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Thursday, February 15, 2024
USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr (WPC 1147) stops a vessel in the Arabian Sea carrying Iranian weapons to the Houthis in Yemen. Photo courtesy U.S. Central Command
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Iranian Weapons Bound for the Houthis

A U.S Coast Guard cutter has intercepted a vessel loaded with advanced conventional weapons and lethal aid in the Arabian Sea. The shipment allegedly

February 15, 2024
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Thursday, January 4, 2024
Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley (WMEC-39) towed disabled fishing vessel Aleutian No. 1 more than 160 miles to safe harbor in Adak, Alaska, Jan. 1, 2024, after it experienced a loss of propulsion 575 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and was unable to effect repairs.
Fishing

US Coast Guard Tows Disabled Fishing Vessel 160 Miles Through Blizzard

USCGC Alex Haley (WMEC-39) towed a disabled fishing vessel more than 160 miles to safe harbor in Adak, Alaska, after it experienced a loss of propulsion 575

January 4, 2024
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Tuesday, January 2, 2024
The M/V Genius Star XI loitering outside Dutch Harbor, Alaska, December 30, 2023. Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
Accidents

Cargo Ship Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries Anchored Near Dutch Harbor After Fire

The M/V Genius Star XI, carrying lithium-ion batteries, has been anchored near Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and poses no immediate risk following last week’s

January 2, 2024
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Saturday, December 30, 2023
The Coast Guard is responding to a reported fire aboard the 410-foot cargo vessel Genius Star XI, approximately 200 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2023. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Accidents

Fire on Cargo Ship Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries Near Dutch Harbor

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a fire on a cargo ship carrying lithium-ion batteries near Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The fire is contained but still ongoing,

December 30, 2023
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Friday, December 8, 2023
Stock photo of a shipboard crane discharging cargo
Shipping

Coast Guard Issues Safety Alert on Shipboard Crane Wire Rope Hazards

In response to a recent accident involving a shipboard crane, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a marine safety alert highlighting the hazards associated with

December 8, 2023
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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, a 378-foot high-endurance cutter homeported in Seattle, transits the Strait of Juan de Fuca enroute to Seattle, Oct. 13, 2015.
Defense

CNN Reveals Culture of Abuse and Cover-Up in the US Coast Guard

An explosive new report from CNN reveals that US Coast Guard leaders have concealed a critical report on racism, hazing, discrimination, and sexual assault

December 5, 2023
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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
golden ray salvage
Accidents

Coast Guard Presents Public Service Awards for Heroic Actions During Golden Ray Capsizing

In a ceremony held at the Southeast Georgia Conference Center on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard honored maritime partners for their commendable actions during

November 29, 2023
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The M/V Barbro G aground on the Detroit River. Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
Shipping

Bulk Carrier Refloated in Detroit River

The Portuguese-flagged bulk carrier Barbro G has been refloated in the Detroit River. The 623-foot freighter, which was carrying 21,000 tons of wheat to Italy,

November 29, 2023
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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Hopper Barge Fire Loaded with Wood Pellets
Accidents

US Coast Guard Issues Safety Alert for Wood Pellet Fires

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a safety alert to mariners, warning them about the dangers associated with fires caused by wood pellets. This alert comes after

November 28, 2023
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Friday, November 17, 2023
A Main Pass Oil Gathering Company, LLC helicopter aircrew spotted crude oil during an overflight near Main Pass, Louisiana, November 16, 2023. Photo courtesy Main Pass Oil Gathering Company, LLC
Offshore

Crude Oil Release in the Gulf of Mexico Prompts Unified Command Response

Update: Massive Oil Leak Near New Orleans: Over 1 Million Gallons Potentially Released A Unified Command is responding to a crude oil release in the Gulf of

November 17, 2023
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Thursday, November 16, 2023
File photo of the Carnival Glory at sea
Cruise Ships

Coast Guard Suspends Searches for Two Individuals Lost from Cruise Ships

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the suspension of separate search operations for two individuals who went overboard from different cruise ships. The first

November 16, 2023
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Tuesday, November 7, 2023
The M/V American Courage aground on the St. Clair River near Marine City, Michigan, November 7, 2023. U.S. Coast Guard
Shipping

Tugs Refloat Lake Freighter on St. Clair River in Michigan

Update: The lake freighter American Courage, which ran aground in the St. Clair River Tuesday morning at 7:21 a.m. local time, was successfully refloated

November 7, 2023
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Monday, November 6, 2023
The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, a 210-foot Medium-Endurance Cutter, transits up the Columbia River and under the Astoria-Meglar Bridge as it returns to its homeport in Astoria, Ore., May 11, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Defense

Workforce Shortage Forces U.S. Coast Guard to Reduce Active Fleet of Cutters

In response to a significant workforce shortage, the U.S. Coast Guard has announced plans to reduce its fleet of active cutters. The Coast Guard is currently

November 6, 2023
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Thursday, November 2, 2023
A Foss Maritime tug wrangles a breakaway barge in Elliot Bay, near downtown Seattle, Washington, November 2, 2023. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Shipping

Breakaway Barge Damages Pier in Downtown Seattle

A breakaway barge loaded with containers has damaged a pier along Seattle’s downtown waterfront. The U.S. Coast Guard’s 13th District said it was

November 2, 2023
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Monday, October 30, 2023
USCGC Argus launch
Defense

USCG’s Lead Offshore Patrol Cutter ‘USCGC Argus’ Launched

The lead ship of the U.S. Coast Guard’s highly anticipated Heritage-class offshore patrol cutter (OPC), the USCGC Argus, was successfully launched

October 30, 2023
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Friday, October 27, 2023
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James pose with more than $445 million in illegal drugs seized by Coast Guard and partner agencies in Port Everglades, Florida, Oct 26, 2023. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Offloads $450 Million Worth of Drugs in Florida

The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded 33,200 pounds of cocaine and 12,400 pounds of marijuana, valued at approximately $448 million, at Port Everglades on Thursday.

October 27, 2023
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Thursday, October 26, 2023
US Coast Guard’s Arctic Plan Opens Door to Acquiring Commercial Icebreakers
Defense

US Coast Guard’s Arctic Plan Opens Door to Acquiring Commercial Icebreakers

The U.S. Coast Guard unveiled its Arctic Strategic Outlook Implementation Plan on Thursday, outlining a series of initiatives aimed at promoting safety,

October 26, 2023
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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Coast Guard marine safety engineers assigned to the Marine Safety Center in Washington D.C., working for the Marine Board of Investigation for the Titan submersible case, conduct a survey of the aft titanium endcap from Titan in the North Atlantic Ocean Oct. 1, 2023.
Shipping

Additional Titan Sub Debris Recovered from North Atlantic

The U.S. Coast Guard has recovered additional parts of the Titan submersible from the North Atlantic Ocean as part of its investigation into the accident. Some

October 10, 2023
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Thursday, October 5, 2023
The cargo ship 'Bonnie G' aground in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, October 5, 2023. Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
Accidents

No Visible Pollution from Grounded Cargo Ship in St. Thomas

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing its response to the grounding of the roll-on/roll-off cargo ship Bonnie G in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Coast

October 5, 2023
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Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Coast Guard rescue crews assisted 12 people who were forced to abandon the 195-foot cargo vessel Bonnie G the morning of Oct. 4, 2023, after the vessel started taking on water and ran aground half a mile south from the local airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Accidents

Cargo Ship Runs Aground in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

A Vanuatu-flagged roll-on/roll-off cargo ship has run aground in adverse weather conditions just south of the airport in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

October 4, 2023
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