The backup of boats and barges on a low-water section of the MIssissippi River increased Tuesday even as the 11-mile stretch reopened on a limited basis, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
An 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi, was closed Monday to most vessel traffic because of low water levels, idling nearly a hundred boats and barges in the stream, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
A U.S. Coast Guard chopper responding to a possibly distressed boater off the South Carolina coast was forced to make an emergency landing when the pilot was temporarily blinded by a laser, the service said.
The U.S. Coast Guard says it has linked six bogus Mayday calls for help in Maryland to the same person, and officials are now asking the public for help finding the suspect. Investigators have determined the calls, which began in May and abruptly ended June 1, came from an area near Little River, Maryland, a small town near Baltimore on the northern tip of the Chesapeake Bay.
Federal investigators found no stowaways aboard a ship where they reported hearing knocking coming from inside a shipping container, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Thursday.
Federal investigators are looking into whether stowaways are tucked inside a shipping container aboard a vessel docked at a Newark, New Jersey, seaport.
The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday it has received more than 50 calls to its tip line about a false distress call of a yacht explosion that prompted massive rescue effort Monday off the coast of New Jersey.
The United States Coast Guard said Tuesday that it's offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for an apparent hoax that prompted a massive rescue effort off the coast of New Jersey following a false distress call.
CNN's Lizzie O'Leary reports on the Coast Guard offering a reward about a distress call that appears to have been a hoax.
A U.S. Navy drone crashed Monday in marshy area near Salisbury, Maryland, military officials said.
Orlando Morel was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard when he was just 6 years old, and now he's going to be doing the same.
The U.S. Coast Guard called off a search Sunday afternoon for a sailor who went missing after an apparent collision during a boat race Saturday from Newport, California, to Ensenada, Mexico.
Aegean crew member Mike Patton was to be on board the sailboat that was in an apparent collision during a boat race.
The sinking of a fishing trawler in Alaskan waters ends its voyage a year after a tsunami swept it off the Japan coast.
The U.S. Coast Guard shelled the drifting tsunami "ghost ship", but only after it was almost purchased for salvage.
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a pilot who for hours circled above the Gulf of Mexico in his twin-engine Cessna 421 before crashing into the water, the guard said Friday.
A small plane with an unresponsive pilot sank in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday after circling above the ocean for more than two hours, then crashing, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.
The Coast Guard has suspended its search for four sailors missing since Saturday after their yacht ran aground off San Francisco.
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter hoists two survivors from the sailing vessel Low Speed Chase.
State and federal authorities are investigating the apparent double homicide of a U.S. Coast Guard member and a civilian shot dead Thursday on an island off Alaska's coast.
State and federal authorities are investigating the apparent double homicide of two Coast Guard members who were shot dead on an island off Alaska's coast, prompting the lockdown of their base and at least one nearby school.
The shelling and sinking of a rust-stained fishing trawler in Alaskan waters ends its aimless voyage more than a year after a tsunami swept it off the east coast of Japan.
The U.S. Coast Guard sank a Japanese fishing trawler off the coast of Alaska on Thursday, more than a year after it was swept away by a tsunami off the east coast of Japan, authorities said.
The U.S. Coast Guard has deployed a ship to sink a fishing trawler near Alaska swept away by the 2011 tsunami.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescues two injured crew members from a racing yacht off the California coast.
A yacht damaged by a giant wave during an around-the-world race limped into Oakland, California, on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Coast Guard brought two sailors injured in the storm to California.
Two sailors injured when their 67-foot racing yacht was damaged by a colossal wave pulled into San Francisco Bay on Monday, less than a day after being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.
After bad weather hindered earlier emergency efforts, two seriously injured sailors were safely on a boat off California's coast Sunday evening -- preparing to fly to San Francisco after their 67-foot racing yacht was damaged a day earlier by high seas, a Coast Guard official said.
The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday found an additional two bodies of crew members missing after a helicopter crash in Alabama's Mobile Bay.
Coast Guard Capt. Don Rose on the latest in a search for 3 crew members missing after a chopper crash in Alabama.
Rescuers were using the advantages of sunlight to scour the waters of Alabama's Mobile Bay Wednesday in the search for three members of the U.S. Coast Guard missing after a helicopter crash.
A tanker barge that spilled thousands of gallons oil into the Mississippi River after a collision near New Orleans has been emptied and relocated, the U.S. Coast Guard said late Sunday.
A barge collision spilled oil into the Mississippi River, prompting officials to close a five-mile stretch of waterway.
Authorities in the Dominican Republic called off their search for survivors Sunday after a small wooden boat carrying dozens of migrants capsized just off the coast, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which had been helping in the search.
A Coast Guard icebreaker and a tanker carrying 1.3 million gallons of petroleum products could arrive in icebound Nome, Alaska, as early as Thursday, the Coast Guard said.
Forty people aboard a sinking research vessel had to be rescued 60 miles north of Turtle Bay, Oahu, on Friday, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Gene Maestas said.
In what may be the furthest thing from a pleasure cruise, the U.S. Coast Guard's only operating Arctic icebreaker is escorting a Russian-flagged tanker this week on an emergency fuel run to the ice-blocked town of Nome, Alaska.
A U.S. Coast Guard unit that uses armed helicopters to go after maritime drug runners announced on Thursday that, working with federal partners, it has intercepted more than $10 billion in illegal drugs and related assets since it was commissioned in 1998.
With the nation's only two heavy-duty polar icebreakers broken and out of service, the Obama administration and congressional Republicans are clashing on how best to put the U.S. Coast Guard back into the ice-busting business.
After treading water for about 20 hours, a 4-year-old girl and three others were rescued Sunday by Coast Guard crews off the Florida Keys, though an 80-year-old woman drowned before she could be reached.
Two Marines were rescued by the Coast Guard after their jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean Wednesday night, officials said.
South Korea's Coast Guard says it has found parts of a missing Asiana Airlines cargo plane off the southern island of Jeju but has not located the aircraft itself.
Fifteen castaways marooned on an uninhabited island that's but a small dot in the Pacific Ocean are believed to be safe and in good health, a U.S. Coast Guard official said Saturday.
The U.S. Coast Guard, with international assistance, continued an expansive search Thursday for 15 people missing after a skiff disappeared about 600 miles southeast of Guam.
The U.S. Coast Guard and several California state agencies are investigating how five Brown Pelicans turned up partially covered in oil near Santa Barbara this week.
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday for seven Americans who have been missing since a charter fishing boat sank off the coast of Mexico nine days ago.
The U.S. Coast Guard, champion of boating safety everywhere, is to blame for a tragic 2009 accident that killed an 8-year-old boy during a holiday boat parade in San Diego Bay, a federal safety board said Tuesday.
U.S. and Mexican authorities were scouring the seas Monday for at least five people -- and possibly as many as eight -- missing more than a day after a tourist boat carrying more than 40 people capsized off the east coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula.
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for three people who were reported missing after two boats collided.
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard were searching Thursday for three people who were reported missing after two boats collided in the Gulf of Mexico.
The last two of five missing men were found dead by Coast Guard rescue crews Wednesday morning.
The U.S. Coast Guard said it was searching early Wednesday for a woman who was reported missing from a cruise ship as it sailed from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to San Diego.
A Coast Guard report released Friday criticizes Transocean, the owner of the Gulf of Mexico rig that exploded a year ago, for serious flaws in its safety management system that contributed to the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Rescuers were searching for two people missing after their plane crashed in waters near Hawaii, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday night.
Five American boaters missing for days have been found safe and are on their way to the Philippines, the U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday.
U.S. military aircraft and a Coast Guard cutter Saturday searched a large swath of sea for a catamaran and five American sailors that went missing between Guam and the Philippines.
The Coast Guard on Thursday suspended its search for a 20-foot pleasure craft with one adult and three children aboard that reportedly was taking on water a day earlier off San Diego.
A helicopter rescue crew airlifted five people from a sinking fishing boat off the Alaska coast, the Coast Guard said.
Rescuers towing a giant disabled freighter in frigid Alaskan waters were attempting to avoid bad weather on Sunday, a move that will delay its arrival in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, the Coast Guard said.
A giant freighter disabled in high and frigid seas near Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands could be under tow by late Saturday, officials said.
Three workers were injured Wednesday when a fire broke out on a gas rig about 20 miles off the Louisiana coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Police say shots were fired at a Coast Guard recruiting station in a strip mall in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Ballistics test results link four shootings at U.S. military facilities in the Washington suburbs in October, and investigators are probing whether a new case at a Coast Guard recruiting office is related, police in Virginia said Tuesday.
A 73-year-old man from Storrs, Connecticut, who was adrift in his battered sailboat for two days in the Atlantic was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday morning.
The Houston Ship Channel -- closed after an accident left an electrical tower leaning precariously over it -- won't reopen until at least Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday.
A barge stuck an electrical tower in the Houston Ship Channel Sunday, knocking down a power line and stopping marine traffic, officials said.
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter was fired upon by suspected drug traffickers during a pursuit off the coast of Nicaragua, a Coast Guard spokesman told CNN.
A judge's claim that she was ordered to always rule in the U.S. Coast Guard's favor in cases against civilian mariners cannot be substantiated, the Department of Homeland Security inspector general concluded Tuesday.
Shares of Mariner Energy tumbled Thursday after a fire in one of the company's production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
A fire on a well connected to an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico is out and there is no indication of an oil sheen, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.
A production platform has exploded 80 miles off the central coast of Louisiana, with 13 people overboard, including one injured, the Coast Guard said Thursday morning.
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a possible missing boater after an empty yacht mysteriously washed ashore near Madeira Beach in Florida.
Rescue crews in Alaska were searching Sunday for an airplane carrying four people, including three park rangers, who were reported missing a day earlier when they failed to arrive at their destination as expected, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard said Tuesday that its crews and other agencies have suspended the search for three children a woman claims she threw off a bridge into the Delaware River overnight.
Three boaters in South Florida have made it back to worried friends and family on dry land, three days after they went missing when their 32-foot boat broke down during what was supposed to be a one-day fishing trip 20 miles off of West Palm Beach.
Recreational boating accident deaths are on the rise, the U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety announced in its 2009 Recreational Boating Statistics report Tuesday.
An abandoned well struck by a barge in southeastern Louisiana early Tuesday is still spewing a mixture of oil, gas and water, and it could take 10 days before it is capped.
A towing vessel struck an oil well in the Barataria Waterway off the southeastern Louisiana coast on Tuesday, causing the well to emit oil and natural gas into Barataria Bay, the Coast Guard said in a news release.
The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday released recordings of radio communications after this month's collision between a tour boat and a barge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Thirty-six children on 18 sailboats were rescued Monday after their boats overturned in a Belmar, New Jersey, harbor, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
A tourist boat with more than 30 people on board overturned on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wednesday after it was hit by a barge, Philadelphia police and the Coast Guard said.
Three crew members were killed and one was injured Wednesday when a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crashed in waters near James Island in LaPush, Washington, officials said.
Three crew members were killed when a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crashed in waters near James Island, officials said.
Despite rough weather, the head of the U.S. oil disaster cleanup believes that the placement of a new containment cap and the deployment of key air and sea resources will eventually stop the massive amounts of oil from gushing out of a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Four Coast Guard crew members are being charged in connection with a fatal boat accident in California's San Diego Bay last year, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
A document released by the U.S. Coast Guard this week shows a lack of cooperation from BP in providing accurate flow-rate estimates of the oil company's massive underwater gusher in the Gulf of Mexico.
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates 20,000 to 40,000 barrels per day is leaking into the Gulf.
CNN's Ali Velshi talks to two fluid dynamics experts about what an oil plume really is and how it's created.
The Coast Guard has started an initiative separate from BP to seek the best ideas that industry, universities, researchers, scientists and the public have to offer to try to contain the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tar balls found on Florida Keys beaches Monday and Tuesday are not from a massive oil spill off the coast of Louisiana, the Coast Guard said Wednesday.
The oil spill debate heats up on Capitol Hill as BP's president says the company will learn from the terrible event.
The estimated amount of oil spilling in an underwater leak from last week's oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico has increased to 5,000 barrels a day, five times more than what was originally believed, a Coast Guard official said late Wednesday.
Rescuers on Friday suspended the search for the 11 people missing from the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard announced.
A tanker ship loaded with oil in the Port of Port Arthur, Texas, collided with two barges being towed by a tug boat, resulting in a spill of about 450,000 gallons of crude, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The U.S. Coast Guard was searching Lake Pontchartrain, just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday for a U.S. Navy pilot whose plane crashed into the lake Saturday night.
One person was killed and five injured when a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat collided with a recreational vessel at a boat festival in San Diego, California, officials said.
Authorities have decided to call off a search-and-rescue mission for nine people who may have plunged into the Pacific Ocean off southern California after a Coast Guard C-130 plane and a Marine AH-1 Cobra helicopter collided Thursday night.
Rescuers were still searching Saturday for nine people missing in the Pacific off the southern California coast after a Coast Guard C-130 plane and a Marine AH-1 Cobra helicopter collided Thursday night.
A massive search and rescue mission continued late Friday for nine people who may have plunged into chilly Pacific water off the Southern California coast after a Coast Guard plane and a Marine helicopter collided.
U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. John Currier explains a training incident along the Potomac River, which briefly triggered security concerns.
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