Thursday, January 2, 2020
Accidents

Five Believed Dead as Fishing Vessel Sinks in Bering Sea

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan 2 (Reuters) – Five commercial fishermen were believed to have died after their crabbing vessel sank on New Year’s Eve in the Gulf of...

January 2, 2020
Total Views: 364

Friday, November 22, 2019
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Accidents

Coast Guard Oversees Salvage of Sunken Tug in North Carolina

The U.S. Coast Guard has been monitoring the salvage of a semi-submerged tugboat which leaked diesel fuel in the vicinity of the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. ...

November 22, 2019
Total Views: 30

Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Maritime News

Always Ready

By Captain George Livingston – Veteran’s Day this year got me thinking about the one military service branch I know well, the United States Coast Guard. Apparently, in mid-November, the House...

November 21, 2019
Total Views: 6

Friday, November 8, 2019
Maritime News

Bunker Spill in Honolulu Harbor

The U.S. Coast Guard repsonded to a bunker fuel discharge from a Matson containership near Pier 19 in Honolulu on Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a report...

November 8, 2019
Total Views: 93

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Maritime News

DHS Grants ESG Contract Relief for Offshore Patrol Cutters

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted extraordinary contract relief to Eastern Shipbuilding Group related to the first four hulls in the Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program...

October 15, 2019
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Beefs Up Pacific Fleet to Counter China

By Philip J. Heijmans and Glen Carey (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Coast Guard is touting increased operations in the Western Pacific, thousands of miles from American shores, as China’s coast...

June 11, 2019
Total Views: 13

Monday, June 3, 2019
Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Sees Ships Switching to Cleaner Fuel in October

By Stephen Cunningham (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Coast Guard expects ships to start switching over to cleaner burning fuels as soon as the fourth quarter to meet new international standards...

June 3, 2019
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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Accidents

Houston Ship Channel Bottleneck Eases After Collision

HOUSTON, May 14 (Reuters) – A bottleneck of inbound traffic on the Houston Ship Channel eased on Tuesday though one-way travel restrictions remained following a weekend collision between a deep-draft...

May 14, 2019
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star supports Operation Deep Freeze 2018
Navy

VT Halter Marine Wins $745 Million Icebreaker Contract

Yesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi, a contract for the Detail Design and Construction of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security...

April 24, 2019
Total Views: 190

Friday, April 12, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert: Confined Space Entry Hazards

Below is a Marine Safety Alert (Safety Alert 04-19) issued today by the U.S. Coast Guard Directorate of Inspections and Compliance related to hazards of the confined space entry. The...

April 12, 2019
Total Views: 24

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Accidents

Mariner Dies After Dredge Workboat Capsizes Near Charleston, South Carolina

The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agency crews were searching for a missing mariner after a dredge workboat capsized near Charleston Harbor, South Carolina on Thursday night. Coast Guard Sector...

April 12, 2019
Total Views: 30

Friday, March 22, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Offloads Seized Cocaine Worth $360 Million Wholesale

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloaded approximately 27,000 pounds of cocaine Miami, Florida on Friday worth an estimated $360 million wholesale, the Coast Guard said. The drugs...

March 22, 2019
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Accidents

Search Suspended for Missing Towboat Captain on Lower Mississippi

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for the captain of a towing vessel capsized on the lower Mississippi River near Point A La Hache, Louisiana on Monday night.  Coast...

March 19, 2019
Total Views: 17

Monday, March 4, 2019
Accidents

U.S. Coast Guard Issues Findings of Concern from FV Destination Investigation

Note: The following Findings of Concern is being distributed by the U.S. Coast Guard following the February 2017 loss of the FV Destination in the Bering Sea with the loss of all six...

March 4, 2019
Total Views: 49

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Blog

Today Marks 15 Years Since the Explosion and Sinking of the Bow Mariner, One of the Worst Chemical Tanker Disasters in History

By Lt. Mike Lawrence, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads The 570-foot Singapore-flagged chemical & oil tanker Bow Mariner sank 15 years ago when the ship caught fire and sustained...

February 28, 2019
Total Views: 147

Friday, February 22, 2019
USCG

US Coast Guard Officer Suspected Of Terror Plot Faces Charges

By Katharine Jackson (Reuters) – A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant accused of amassing a cache of weapons and plotting to attack Democratic politicians and journalists was ordered held for two...

February 22, 2019
Total Views: 8

Thursday, February 21, 2019
USCG

US Coast Guard Academy Enters The Space Race

by Grant Wyman (USCG) There is a new landmark at the Coast Guard Academy and it is helping to launch the Coast Guard into an era of space operations. The...

February 21, 2019
Total Views: 13

Sunday, February 17, 2019
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Blog

Happiness is a Hard Hose

By Michael Carr – “Happiness is a hard hose!” Those words come from CDR Barry Chambers, the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team’s first commander. Forget what you might be thinking, he...

February 17, 2019
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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Blog

SS Marine Electric: The Shipwreck that Changed the Coast Guard

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki – When the clock tolled 12 a.m. on Feb. 12, 1983, the 605-foot cargo ship Marine Electric trekked northward 30 miles off Virginia’s...

February 12, 2019
Total Views: 1205

Thursday, February 7, 2019
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Interesting

Tanker Crewmen Injured in Lifeboat Accident Off Virginia

Two crew members of a tanker were injured Wednesday after falling overboard when a lifeboat unexpectedly released off the coast of Virginia. The U.S. Coast Guard says aircrews recovered the...

February 7, 2019
Total Views: 39