Coast Guard

The Coast Guard enforces federal laws on the high seas and waters within U.S. territorial jurisdiction, develops and operates aids to navigation and maintains a network of lifeboat and search-and-rescue stations using surface vessels and aircraft.

VIDEO: Three men rescued from sailboat off Hawaii

The Coast Guard said three men were safely aboard a container ship en route to Honolulu after spending 24 hours battling the effects of Hurricane Julio aboard a disabled sailboat 414 miles northeast of Oahu on Monday.

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The Coast Guard is investigating the incident, interviewing all parties and examining ship logs, navigational charts, and other records.

NMMA urges responses for Coast Guard survey

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is urging mariners to respond to a federal request for input on marine navigation in connection with the government’s effort to modernize navigation services to keep pace with technology.

VIDEO: Coast Guard stresses vigilance for holiday weekend

Operation Dry Water, the national campaign aimed at raising awareness of boating under the influence, occurred last weekend, but the Coast Guard is reminding boaters to continue to operate in a safe manner for the Fourth of July weekend.

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Coast Guard faults Bounty captain in 2012 sinking

It came down to poor finances, a captain’s superstition that voyages should never begin on Friday — the day of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion — the desire to get home in time for Thanksgiving and the belief that a ship is safer at sea than at port during a storm.

VIDEO: ACR Electronics EPIRBs play role in rescue

Emergency locator beacon manufacturer ACR Electronics is promoting the fact that its EPIRBs helped in the rescue of a liveaboard sailing couple who got into trouble offshore twice in six months.

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