canada’s Pacific coast province of British Columbia on Sunday. The Canadian Coast Guard said it received word late Saturday morning that a fire …

Coast Guard Had Earlier Notice About California Oil Spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard received multiple reports of a possible fuel spill off the Southern California coast earlier than previously disclosed and asked local authorities to investigate about 15 hours before its own personnel confirmed a …