Coast Guard News

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 …

Coast Guard Says Missouri Duck Boat Violated Inspection Terms

A tourist boat was on the lake despite wind speeds far exceeding allowable limits when it sank last month in Missouri, killing 17 people, according to a certificate of inspection made public Wednesday. The Coast Guard announced that it has …

Coast Guard Hearing Focuses on Deadly Crab Boat Sinking

A hearing into what caused a Seattle, Wash., crab boat with six people aboard to sink in the Bering Sea will focus on weather and human factors, as well as the stability of the fishing vessel before it went missing …

Coast Guard Concerned as Paddler Deaths Rise in New England

As the popularity of paddle sports surges, the Maine Coast Guard is recommending kayakers, canoeists and paddleboarders to be prepared before venturing out following a rise in deaths in the past year. Eighteen people have died in New England since …

Coast Guard Targets Problematic Cruise Ships With Surprise Inspections

The Coast Guard has begun unannounced inspections of cruise ships at U.S. ports, targeting those with patterns of safety problems, officials told the National Transportation Safety Board at its first-ever forum on safety on board the vessels. Capt. Eric Christensen, …

Coast Guard Considers Barges to Ship Fracking Water

The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation’s rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages. Now, the wastewater is usually …

Coast Guard Urges Safety for Connecticut Boaters

U.S. Coast Guard officials in Connecticut are warning boaters to make safety their priority this boating season, saying emergency crews have responded to a high number of boating incidents on the water this year. The Coast Guard says its units …