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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. The Mokpo Coast Guard confirmed that the four officers were captured and severely beaten by the crew of a Chinese boat that was suspected of fishing in South Korea's exclusive economic zone (EEZ)...

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. The 584-foot tanker lost power about 90 miles south of Galveston. The Antalina, flagged in Cyprus, is carrying a crew of 22. "Unfortunately there were 80-knot winds on scene, well beyond the operating...

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. Coast Guard crews stood by until a Whileaway sister ship arrived to tow the boat back to New Bedford. No one was injured, thanks in large part to the Whileaway crew's use of a carbon dioxide...

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. The three were rescued last week by a trawler more than 5,000 miles from Mexico's Pacific Coast fishing village of San Blas, where they left for what was supposed to be a routine shark fishing trip last November. Stranded on the high seas for nine...

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. Lines ship carrying 4,813 vehicles, issued a distress call Sunday after it began taking on water in the North Pacific. The cause of the mishap was not known. The U.S. Coast Guard said two helicopters were needed to remove...

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. The Singapore-based Cougar Ace, a container ship carrying cars, called for help late Sunday night, the Coast Guard said in a news release. "Our primary concern is to get the crew off of the ship," said Coast Guard Petty Officer Thomas McKenzie. The Coast Guard and other vessels are...

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. The Coast Guard said the death of a woman on the boat was not as a result of the shooting, which occurred after a high-speed chase about dawn that began 39 miles south of Key West and ended 4 miles south of Boca Chica in Florida. Two...

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. Squalls from Tropical Storm Alberto reduced visibility for the search crews, but it was unclear whether the sinking was weather-related, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Chris O'Neil said. The boat operator described the sinking in a 63-minute radio call to the Coast Guard late on...

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. Displaying 11.5 tons of cocaine seized in three recent interdictions of smuggling boats off the Pacific coasts of Cental America and South America, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Kevin Eldridge vowed to break the 150-ton record, which had topped the 120...

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. Coast Guard aircraft and vessels had searched more than 10,000 square miles of ocean -- an area about the size of Massachusetts -- for survivors of the shipwreck since three people were rescued on Sunday by the crew of a merchant ship, the Antigua-flagged Melfi Habana. Badly sunburned and...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.