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Coast Guard: Missing boaters may have been hoax

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a sailboat that may have disappeared off the Monterey Coast two days ago. A Coast Guard official is now calling the distress call that prompted the search a possible hoax.


Search for 2 missing after oil rig blast continues

Oil Rig Explosion

Coast Guard crews continued searching for two workers missing after an explosion and fire aboard a Gulf of Mexico oil rig on Friday that was apparently triggered by workers using a blow torch to cut a pipe.


Russell Crowe gets lost kayaking off Long Island

Russell Crowe

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe lost his way kayaking off New York's Long Island and was picked up by a U.S. Coast Guard boat and ferried to a harbor, officials said Sunday


Possible Stowaways on Ship in Port Newark

A cargo vessel from Pakistan suspected to be carrying stowaways was boarded in the waters near Port Newark in New Jersey on Wednesday morning and escorted to a dock there by officers from the United States Coast Guard, the authorities said.


1 killed, 4 missing after wave hits yacht during race

A powerful wave swept four crew members off a sailboat during a race near San Francisco, leaving one person dead and four others missing, the Coast Guard said early Sunday. The eight-member crew aboard the 38-foot Low Speed Chase was participating in a yacht race from San Francisco Bay around the Farallon Islands on Saturday afternoon as their craft ran aground. Seas were running high at 10-12 feet when the Low Speed Chase was hit by a larger wave and the four were washed overboard, Coast Guard Petty Officer Levi Read said.


Coast Guard struggling to update its aging fleet

Nearly a decade into a 25-year, $24.2 billion overhaul intended to add vessels to its aging fleet, the Coast Guard has only two new ships.


Shooting reported at U.S. Coast Guard recruiting office

A Coast Guard recruiting office in Virginia was damaged by apparent gunfire overnight, and authorities said on Tuesday they were investigating whether the incident was related to a recent spate of shootings at other military buildings close to the capital.


Congressman: too much dispersant used in oil spill

As BP inched closer to permanently sealing the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, congressional investigators railed the company and Coast Guard for part of the cleanup effort, saying too much toxic chemical dispersant was used.


Oil Gushes Unchecked After Problem With Cap

The Coast Guard says BP has been forced to remove a cap that was containing some of the oil gushing into the gulf.


Oil Leaking From Sunken Gulf Rig

Coast Guard discovers oil seeping from the damaged well that fed a massive rig that exploded off Louisiana's coast.


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