US Marine from Massachusetts swept away in Puerto Rico rip current, Coast Guard says

Samuel Wanjiru, 26, went missing on Wednesday afternoon after going into the water in the beach area of La Pared in Luquillo, Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard said.

Coast Guard Cutter Sea Dog damaged while returning from sea, safely moored in Florida

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sea Dog was damaged Monday while returning from sea to the St. Marys River on the border between Florida and Georgia, the service announced in a statement.

US Coast Guard rescues 27 high schoolers from Long Island Sound after boat capsizes

The U.S. Coast Guard plucked more than two dozen high school students from the waters of Long Island Sound on Wednesday after their boat capsized in Westport, Connecticut.

National Guard soldier dies trying to save drowning man in Puerto Rico

Staff Sgt. Fidel Cruz Llanos was last seen about 80 yards from the shore of Condado Beach in San Juan, according to the Coast Guard. Several local, state and federal agencies searched for him, and his body was recovered Tuesday.

Coast Guard icebreaker delivers sick passenger to Guam via Navy airlift

43-year-old man had experienced abdominal pain and is reported in stable condition while being transported to Naval hospital on Guam.

US Coast Guard cutter seizes 1,700 pounds of methamphetamines in the Arabian Sea

The Sentinel-class fast response cutter USCGC Glen Harris seized almost 1,700 pounds of methamphetamines in the Arabian Sea last week.

Unified Command continues to investigate oil sheen off the coast of Huntington Beach

Coast Guard Pollution Responders investigated the situation with a Newport Harbor patrol boat and a Coast Guard helicopter. The oil sheen discovered was 2.5 miles in length and half a mile wide, nearly 3 miles off Huntington Beach, California.

Coast Guard’s workforce shortage expected to worsen in 2024

The Coast Guard’s personnel shortage is expected to grow worse in 2024, impacting the service’s ability to respond to a hurricane or an oil spill or other major disaster, a service commandant told lawmakers on Wednesday.

Coast Guard navigates bureaucracy in fight against illegal fishing

Competition over dwindling fish resources has led to international tensions, and in some cases clashes in places such as the South China Sea, once one of the world’s most plentiful fishing grounds that has now been depleted almost to collapse.

FBI looking into ‘debris’ found off Alaska’s coast

The FBI said it will help with “debris” recovery following a report Friday that a “possible spy balloon” may have been discovered in the waters off the coast of Alaska. The Coast Guard and Alaska National Guard are also “helping facilitate the transfer” of the object so it can be analyzed further.