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The federal government has issued an ultimatum to Taylor Energy Co. to stop an oil spill that leaks up to 700 barrels of oil per day have leaked from a platform that was destroyed during Hurricane Ivan in 2004.


18 tons of cocaine valued at half a billion dollars arrive at Florida port

More than 18 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $500 million have arrived at Port Everglades. The haul, that was offloaded Thursday afternoon, is the result of eight U.S. Coast Guard cutters intercepting 15 different smuggling vessels and more than 50 smugglers in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central America and South America during the past month.


US Senate passes funding bill authorizing Kodiak land swap

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that includes a provision authorizing a land exchange in Alaska between the federal government and a private owner.

Coast Guard Academy honors pilot for heroism in 1986 rescue

Mark Feldman piloted a helicopter that pulled the two victims from Lake St. Clair in Ontario, Canada, after their plane crashed in a snow storm. He then performed CPR on one of the victims as his co-pilot flew to a hospital.


Coast Guard opens probe on Louisiana bridge-closing crash

The Coast Guard has begun a formal investigation of the crash that closed a Louisiana bridge over the Mississippi River.


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