Coast Guard warns of tar balls, oil sheen off Rockaways

U.S. 03/31/19, 14:23

The Coast Guard is warning people in the waters off the Rockaways to stay away from any tar balls or oil sheens they might see and is investigating to see if they're related to an oil leak from a vessel a few days ago. The agency says reports came in Saturday ...

Coast Guard commissions ship named for slain petty officer

California 03/22/19, 16:23

A new Coast Guard cutter commissioned Friday honors a petty officer who was killed in a confrontation with suspected smugglers off Southern California. Terrell Horne's widow, Rachel, and three young sons attended the ceremony at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach. "The crew and I did not have to look any further ...

Coast Guard leader: More money needed to compete in Arctic

U.S. 03/21/19, 17:18

Strapped with an aging fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker to help compete against Russia and China for a presence in the Arctic, but the service needs more funding for operations and infrastructure, its commandant said Thursday.Adm. Karl Schultz also ...

Trump administration makes emergency pay for Coast Guard despite shutdown

Politics 12/30/18, 17:58

As the U.S. federal government's shutdown enters its second week, the U.S. Coast Guard said late Friday it will be able to provide 42,000 active duty service members a one-time emergency payment on Dec. 31. On Sunday President Trump, praised the "great work" of the administration to pay members of the Coast Guard ...

Coast Guard searches for man who fell overboard cruise ship

U.S. 12/15/18, 18:46

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a cruise line passenger who fell overboard Friday near the Florida Gulf Coast. The missing man fell overboard roughly 35 miles south of the Florida Keys, CNN reported. The man, whose name has not been released, is reported to be 26 years old. The man fell off ...

Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise

Enviroment 11/14/18, 18:53

The U.S. Senate approved a compromise policy Wednesday on dumping ship ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy.The plan, part of a $10.6 billion Coast Guard budget authorization bill, includes provisions sought by environmentalists ...

NewsBreak: Racial bias probed at Coast Guard Academy

U.S. 11/01/18, 13:40

The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general's office says it is investigating allegations of racial discrimination at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and inadequate follow-up by the school's leadership. The investigation will bring a new layer of scrutiny to the service academy in New London that is already under pressure from ...

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