Quantcast

Latest United States Coast Guard ships Stories

2005-08-22 10:49:43

MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard searched on Monday for 31 Cubans reported missing at sea after their boat capsized between Florida and Cuba. Three survivors were plucked out of the water by the crew of a merchant ship about 30 miles north of Matanzas, Cuba, on Sunday night and told their rescuers their speedboat had overturned with 31 other people aboard, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The survivors were taken ashore in Cuba and Cuban authorities alerted the U.S. Coast Guard....

2005-07-21 19:25:42

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Coast Guard's $24 billion plan to modernize its fleet in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks is wasteful and poorly executed, U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday. The cost is up from a previously estimated $19 billion and spends too much on keeping existing ships in service, said Rep. Harold Rogers, chairman of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. "You simply brought the most expensive, all-inclusive Cadillac Seville, and with our limited...


Word of the Day
ambsace
  • Bad luck; misfortune.
  • The smallest amount possible or the most worthless thing.
The word 'ambsace' comes from a Latin word meaning 'both'.