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Coast Guard brings $338M of seized cocaine to San Diego

The U.S. Coast Guard says nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine seized in the eastern Pacific Ocean has been brought to San Diego.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

North Idaho man, two Washington men among 5 presumed dead after crab boat sinks off Alaskan coast

Ashley Boggs of Peru, Indiana, told the Associated Press she was due to marry crew member Brock Rainey, a Kellogg native, after he returned from Alaska. “I’m just praying and …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Coast Guard says 5 missing, 2 rescued after crab boat sinks in Alaska

Five people were missing and two were rescued after a 130-foot crab fishing vessel from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, sank Tuesday night, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Coast Guard lieutenant pleads guilty to gun and drug crimes

A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling weapons and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists pleaded guilty Thursday to gun and drug charges.

Boat fire wreckage taken to navy base for investigation

Federal investigators identified a violation of Coast Guard regulations that could trigger criminal charges in the California dive boat disaster that killed 34 people.

Criminal probe underway in fiery California boat disaster

U.S. authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into the fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people off the coast of California, two officials said Monday.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Fourth and final crewman pulled alive from capsized ship

Coast Guard rescuers pulled four trapped men alive from a capsized cargo ship Monday, drilling into the hull’s steel plates to extract the crew members more than a day after …

Reports of unwanted sexual contact up at Coast Guard Academy

Almost half of female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy said they were sexually harassed, and about one in eight women reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact, according to a …

Ferry strikes, injures humpback whale near Seattle

A ferry hit a humpback whale near Seattle and the Coast Guard initially searched for the animal after passengers reported it was injured and bleeding.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Coast Guard families told they can have garage sales to cope with government shutdown

Employees of the U.S. Coast Guard who are facing a long U.S. government shutdown just received a suggestion: To get by without pay, consider holding a garage sale, babysitting or …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Unexploded device floating in Puget Sound near Bainbridge Island

The Coast Guard and Navy bomb technicians are responding to a reported unexploded ordinance floating in the water between Brownsville Marina and Bainbridge Island.

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen from flooding fishing vessel

Authorities say five fishermen who had to abandon ship because of flooding were rescued off the Washington coast west of Cape Alava.

1 dead, 1 critical after paddleboat capsizes in Puget Sound

The Coast Guard says one man has died and another woman is in critical condition after their paddleboat capsized in Puget Sound just south of Seattle.

Crews work to pull up tank that may be source of Columbia River oil sheen

The Coast Guard says contract crews are working to pull up an old 20-foot-long tank that may be the potential source of an oil sheen on the Columbia River near …

Coast Guard tracks 1,000 icebergs in shipping lanes in 2017

About 1,000 icebergs drifted into the North Atlantic shipping lanes this year, marking the fourth consecutive “extreme” ice season, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Thursday.

Boat takes on water near Coos Bay; Coast Guard rescues 2

The U.S Coast Guard rescued two people after a fishing vessel took on water near Coos Bay.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017

Coast Guard rescues mother, 2 children in canoe

The Coast Guard rescued a mother and her two children after they were stranded in a canoe in the Jetty Lagoon near Fort Stevens, Oregon.

UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017

Washington child gets wish, becomes honorary Coast Guard rescue swimmer

An 8-year-old boy from Washington has become an honorary rescue swimmer with the U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska.

Coast Guard rescues sinking vessel in Puget Sound

The Coast Guard rescued two people and four dogs from a vessel that was sinking east of Point No Point in Puget Sound.

Historic shipwreck discovered off Southern California coast

A U.S. Coast Guard ship that first set out to sea during the Spanish-American War and sank off the coast of Southern California 100 years ago won’t be moved anytime …

Rich Landers: Life jacket requirement renders tubers disposable

Tubers have a right to be stupid while floating on the Spokane River within the City of Spokane. A stand-up paddleboarder who is brave, skilled or foolish enough to paddle …

Kennewick Coast Guard crew rescued from Snake River

A Kennewick-based Coast Guard crew was fished out of the water by a good Samaritan boating on the Snake River on Wednesday.

Washington ferries required to carry more life rafts

A riskier world prompted the Coast Guard to require more life rafts aboard Washington state ferries.

UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017

Coast Guard suspends use of injured animals to train medics

U.S. Coast Guard medics have stopped using military contractors who intentionally injure sedated animals so that medics can practice treating combat wounds.

Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker traffic’s risk to orcas

The Tulalip and Suquamish tribes are suing the Coast Guard, alleging a failure to protect endangered orcas from the risk of oil spills associated with tanker traffic in the Strait …

UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017

Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker traffic’s risk to orcas

The Tulalip and Suquamish tribes are suing the Coast Guard, alleging a failure to protect endangered orcas from the risk of oil spills associated with tanker traffic in the Strait …

Libyan coast guard says 97 missing after migrant boat sinks

At least 97 African migrants are missing and believed drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, the Libyan coast guard said.

Diver rescued in Tillamook Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard helped rescue a diver near the entrance to Tillamook Bay.

Coast Guard’s Twitter account hacked with sex invitation

A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman says an invitation to meet for sex showed up on the mid-Atlantic region’s Twitter account after it was hacked.

Coast Guard unloads major drug haul in Puerto Rico

A U.S. Coast Guard official in Puerto Rico says the agency has made the largest seizure of cocaine in the region in years from a boat off South America’s northeastern …