Latest United States Coast Guard ships Stories

2008-09-30 12:00:26

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Mokpo, South Korea, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) - Four South Korean Coast Guard officers had been captured and assaulted by Chinese fisherman just two days before another one was killed during a boarding operation, authorities here said Tuesday.

2008-09-12 18:15:00

The U.S. Coast Guard was forced to abandon an attempt Friday afternoon to rescue the crew of a drifting Cypriot tanker in the Gulf of Mexico. High seas, wind and bad visibility caused by Hurricane Ike forced rescue helicopters to land in Lake Charles, La., the Coast Guard said in a release.

2008-06-22 15:00:10

A disabled fishing boat was towed back to New Bedford yesterday after an engine room fire left the boat adrift about 20 miles off Block Island, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard received a distress call from the 70-foot Whileaway at about 9:15 a.m. and responded with a helicopter and two boats.

2006-08-17 15:21:28

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Three Mexicans who survived for nine months as their small fishing boat drifted across the Pacific Ocean tossed two other men overboard after they died of starvation during the journey, officials said on Thursday.

2006-07-25 10:50:55

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Helicopters hoisted the crew of a Canada-bound cargo ship to safety late on Monday after it nearly capsized south of Alaska's Aleutian Islands, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Tuesday. Singapore-based Cougar Ace, a Mitsui O.S.K.

2006-07-24 13:25:03

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to rescue a crew of 23 people aboard a cargo ship taking on water and listing severely in the north Pacific Ocean, the agency said on Monday.

2006-07-08 16:12:54

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Cuban migrant died on Saturday from possible head injuries after the U.S. Coast Guard chased a speedboat suspected of smuggling 31 people into the United States and fired into its engines to stop the vessel, U.S. officials said.

2006-06-12 11:19:09

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - A boat carrying nine people sank off Florida's Atlantic Coast, the vessel's operator said in a distress call to Coast Guard crews who searched on Monday for the missing boaters.

2005-10-21 16:13:00

COAST GUARD ISLAND, California (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday it intercepted a record 150 tons of cocaine at sea during the past year, preventing an estimated $9.6 billion of the illegal drug from entering the United States.

2005-08-24 16:26:36

MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard gave up a search on Wednesday for 31 Cuban migrants missing at sea for over a week since their overcrowded speedboat capsized between Cuba and Florida.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.