Coast Guard News

Three Boats Go Up in Flames at Boston Marina

A fire at a Boston marina likely strengthened by diesel fuel heavily damaged three boats, sinking two of them. Fire department officials say a woman was on one of the boats, but escaped unharmed. There were no reports of injuries. …

Plane Carrying Four Crashes Off Coast of New York’s Long Island, Two Bodies Recovered

A small plane carrying four people crashed off the coast of New York’s Long Island on Saturday, officials said. Two bodies had been recovered from the crash scene about a mile and a half south of East Hampton as of …

International Law Key to Mitigating South China, Other Maritime Risks: Allen

With non-military actors like coast guards increasingly active in the disputed South China Sea, former U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen said international law was becoming even more important to keeping a lid on tensions. Describing the region, including the …

Louisiana Shipyard Settles ‘False Claims’ Suit for $8.5M

A Louisiana ship-building company will pay $8.5 million to settle a 2011 lawsuit arising from modifications made to ships for the Coast Guard, the U.S. Justice Department said. The lawsuit alleged that Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport made false statements about …

Coast Guard, N.J. National Guard Still Recovering From Sandy

Two years after Hurricane Sandy pounded the New Jersey coast, the USCGC Sailfish has yet to return home. The gleaming white 87-foot patrol boat, now temporarily based out of Bayonne, New Jersey, still cannot go back to its berth at …

Carnival Cruise Ship Fire Started by Fuel Leak: Coast Guard

The fire on board the Carnival Corp. cruise ship that drifted for days in the Gulf of Mexico awash in raw sewage started from fuel from a leaking diesel engine line that ignited, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday. …

U.S. Report Pins Most Blame for Gulf Oil Spill on BP

The United States heaped the lion’s share of blame for the country’s biggest ever offshore oil spill on BP Wednesday as the government issued its final assessment of last year’s Gulf disaster. In a report that may be pivotal in …