U.S. Coast Guard News

Coast Guard: Abandoned Pipe Leaked Oil Along Southeast Louisiana Coast

Cleanup was underway on July 26 on an oil spill caused by a leak from an abandoned pipeline in southeast Louisiana waters. The U.S. Coast Guard says the leak happened in an abandoned pipeline near marshland along Lake Grand Ecaille. The …

Coast Guard Sector in N.Y., Conn. Issues New Ebola Protocol

One U.S. Coast Guard sector says it will contact ships that have recently been to Ebola-affected countries to ask whether passengers have symptoms of the virus before they are allowed into port. The sector, which includes parts of New York …

Ohio Coast Guard Station Leads Nation in Drunken Boating Arrests

A U.S. Coast Guard station that watches over western Lake Erie led the nation in drunken boating arrests last year. The Coast Guard says officers with Marblehead, Ohio, station charged 67 people with boating under the influence in 2013. The …

Risk Remains a Fact of Life for Coast Guard Crews in N.J.

When the call comes in, as it did on a frigid April morning, rescue crews from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay are expected to be ready and under way within a half-hour. About 8:30 a.m., a passing vessel reported a …