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The National Transportation Safety Board says that since a duck boat accident killed 13 people in 1999, it has repeatedly urged the Coast Guard to require the vehicles be better able to remain afloat when flooded, and to remove impediments to escape such as canopies.



Coast Guard rejected some boat safety recommendations, records show

As a hearing to learn details of the deadly Conception dive boat fire approaches, members of California's congressional delegation say it's time for the Coast Guard to consider stronger protections.


Coast Guard to name new cutters after reservists who died responding to 9/11 attacks

Petty Officer 2nd Class Vincent Danz was a New York City police officer in the Bronx, and Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey Palazzo was a New York City firefighter. They were among many first responders who lost their lives on 9/11.

Coast Guard rescue swimmers show off training in Lake St. Clair

If you’re a U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer and are looking to do a fun training exercise that also serves as team-building, what do you pick? How about jumping out of a helicopter into Lake St. Clair about 1.5 miles out, then swimming back to shore, decked out in your full gear?


Coast Guard helicopter airlifts man from cruise ship

The U.S. Coast Guard has airlifted a man from a cruise ship off the coast of North Carolina.


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