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The Coast Guard has awarded five fixed-price contracts for design studies and analysis of new heavy polar icebreakers.


A drug submarine built to carry tons of cocaine leads to a guilty plea

On March 29, 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a strange-looking vessel off the Honduran Caribbean coast. When the vessel stopped, Coast Guard personnel realized it was a makeshift semi-submersible built to carry at least 3 tons of cocaine.


Coast Guard seeks public input on Cape Lookout Lighthouse in North Carolina

The Coast Guard says the present power supply at the lighthouse is at the end of its expected service life. To improve reliability, the Coast Guard wants to install solar panels as an energy source and LED technology for the light.

Natural gas leaks from pipeline in Alaska's Cook Inlet

Natural gas for at least 10 days has leaked from an underwater natural gas pipeline in Alaska's Cook Inlet. The U.S. Coast Guard warned mariners to stay at least 1,000 feet from the bubbling gas. Another federal agency expressed concern over possible adverse effects on marine mammals.


Emotions run high as Coast Guard concludes final hearing into El Faro sinking

The final Coast Guard hearing into the El Faro sinking concluded Friday with emotional statements and vows from investigators to find answers to the tragedy that claimed 33 lives and disrupted the maritime industry.


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