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Two people in a small airplane survived when they crashed on a flight between two southwest Alaska villages. Alaska State Troopers say a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the downed aircraft early Monday night.


Man convicted in 2015 death of woman struck, killed by Coast Guard patrol boat

Investigators say Galdino Jose Ruiz-Hernandez was in the water trying to guide the woman through the Brownsville Ship Channel when she was hit by a Coast Guard vessel on patrol.


Coast Guard loosens tattoo restrictions

Reacting to the increasing acceptance and popularity of body art, the Coast Guard has revised its tattoo policy to make it less restrictive.

Cubans found at lighthouse in legal limbo after 6 months at Guantanamo Navy base

The migrants crossed the Florida Straits six months ago and sought refuge on the American Shoal Lighthouse. Later, they drew attention for throwing an SOS off a Coast Guard boat. Those still on base say they feel pressured to return to home.


Mariners warned of icy conditions within the national capital region

The captain of the Port Maryland National-Capital Region set ice condition 3 on Monday because weather conditions are favorable for the formation of ice in navigable waters.


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