Coast Guard to send additional cutter to Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to beef up its presence in the Pacific with an 11th vessel for the Hawaii-based District 14 region.

Crossing Washington’s perilous Willapa Bay bar holds a steep cost

A 2021 Coast Guard report about the Willapa Bay bar noted the “sea can break into dangerous surf at any time in this area,” and cautioned that mariners should only attempt the crossing “if you are intimately familiar with the entrance.”

Coast Guard saves 28 from Cuban migrant boat off Key West; 1 person missing

The agency said Tuesday it had responded to the report of a makeshift, steel-hulled craft apparently disabled in heavy seas about 6 miles off the coast after a civilian boater reporting seeing people in the water.

Coast Guard cutter back in Hawaii after trek to Japan

The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball recently returned to its home port in Honolulu following a 42-day, 10, 000-nautical-mile Western Pacific patrol that took it all the way to the port city of Kagoshima, Japan.

Maritime smuggling is not new, but attempts have surged, as have deaths

As maritime smuggling attempts along Southern California’s coastline have surged in recent years, so too have mishaps and deaths. Authorities and experts say a number of forces have influenced both the rise in such incidents and the attention they have received.

USS Cooperstown rescues mariner off South Carolina coast

Cooperstown diverted course and deployed its search and rescue swimmer to recover the stranded person, who was then transferred to U.S. Coast Guard Station Charleston.

Female 4-stars discuss sexism in the service, say the military is ‘much better’ for women now

All four of the U.S. military’s four-star female officers gathered in public for the first time to talk about the sexism that they have experienced in the service and how far women still must go before they’re fully integrated members of the armed forces.

Body found floating at the Port of Los Angeles

The body of a dead man was found at the Port of Los Angeles on Monday. It was not immediately clear how long the deceased had been in the water when he was spotted by the Coast Guard.

Dead humpback whale floating in shipping channel off NJ-NY coast, authorities say

The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, which responds to marine mammal strandings and rescues in New York, received a report from the United States Coast Guard of “an unidentified whale carcass” just south of the Ambrose Channel.

Coast Guard rescues hiker stranded on beach near Daly City, Calif.

The Coast Guard dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. A crew member was lowered down to the beach and helped hoist the man back up to the aircraft.

22 migrants land at Dry Tortugas National Park as Florida officials ask federal government to act

A group of Cuban migrants landed at the Dry Tortugas National Park Thursday, on the same morning Gov. Ron DeSantis blamed the federal government for the border crisis and announced legislation cracking down on illegal immigration.

Coast Guard evacuates ill passenger from fishing vessel in Gulf of Mexico

The Coast Guard dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station New Orleans and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry plane from Air Station Corpus Christi.

Military wraps up search in Atlantic for wreckage of Chinese spy balloon

The Navy and Coast Guard have finished their search off the South Carolina coast for pieces of wreckage from the Chinese spy balloon that was shot down two weeks ago, officials said Friday.

Passenger deaths on Antarctic cruises prompt Coast Guard investigation

Four U.S. citizens died and more were injured during Antarctic cruises late last year, leading the U.S. Coast Guard to investigate four incidents that occurred in a span of less than three weeks.

Crews search field of debris in Atlantic from downed Chinese balloon, NORAD commander says

Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck told reporters at the Pentagon that the size of the debris field is estimated to be 1,500 meters by 1,500 meters in about 50 feet of water off the South Carolina coast.

Searchers come up empty after 3-day search for scuba diver off Guam

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a multiday search for a scuba diver who disappeared Thursday morning off Guam’s western coast.

Navy, Coast Guard join search for scuba diver missing off Guam

A 35-year-old scuba diver went missing Thursday while apparently working off the west coast of Guam, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

US Coast Guard bust in Middle East nets $33 million in drugs

The bust was the first in 2023 for Combined Maritime Forces, a 38-member multinational task force focused on countering smuggling, piracy and other illegal operations.

Spirit of Norfolk ship fire hearings to begin as Coast Guard searches for answers

The Coast Guard will hear public testimony beginning this week as part of its investigation of the fire that decimated the cruise ship Spirit of Norfolk at Naval Station Norfolk last summer.