Coast Guard calls off search for man who jumped off cruise ship
The U.S. Coast Guard is suspending its search for a person who was said to have jumped off Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras cruise ship Saturday morning on the way back to Port Canaveral.
82 Haitian and Cuban migrants handed over to Bahamian authorities, Coast Guard says
The Florida Keys-based Coast Guard crew handed over 67 Haitians and 15 Cubans to the Royal Bahamian Defence Force on Friday after they were detained near Anguilla Cay — over 100 miles southwest of Key West — in two separate stops, the Coast Guard told the Herald in a news release.
Cargo ship stuck in Chesapeake Bay for more than a month is free
Ever Forward ran aground in shallow waters after leaving the Baltimore port on March 13. It was freed Sunday morning.
89 Haitian migrants returned four days after they were stopped at sea
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter returned 89 people to Haiti Tuesday who were stopped at sea days earlier aboard an overloaded sailboat off the southeastern coast of Cuba.
As Haitian migration routes change, compassion is tested in Florida Keys
Although the Florida Keys have been an entry point for refugees fleeing communist Cuba since the 1960s, officials say the influx of migrants by boat represents a shift in migration patterns. Since the start of the year, more than 800 Haitians have landed in the Florida Keys.
Crew of US Navy ship assists in drug bust off Africa valued at $350M
Seven people were arrested and about 13,228 pounds of suspected cocaine was seized in the April 1 bust, during which the Brazilian-flagged vessel was boarded and inspected, Africa Command said.
Adm. Linda Fagan nominated to be commandant of the Coast Guard, would be first woman to lead a service branch
Adm. Linda L. Fagan has served as the vice commandant since June and would replace Adm. Karl Schultz as the service’s top officer. She also was the first woman to take that job and the first to reach four stars in the Coast Guard.
Coast Guard, Hawaii police investigate fatal boating accident near Honokohau Marina
The U.S. Coast Guard and the Hawaii Police Department are investigating a fatal boating incident that took place at near the Honokohau Marina.
47,000 Cubans have arrived at the US border in recent months
Driven by a government crackdown on dissent, widespread poverty and a lack of opportunities, young Cubans are leaving the island in a new exodus by land and sea that has already eclipsed the balsero crisis of 1994, when more than 35,000 Cubans took to the sea in makeshift rafts.
Ingalls launches National Security Cutter Calhoun
The National Security Cutter Calhoun is scheduled to be christened in June 2022 and delivered to the Coast Guard in early 2023.
Nearly 80 migrants from 4 countries, including Russia, arrive in the Florida Keys
U.S. Border Patrol agents took 77 migrants into custody over the weekend in the Florida Keys, including several from former Soviet bloc countries, federal officials said Monday.
The Coast Guard seized more than $243 million of cocaine and offloaded it in Miami Beach
The crew on Friday seized about 8,500 pounds of cocaine and detained 13 suspected drug smugglers from Dominican Republic and Colombia, the Coast Guard said in a news release.
Coast Guard makes a different kind of rescue — and 2 turtles are now at a Florida Keys hospital
The U.S. Coast Guard has been busy on the waters this year as the agency deals with a surge in migration to Florida from Cuba and Haiti. But crews have been busy saving other lives, too.
Navy, Coast Guard and Guam Fire rescue four after boat capsizes
Navy and Coast Guard personnel, along with local first responders, have saved the crew of a boat that capsized off the island of Guam, officials said.
‘Awesome to find them’: Coast Guard says 2 men who left Cuba on motorized surfboard now safe
A boater reported to authorities seeing the men on the makeshift vessel about 5 p.m. Tuesday around 10 miles west of Bimini. That was welcome news for the Coast Guard, which presumed them missing at sea and suspended its search on Sunday.
Coast Guard rescues 70-year-old hiker after 200-foot fall on mountain, Alaska officials say
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter airlifted the hiker to emergency medical teams.
21 more migrants land in Florida Keys; Coast Guard sees increase since October
As of early March, the Coast Guard said it has already stopped 852 people at sea between Cuba and South Florida since Oct 1.
Coast Guard’s failure to act on boat safety costs lives in Conception fire, feds say
Federal investigators on Monday criticized the U.S. Coast Guard for failing to heed years of boat safety recommendation, saying more aggressive action could have prevented the 2019 boat fire that killed 34 off the coast here as well as other deadly maritime incidents.
How to free a 1,000-foot cargo ship stuck in the Chesapeake Bay? Coast Guard weighs options.
The U.S. Coast Guard is formulating a “very detailed” assessment before a Norfolk-bound cargo ship stuck in the Chesapeake Bay can be refloated, a spokesperson said Tuesday.