Solomon Islands denies port call for Guam-based US Coast Guard cutter
The Solomon Islands recently denied entry to a U.S. Coast Guard cutter for a scheduled port call, further raising concerns that the Oceania nation is severing U.S. ties in favor of China.
Coast Guard rescues 19 migrants off California coast
Nineteen migrants who were stranded in a disabled boat off the coast of Redondo Beach, California, were rescued by the Coast Guard on Saturday.
Colombia, world’s largest cocaine supplier, considers decriminalizing the drug
Colombia, the largest producer of cocaine in the world, wants to lead a global experiment: decriminalizing cocaine.
Military needs to clarify tattoo waiver process, watchdog says
All six service branches have policies dictating the content, size and location of allowable tattoos, but information on whether exceptions are available for certain tattoos can be difficult to find, the Government Accountability Office said.
14,000 gallons of crude oil spills into Terrebonne Bay after storage tank falls in water
The Coast Guard’s National Response Center notified the agency’s Houma marine safety unit on Monday that “the platform experienced a structural failure causing a tank to fall into the water and spill the oil.”
Memorial service honors fallen members of the Coast Guard
The National Memorial Service honoring fallen U.S. Coast Guard officers was held Friday during the annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival.
Registration for 2023 Coast Guard Marathon opens Thursday
The Coast Guard will host its second in-person marathon next spring, and registration for the event begins at midnight on Coast Guard Day, Thursday, Aug. 4.
Coast Guard rescues 9 people who jumped from sinking boat off Florida coast
The nine people onboard jumped into the water as the boat “became submerged,” the Coast Guard said. There were no reported injuries.
Coast Guard Academy welcomes 302 swabs for Day One
They are among the 302 members of the class of 2026, called “swabs” for the summer, who showed up Monday for Day One, their indoctrination into Coast Guard life.
Coast Guard rescues 7 after boat struck by lightning off Florida coast
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter lifted seven boaters to safety after their vessel was struck by lightning 100 miles off the Clearwater, Florida coast.
Coast Guard returns 45 migrants to Cuba after they were stopped off the Florida Keys
The U.S. Coast Guard sent 45 people back to Cuba on Sunday after stopping them off the Florida Keys last week.
Coast Guard rescues 900-pound leatherback turtle entangled in buoys in Nantucket Harbor
Coast Guardsmen contacted the Marine Mammal Alliance Nantucket for guidance on how to free the marine reptile, which had rope attached to the buoys wrapped around her back and fin.
Remains of Spirit of Norfolk towed to shipyard after 5-day blaze consumed the dinner cruise ship
Investigators say the fire seems to have started in the engine room, but the cause still has not been determined.
Coast Guard, military crews respond to fire on cruise ship at Naval Station Norfolk
Fire and military emergency crews were dispatched for a report of a boat fire at Pier 3 at Naval Station Norfolk.
Ingalls christens National Security Cutter Calhoun
WMSL 759 is named in honor of Charles L. Calhoun, the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard.
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.