U.S. Homeland Security Chief Seeks Pay for Coast Guard as Service Members Miss First Paycheck

WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Tuesday she was working with the White House and Congress to pass legislation to fund the Coast Guard so that its workers could get paid even amid the partial government shutdown. "Like the other branches of the U.S. military, active duty @USCG should be paid for their service and … [Read more...]

Three Fishermen Killed Crossing Yaquina Bay Bar in Oregon

The commercial fishing vessel Mary B II capsized while crossing the bar at the entrance of Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon on Tuesday night, killing three fishermen on board. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the three fishermen were inbound crossing the Yaquina Bay Bar aboard the 42-foot Mary B II when the vessel capsized suddenly, tossing two of the fishermen overboard … [Read more...]

Admiral Thad Allen: This Senseless Government Shutdown Is Harming Coast Guard Families

By Admiral Thad Allen, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) - Today, with the government shutdown in its third week, it is beyond troubling that Coast Guard men and women are being unnecessarily subjected to financial hardship while enduring the operational, mission-related circumstances that are accepted as part of their compact with their country. These are the Americans who flew … [Read more...]

Hong Kong-Flagged Tanker Hit By Second Fire in Months Off New York

The U.S. Coast Guard is coordinating the response to an engine room fire aboard the Hong Kong-flagged tanker Amber Bay which broke out as the ship was departing the New York Harbor area on Wednesday night. The fire comes just a few months after the same tanker suffered a significant engine room fire off the U.S. Northeast. In Wednesday's incident, the Coast Guard reports … [Read more...]

15 Rescued from Listing Lift Boat in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard and good samaritan offshore supply vessel rescued 15 people from a listing lift boat near Grand Isle, Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 3:16 a.m. from the 134-foot liftboat, Ram XVIII, that it was taking on water approximately 23 nautical miles west of Southwest … [Read more...]