Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

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*+-Drowning is not the violent, splashing, call for help that most people expect. In this article, Mario explains what drowning really looks like and how to recognize it when its happening.

Platform Fire in Gulf of Mexico Off Louisiana – Update

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

*+-Update: The platform fire continues to burn Friday in the Gulf of Mexico not far from the Louisiana coast.  The Coast Guard has updated that the maximum potential release has been reduced from 4,000 barrels to 130 barrels. Response vessels are on scene with additional vessels en route as fire teams are preparing to employ measures […]

Cuban Migrants Trapped on Coast Guard Ship as State Department Works to Repatriate

*+-The Associated Press reported on Friday dozens of Cubans are currently stranded aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant in the Florida Straits awaiting permission from the Cuban government to return home. The U.S. Coast Guard could not confirm this report, however a State Department official tells gCaptain in an emailed statement, 38 Cuban migrants were intercepted by […]

Aids to Navigation Vandals Run Rampant in Pacific Northwest

*+-The U.S. Coast Guard is asking for help in stopping the vandalism of aids to navigation throughout the Pacific Northwest after several incidents in the region left navigational lights either inoperable or with limited visibility. The coast guard says that most recently the batteries were deliberately and illegally removed from a light marking a red and […]

Canadian Bulk Carrier Hard Aground in St. Marys River

The motor vessel Mississagi sits aground in the lower St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Mich., April 22, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

*+-The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a 603-foot bulk carrier which ran aground in the St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Michigan, early Wednesday. The Canadian-flagged MV Mississagi, carrying a load of stone, was transiting downbound the St. Marys River from Bruce Mines, Ontario, when it ran aground in the Potagannissing Bay approximately […]

Stunning Aerial Photos Reveal Lake Michigan’s Historic Shipwrecks


*+-With winter ice cover gone, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City took to the air last Friday to photograph some of the historic shipwrecks that dot the northern Lake Michigan shoreline. The Coast Guard station said that photos were taken near Sleeping Bear Point northeast along the shoreline to Leland, Michigan up to Northport […]

Grounded Bulk Carrier Stopping Traffic on St. Lawrence River

The MV  Juno, a 621-foot bulk carrier, sits aground under the Thousand Islands Bridge, April 20, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

*+-Update (April 22): Polsteam Bulk Carrier Refloated in St. Lawrence River A 621-foot bulk carrier remains hard aground in the St. Lawrence River Tuesday with salvors on scene and preparing to refloat the ship. The Bahamian-flagged MV Juno, carrying a load of sugar, ran aground early Monday morning in the vicinity of Wellesley Island in […]