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Sailing Family Back in the US After Rescue

A Navy warship carrying a family whose sailboat broke down in the Pacific Ocean with a sick toddler arrived on Wednesday in San Diego. The arrival came six days after Charlotte and Eric Kaufman used their satellite phone to call for help from … Continue reading

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Spring Officially Here, Boaters Urged to Use Caution

As air temperatures get warmer, more and more recreational boaters are taking to the water and the Coast Guard cautions boaters not to be fooled by the warmer air temperatures; the water is still cold, very cold. Every year the … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Locates Derelict Vessel; No Skipper Found

The Coast Guard located and boarded a derelict sailing vessel Friday nearly 1,600 miles west of Oahu that was first reported missing from Honolulu in early October. Greg Stephanoff departed Ala Wai boat harbor on a possible voyage to Hanalei … Continue reading

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Two Men Rescued After Drifting Atop Capsized Boat for Eight Days

A Coast Guard helicopter took off for a routine training mission Saturday, unaware of any real drama in the ocean below. If not for a passing freighter spotting the tiny boat and its nearly lifeless passengers, the Gulf Stream would … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Seizes $20m in Cocaine from Sailboat

Yet another coke boat… The Coast Guard seized more than 1,200 pounds of cocaine and detained two suspected smugglers during an at-sea interdiction, September 2, approximately 500 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass. The drug shipment is estimated to have a … Continue reading

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Man Swims 3 miles After Falling Off Sailboat

A 51-year-old man is safe after falling off his sailboat and swimming three miles to shore near Freeport, Texas on Saturday night. The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department called the U.S. Coast Guard at 7 p.m. to report that a 12- … Continue reading

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False Distress Call Leads to 3 Months in Prison and $489,000 Reimbursement Order

A Sandusky, Ohio man was sentenced to three months in federal custody and ordered to pay $489,007 in restitution for making a false distress call that caused a massive search on Lake Erie, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney … Continue reading

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Sailor Charged After Pursuit and Assault in SF Bay

A Bay Area sailor is in jail facing charges after leading the U.S. Coast Guard on a slow speed chase. ABC7 News was there as the skipper of a 45-foot sailboat was brought back to Sausalito following an hours-long cat … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Cutter Eagle Offering Free Public Tours in Boston

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive in Boston on Thursday July, 25 at 2:00 p.m. as part of their 2013 cadet summer training deployment. The Eagle will be moored up next to the USS Constitution at the … Continue reading

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Interactive Timeline of the Bounty

This timeline marks the final days of the sailing vessel Bounty according to the testimony of the surviving crew. All times are approximate. The events in this timeline were drawn from the public hearings conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard … Continue reading

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Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Rescue Two from Sailboat in Pamlico Sound, NC

The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two people Saturday aboard a 22-foot sailboat taking on water in the Pamlico Sound near Ocracoke, N.C. The crew of the Sea-Ya, a 22-foot sailboat, contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Aids Woman Injured In Sailboat Accident Near Cape May, NJ

The Coast Guard came to the aid of a woman injured aboard a sailboat along the coast of the South Jersey shore Sunday morning. The operator of the 42-foot sailboat, Affinity, notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay that they … Continue reading

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Sailboat Carrying Ton of Marijuana Runs Aground

During a routine patrol, a Coast Guard crew spotted a sailboat entering Newport Harbor, CA near Balboa Island and decided to board it for an equipment check, authorities said. As Coast Guard officials approached at 1 a.m., the sailboat veered … Continue reading

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U.S. Coast Guard Releases 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics

The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics Monday, revealing that boating fatalities that year totaled 651, the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. From 2011 to 2012, deaths in boating-related accidents decreased from 758 to 651, … Continue reading

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Cargo Ship Rescues Australian Sailor in the Pacific Ocean

An exhausted Australian sailor has been rescued in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. A cargo ship picked up Juan Dario Zea Restrepo about 425 nautical miles off Christmas Island in the Republic of Kiribati on Monday night (US time). He … Continue reading

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Search Ends for Fishermen Missing Off Texas Coast

John Reynolds and the four others aboard the Nite Owl weren’t worried when the thunderstorms made it impossible for the commercial fishing boat to return back to shore. They’d seen this kind of weather before. They did what they normally would, tying the … Continue reading

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USCG: Making False Distress Calls is a Felony

The U.S. Coast Guard in Maryland and Washington is conducting the 2nd annual Operation Mayday from April 15 to May 15. During the operation, the Coast Guard will visit marinas to inform boaters about the dangers of making false distress … Continue reading

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Good Samaritan Helps Rescue 3 from Boat Fire Off Galveston

Three men were brought to safety by a good Samaritan after the men’s shrimp boat caught fire just north of the South Galveston Jetty, Friday. The captain of the shrimp boat Angel Lady called the watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Rescues Sailors 28 Miles Off Florida Coast

The Coast Guard rescued three people from a disabled sailing vessel with damaged sails 28 miles east of the St. Johns River early Saturday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received notification of the disabled sailing vessel, Second Wind, … Continue reading

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