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Coast guard News

Man tries to row from New York to Scotland, saved by Coast Guard

A Scotsman attempting to row by himself from New York to Stornoway, Scotland found himself caught in a bad storm about 50 nautical miles off the U.S. coast. Fortunately, a Coast Guard rescue team made their way to him just in time.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Rescuers trying to save dozens of stranded whales in Florida

A pod of some 50 pilot whales has stranded itself in the Florida Everglades National Park along the Gulf of Mexico. Officials can't say why and already about 10 of the whales have died. Fisherman discovered the pod there on Tuesday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Japan sends F-15's to intercept Chinese aircraft near Senkakus

In a continuing conflict over ownership of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, Japan launched fighter jets to intercept a Chinese aircraft flying just south of the disputed islands.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Video: Crew of HMS Bounty rescued after Sandy sinks famed vessel

High seas from Hurricane Sandy proved to be too much for the HMS Bounty to handle, sinking the famed sailing ship off the coast of North Carolina on Monday.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 5 comments

Japan's Coast Guard rescues Chinese sailors aboard burning vessel

Okinawa - Sixty-four sailors were rescued by the Japanese Coast Guard when a Chinese cargo freighter caught fire off the coast of Okinawa Japan on Saturday.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Yacht explosion reported in N.J. was possible hoax

Yesterday a call was made to the U.S. Coast Guard indicating that a yacht had exploded off the New Jersey ocean shore with 21 people aboard. Now it is believed the distress call was an orchestrated hoax.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

Port officials ordered cruise captain to return to sinking ship

Giglio - Taped transcripts of recorded telephone conversations reveal that Captain Schettino abandoned the sinking cruise ship Costa Concordia in a lifeboat. Port officials had to order him to return to the ship.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

Plane crashes into ocean near Hawai'i

Monterey - Traveling from Monterey, California to Hawai'i can offer spectacular views from a small plane, as long as all goes according to plan on the trip. When the plan goes wrong though, it can be quite an ordeal.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 3 comments

Captured Somali pirates to be put on trial in India

Mumbai - More than two dozen Somali men who fired on Indian Naval and Coast guard ships have been taken into custody and will be tried for attacking the vessels.
In the Media by William Charles Baker - 2 comments

Revised Gulf Coast 'safety zone' rule allows credentialed media

The U.S. Coast Guard rescinded orders banning reporters and journalists from being within 20-meters of a BP 'safety zone.' Now, with two exceptions, credentialed media will have unfettered access to the spill areas
In the Media by Bill Lindner - 1 comment

Giant 'super skimmer' a bust in BP oil spill cleanup efforts

The giant “super skimmer” sent to help BP’s efforts at cleaning up its Gulf of Mexico disaster has turned out to be a bust, US Coast Guard officials announced late on Friday.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Secrecy surrounding the Gulf Coast devastation is criminal

When collusion and secrecy kills: the lies and deceptions used by BP and the government to conceal rising reports of illnesses and injuries, and lethal levels of toxic chemicals devastating the Gulf Coast are criminal
In the Media by Bill Lindner - 3 comments

New rule makes violating BP oil spill 'safety zone' criminal

Anyone breaching a 20-meter safety zone established by the Coast Guard around all Deepwater Horizon clean-up and response operations may face fines and felony charges
In the Media by Bill Lindner - 10 comments

Op-Ed: Innocentive and 80,000 people try to help with spill. Result, zip

Major innovation and design solution provider Innocentive sent 908 suggestions to BP to help with the oil spill. The response could be politely described as gobbledygook, even by the demanding standards of the 21st century.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 11 comments

Gulf oil spill 10 times worse than originally predicted

New data indicates that nearly 70,000 barrels are gushing out every day - that is 10 times the original estimate of the flow by the US Coast Guard and the equivalent of one Exxon Valdez tanker every four days.
In the Media by Sharon Davis - 4 comments

Oil spill said to hit Gulf shore tonight as emergency declared Special

Governor Bobby Jindal and Secretary Janet Napolitano have separately issued emergency statements in advance preparation of the oil spill in the Gulf Coast poised to reach the shoreline late tonight.
Digital Journal Report by Carol Forsloff - 2 comments

New oil spill deepens crisis in Gulf of Mexico Special

While a controlled burn has been taking place to stop the oil from reaching the Louisiana shoreline and spreading to three other states, tonight Admiral Landry of the US Coast Guard announced a new leak spilling additional oil into the Gulf.
Digital Journal Report by Carol Forsloff - 4 comments

Coast Guard considering setting Gulf of Mexico oil slick on fire

With the massive oil slick within 20 miles of the fragile coastline of Louisiana, Coast Guard officials said they were going to consider a “controlled burn” of the petroleum on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.
In the Media by William Rubin - 3 comments

Has the Gulf 'dodged the bullet' on the oil spill?

Midday Saturday the Unified Command said it was continuing to monitor Thursday's oil rig explosion, announcing approximately 1000 gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf even as the day before the Coast Guard said it had found no evidence of a problem.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 3 comments

Oil rig in Gulf of Mexico sinks, leaking oil and gas a huge worry

A burning oil rig stationed in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana sank Thursday, raising the risk of an oil spill to a very high level.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 35 comments

Busted: Ship with 1 million packets of illegal cigarettes

The Ukrainian-flagged Svesa was seized by Greek coast guard vessels, along with more than 20 million contraband cigarettes. All crew members were detained and the ship led to port in Thessaloniki.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen

UK Navy and US Coast Guard make record $384M drug bust

Britain's Royal Navy, with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, seized 200 57-pound bales of cocaine from a fishing boat earlier this month. It is the largest drug "bust by value, and by volume in terms of cocaine" for the Royal Navy.
In the Media by Kay Mathews - 2 comments

Search suspended for three missing men after their boat capsized

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the three men who went missing the Gulf of Mexico after their boat capsized sometime on Saturday during the afternoon. Of those missing are two NFL players, Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 3 comments

NORAD Exercise Has Military Aircraft Flying Over Washington D.C.

If you're in the Washington D.C. area today don't panic when you see war planes overhead they are scheduled. Military exercises started on Wednesday and will continue through Thursday above the nation's capitol.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment
 

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Looking into the cockpit of a U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter.
Looking into the cockpit of a U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter.
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Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon Apri...
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Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors.
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The front of the B-52D Stratofortress.
The front of the B-52D Stratofortress.
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Shrimp boats tow fire-resistant oil-containment boom as their crews conduct in situ burn training of...
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Shrimp boats tow fire-resistant oil-containment boom as their crews conduct in situ burn training off the coast of Venice, La.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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A U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat.
A U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat.
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The view of the Vietnam War Memorial which was dedicated in 1998 to the men and women of Alabama who...
The view of the Vietnam War Memorial which was dedicated in 1998 to the men and women of Alabama who battled in Vietnam.
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An estimated 42 000 gallons of oil per day were leaking from an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico in la...
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An estimated 42,000 gallons of oil per day were leaking from an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico in late April, following an explosion at an offshore drilling rig on April 20, 2010. The rig eventually capsized and sank. This image of the affected area was captured on April 25 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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The tail end of the B-52D Stratofortress.
The tail end of the B-52D Stratofortress.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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Kodiak, Alaska
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Japanese Coast Guard saves sailors aboard burning cargo freighter.
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Japanese Coast Guard saves sailors aboard burning cargo freighter.
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