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Woman chains herself to ship in protest of drilling in Arctic

Seattle - The "Shell No" protest is still active in Seattle, Washington today. The Coast Guard says it has no plans to remove a woman who chained herself to a Royal Dutch Shell ship last night in protest on the company's plans to start drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

Almost 21,000 gallons of crude oil leak into ocean off California

Goleta - An estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil has leaked from a ruptured pipeline just off the Santa Barbara coast in Central California on Tuesday. By this afternoon, the oil had left a slick four miles long, extending 50 yards into the water from the beach.

Fuengirola resident fined for calling for help for 'drowning men'

Fuengirola - A young woman in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain has been hit with a 300 euro ($385) fine for calling out the Coast Guard in what turned out to be a false alarm. She thought two men were drowning out at sea.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

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Team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforc...
Team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South Detachment 409 capture suspected Somali pirates after responding to a merchant vessel distress signal. Gulf of Aden, 2009
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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.
The front of the B-52D Stratofortress.
The front of the B-52D Stratofortress.
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.
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.
Australain Coastal Protection Services Deliver Asylum Seekers to Shore
Australain Coastal Protection Services Deliver Asylum Seekers to Shore
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Shrimp boats tow fire-resistant oil-containment boom as their crews conduct in situ burn training of...
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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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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The cannons are still in perfect condition with their tourets.
Health  Safety  and Environment (HSE) workers contracted by BP clean up oil on the beach in Port Fou...
Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) workers contracted by BP clean up oil on the beach in Port Fourchon, 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.
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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NASA s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25  2010 using its Moderate...
NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25, 2010 using its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument. With the Mississippi Delta on the left, the silvery swirling oil slick from the April 20 explosion and subsequent sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform is highly visible. The rig was located roughly 50 miles southeast of the coast of Louisiana.
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U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter.
U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter.
Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon Apri...
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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