Coast Guard makes $11 million heroin bust in Gulf of Oman
The cutter USCGC Glen Harris confiscated about 684 pounds of heroin while on patrol as part of Combined Task Force 150.
Coast Guard welcomes new commandant, marking the first time a woman has led a US armed service branch
President Joe Biden on Wednesday presided over the Coast Guard’s change-of-command ceremony that officially made Adm. Linda Fagan the first female officer in charge of an U.S. armed service branch.
Coast Guard investigates ‘foul odor,’ sickness on Carnival Magic cruise ship
The Coast Guard is investigating a “foul odor” and sickness among passengers aboard the Carnival Magic cruise ship.
Space launches vs. cruise lines: Coast Guard concludes investigation into Royal Caribbean ship
One of the world’s largest cruise ships ran afoul of SpaceX earlier this year when Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas wandered into waters it was supposed to avoid because of a launch attempt.
55 Cuban migrants stopped at sea off the Florida Keys in a week, Coast Guard says
The migrants were stopped at sea in six separate interdictions off the Keys from May 9 through Friday, according to the Coast Guard.
Vice President Kamala Harris tells Coast Guard Academy graduates their importance in ‘unsettled world’
Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address during the 141st Commencement Exercises of the Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday, congratulating cadets on completing “a remarkable journey.”
First cyber systems majors to graduate from Coast Guard Academy
On Wednesday 22 people will graduate from the Coast Guard Academy with a major in cyber systems, the first new major created since the 1980s.
US Navy ship makes $39 million meth bust in Middle East waters
A Navy destroyer patrolling in the Gulf of Oman this week seized $39 million in methamphetamine from a fishing ship in waters used to smuggle people, weapons and narcotics, U.S. 5th Fleet said Tuesday.
PETA lauds Coast Guard base for vegan options at main dining hall
When the animal rights group learned about the food at a Coast Guard base, it awarded an annual accolade that recognizes “animal-friendly achievements” in commerce and culture.
Coast Guard assists in rescue of missing mariners in Micronesia
The Coast Guard and its partner agencies searched a combined 9,521 miles since Saturday and rescued Tuesday five adults and one child aboard a 19-foot vessel near Etal Atoll in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia.
US Coast Guard stops a total of 84 Cuban migrants at sea over a 3-day span
The U.S. Coast Guard stopped a total of 84 people from Cuba migrating by sea off the Bahamas and the Florida Keys last week.
As sea crossings by Haitian and Cuban migrants increase, so do US Coast Guard patrols
The white speck appears on the radar screen, bobbing in the surf far below as the waves crash into one another in the deep blue waters of the Florida Straits. A U.S. Coast Guard aviation electronics technician, manning the screen, leans forward for a closer look while cameras from the HC-144 turboprop airplane zero in.
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.