Saturday, September 4, 2021
A miles long black slick floating in the Gulf of Mexico near Enterprise Offshore Drilling Rig. Photos via NOAA
Oil Spill

Divers To Locate Source Of Reported Oil Spill in Gulf

by Andrea Shalal (Reuters) A private dive team will try to locate the source of a suspected oil spill spotted in the Marchand area of the Gulf of Mexico on...

September 4, 2021
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Friday, August 11, 2017
gigantic pipes wash ashore in England
Interesting

Gigantic Pipes Beach in England After Breaking Free from Tow

Authorities in the UK are monitoring four gigantic plastic pipes that have washed ashore after breaking free while under tow off the east coast of England. The Maritime and Coastguard...

August 11, 2017
Total Views: 33

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Maritime News

Adrift Cargo Ship Rescued in Gulf of Alaska

A tugboat crew from Resolve Marine together with the U.S. Coast Guard helped rescue an adrift 400-foot cargo vessel with 12 people aboard during a multiple day operation in the...

October 12, 2016
Total Views: 19

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Blog

We Won’t Learn Anything: What Sank El Faro and What Didn’t

On Wednesday night, the final rescue crews on the El Faro mission called in, “We are returning to base – negative results,” and left the search area. The hearts of family and friends...

October 8, 2015
Total Views: 175

Thursday, July 9, 2015
News

Movie Trailer for ‘The Finest Hours’ – The Remarkable True Story of the SS Pendleton Rescue

  Disney has just release its first trailer from its new film The Finest Hours, based on the remarkable true story of “the greatest small boat rescue in U.S. Coast...

July 9, 2015
Total Views: 521

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
News

House OK’s Bipartisan Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Bill

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed H.R. 5769, the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014, by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 413-3.

December 3, 2014
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Friday, October 10, 2014
Maritime News

Chinese Fisherman Killed In Clash With South Korean Coast Guard

The captain of a Chinese fishing boat died after a scuffle with a South Korean coast guard officer who fired a pistol shot.

October 10, 2014
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Blog

Watch: Coast Guard Rescues 800-Pound Turtle Caught in Fishing Gear

The U.S. Coast Guard over the weekend rescued an 800-pound leatherback turtle after it became entangled in fishing gear off the coast of New Jersey, and it was all caught on...

August 12, 2014
Total Views: 1

Saturday, May 31, 2014
News

Admiral Zukunft Assumes Command as 25th Commandant of U.S. Coast Guard

Admiral Paul F. Zukunft has assumed command as the 25th commandant of the United States Coast Guard, relieving Admiral Bob Papp during a military change of command ceremony held Friday at the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building.

May 31, 2014
Total Views: 35

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
News

Chemical Tanker Adrift Off Ireland – Update

The Irish Coast Guard is responding today to a chemical tanker adrift since Sunday off the west coast of Ireland.

January 14, 2014
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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Blog

Call the Midwife… Coast Guard Delivers Baby at Sea

The U.S. Coast Guards says it was called upon Monday to assist with the delivery of a baby aboard a cargo ship about 100 miles southwest of San Diego.

September 5, 2013
Total Views: 6

Friday, June 7, 2013
Incidents

Have You Seen This Ship? Russian Ghost Ship Has Vanished

(Note: Click HERE to visit our forum for the full discussion of this article) UPDATE Jan. 24, 2013: Cannibal Rat-Infested Ghost Ship Story Hijacks the Internet -FAQ Is this Russian...

June 7, 2013
Total Views: 72

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Uncategorized

Five Killed After Korean Coast Guard Vessel Capsizes During Rescue [RAW VIDEO]

A South Korean coast guard vessel capsized after rescuing crew members of a damaged cargo ship off the southern island of Jeju, the Associated Press has reported. Five of the...

October 18, 2012
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Uncategorized

Chinese Captain Handed 30-Year Sentence for Korean Coast Guard Death

By Alastair Gale A South Korean court handed down a 30-year prison term Thursday to a Chinese fisherman for the killing of a Korean coast guard officer late last year....

April 19, 2012
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Defense

Coast Guard Commandant delivers State of the Coast Guard Address

WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivered his first State of the Coast Guard address at Joint Base Bolling-Anacostia in Washington, D.C., Thursday. Papp reported the State...

February 10, 2011
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Uncategorized

Thad Allen, A Conversation With The Commandant – Part 2

Admiral Thad Allen, USCG Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. This is part two of this interview...

October 20, 2009
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Photo

Photo Of The Week – LNG Tanker Lokoja

gCaptain’s photo of the week is a helicopter shot of LNG Tanker Lokoja (IMO# 9269960). Built by the Korean shipyard Daewoo in 2006 she is owned by BW Gas and...

October 13, 2009
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Photo

VTS Photo Gallery – A look inside maritime vessel traffic services worldwide.

Our friend Richard Rodriguez of the BitterEnd Blog had an excellent post titled VTS – Working with large vessels, that gives Puget Sound boaters tips on communicating with the numerous...

August 18, 2009
Total Views: 81

Sunday, August 16, 2009
USCG

Interview with Vice Admiral Papp

On the heels of gCaptain’s interview with Commandant Thad Allen, the Unofficial Coast Guard blog sits down with the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area Commander, Vice Admiral Papp. They tell us:...

August 16, 2009
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Thursday, April 16, 2009
Uncategorized

Top 10 Most Popular Pages at USCG.MIL

The US Coast Guard brings us their 10 most popular pages. 1. Merchant Mariner Documentation (MMD) / Standards for Training Certification & Watchkeeping (STCW) / National Maritime Center (NMC) 2....

April 16, 2009
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