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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017

Coast Guard calls off search for 6 fishermen on crab boat

The search has been called off for the six veteran fishermen aboard a crabbing boat missing in the icy, turbulent Bering Sea.


Coast Guard rescues three fishermen at mouth of Columbia River

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three commercial fishermen Sunday morning at the mouth of the Columbia River after their vessel started taking on water.


Coast Guard fines man $9,500 for laser strike on state ferry

A Whidbey Island man must pay a $9,500 civil penalty for shining a high-powered blue laser at a Washington state ferry in 2015.


Coast Guard, Canada Navy seize 26 tons of cocaine in Pacific

More than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million was brought ashore Thursday in Florida following multiple recent seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian …


Coast Guard seeks public’s help to find false mayday caller

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help to find someone who has made repeated false calls for help from near the mouth of the Columbia River.


Coast Guard begins hearing into vessel sinking

A Coast Guard hearing is beginning into the sinking of the fishing vessel Alaska Juris.


Coast Guard rescues fisherman after vessel hits object

The Coast Guard rescued a commercial fisherman after his vessel hit a submerged object near the Westport Marina and began taking on water.


Coast Guard rescues five fishermen from sinking boat

The Coast Guard on Friday rescued five fishermen from the 56-foot commercial fishing vessel Taplow, which began taking on water 19 miles southwest of Grays Harbor.


Coast Guard crew grounded for two hours by laser strike

A Coast Guard air crew was medically grounded for two hours after someone pointed a green laser light at its helicopter.


Troopers: Bear mauls guides after group got close to cub

A brown bear mauled two wilderness guides who were leading a hiking excursion in Alaska after the group came between the female animal and her cub, state troopers said Friday.


1 dead, 1 rescued after boat capsizes off Washington Coast

Coast Guard officials say one person has died and another was rescued after a 22-foot aluminum boat capsized near La Push off the Washington Coast.


Coast Guard halts search for 3 aboard plane that crashed

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its more than 12-hour search for three people aboard a small plane that crashed in southern Oregon.


Mariner rescued after 2-month ordeal at sea

A Colombian mariner has been rescued after surviving a two-month ordeal in the Pacific by eating fish and seagulls to survive, the U.S. Coast Guard said.


Monitoring of decade-old Gulf of Mexico oil leak eased

Adds comments from Waterkeeper Alliance attorney. With AP Photos. AP Photo GARV103


Coast Guard rescues man with severed leg

The Coast Guard rescued a 41-year-old man who suffered a severe leg injury while on the north jetty of Grays Harbor, Washington.


New details hint at role of psychology in Bergdahl defense

Details about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s mental health – including the Army’s later diagnosis of Bergdahl as suffering from “schizotypal personality disorder” – are contained in newly released documents that offer …


Coast Guard boat overturns in N.Y. inlet; crew swims to safety

A 25-foot Coast Guard vessel flipped over early Thursday while assisting a 76-foot fishing boat that ran aground in an inlet off New York City, resulting in dramatic rescue efforts …


Memorial set for 12 Marines aboard helicopters that crashed

Military members and families are gathering at Marine Corp Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Friday to pay tribute to the 12 U.S. Marines aboard two helicopters that crashed off the coast …


Shooting kills two at Kodiak Island station

KODIAK, Alaska — Two Coast Guard members were fatally shot at a communications station on an island off Alaska, officials said Thursday. Officials said it remained unclear if the deaths …


River drill shakes up D.C.

WASHINGTON – A morning of remembrance turned into one of flashbacks, fear and media missteps Friday when a Coast Guard exercise – unfolding near Pentagon ceremonies marking the Sept. 11, …


Report: Improper anchoring caused boat accident

An agency investigating a deadly boating accident involving two NFL players and their friends in the Gulf of Mexico has concluded it was caused when the vessel was improperly anchored …


Scenario bleak for NFL players in overturned boat

Records from the search for two missing NFL players and two friends paint a bleak picture of what happened after their boat overturned off Tampa, Fla.


Search ends for NFL players lost off Fla. coast

The families of two NFL players and a third man lost at sea watched as the search entered its third day Tuesday, with odds stacking against their hope the Coast …


Search narrows for NFL players off Fla. Gulf Coast

TAMPA, Fla. — The Coast Guard says it has narrowed the search area for two NFL players and another man whose overturned boat was found off the Florida Gulf Coast.


Coast Guard searches for NFL players

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Coast Guard searched off Florida’s Gulf Coast on Sunday for a fishing boat carrying NFL players Corey Smith and Marquis Cooper and two other men missing …