Last week, a British coastguard crew hoisted five men aboard a 76-foot fishing boat as it sank rapidly off the Scottish coast in rough weather.
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.
President Barack Obama’s recent relaxing of diplomatic relations with Cuba has apparently spurred a flood of Cubans taking to makeshift rafts to get to the United States.
The Coast Guard is implementing a temporary speed zone in Florida’s Biscayne Bay on New Year’s Eve for the first time ever, a response to a three-boat crash that killed four people on July 4.
The Coast Guard Foundation said Sig Hansen, captain of the F/V Northwestern and star of the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” selected the foundation as his designated charity on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”
A liveaboard who was lost at sea on his 25-foot sailboat for 12 days was happy to see a Navy ship arrive to help, but he still refused to leave his boat behind.
Criminal investigators with the Coast Guard are probing an elite group of Los Angeles firefighters at the city’s port to see whether the highly paid operators of the “world’s most powerful fireboat” were actually qualified.
Significantly more law enforcement agencies are participating in Operation Dry Water, a national campaign that is now in its fifth year and is designed to educate people and enforce laws on drunken boating.
About 100 people on Wednesday attended the first of three public meetings that the Coast Guard is holding on consecutive evenings to collect public comment on navigation through Florida drawbridges in connection with a proposed high-speed passenger rail service.
The Coast Guard Foundation is set to honor the retired admiral who oversaw search-and-rescue operations after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and was the incident commander after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
The Coast Guard Foundation said more than $1 million was raised last Thursday at the 34th annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard in New York.