As Haiti's crisis worsens, a rising number flee by sea
There was nothing but darkness and desperation around them as the captain told the dozens of people on a flimsy boat in the Caribbean “we are lost.... There is no hope.” That scenario is playing out all too often. In a 12-month period ending in October, the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted at sea three times more Haitians than it had the previous year.
Coast Guard targets second vessel tied to Southern California oil spill
Authorities from the U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board believe a ship’s anchor hit an oil pipeline off Huntington Beach and eventually led to the Oct. 2 spill.