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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescinded orders banning reporters and journalists from being within 20-meters of a BP 'safety zone.'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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oil on the surface of the Gulf from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
US Dept of Interior
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.