One of the most challenging water-rescue training programs in the world is run by the Coast Guard on the Columbia River when the conditions are at their roughest.
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A Sea Rescue, a Stolen Boat and, Yes, a ‘Goonies’ Angle
The authorities in Oregon said a capsized boat was stolen by a man who had paid a visit to a nearby house made famous in “The Goonies.” The twists continued.
Reported Sexual Assaults in Military Rose 13% in 2021, Officials Say
The easing of coronavirus restrictions may have contributed to the increase.
Adm. Linda Fagan to Become First Female Service Chief
In 1985, the service had no gender-based prohibitions on where women could go. That cleared the way for Admiral Linda L. Fagan to rise to the top.
The Women of Fleet Week Hit the Town
Shore leave for 3,000 sailors in New York City no longer means a night out for the boys.
11 Die After Boat Capsizes Near Puerto Rico, U.S. Says
More than 30 were rescued in the waters north of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard said.
After Five Weeks, Container Ship Is Freed in the Chesapeake
A year after the Ever Given became lodged in the Suez Canal, the Ever Forward, operated by the same company, ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay in March. It was finally dislodged on Sunday.
A Year After Suez Blockage, Another Evergreen Ship Is Mired in the Chesapeake
The Ever Forward ran aground after leaving Baltimore on Sunday, nearly a year after the Ever Given became lodged in the Suez Canal, disrupting global trade for nearly a week.
Coast Guard Searches for 8 People After Plane Crash Off North Carolina
A small plane crashed into the water at about 2 p.m. on Sunday, prompting search and rescue efforts that continued into Monday, officials said.
Coast Guard to End Search After Finding Bodies of 5 Migrants From Capsized Boat
More than 30 people remained unaccounted for after the boat that was carrying them overturned off Florida’s Atlantic Coast last weekend, the authorities said.
Hope Fading for Dozens of Migrants From Capsized Boat Off Florida
Rescuers said weather conditions had improved, but prospects of survival looked increasingly “dire.”
Dozens Are Reported Missing After Boat Capsizes Off Florida Coast
The boat, which left the Bahamas on Saturday with 40 people on board, was most likely part of a “human smuggling venture,” the Coast Guard said. One passenger was rescued.
Haiti Missionaries Describe Dramatic Escape From Kidnappers
The group of 12, including several children, walked 10 miles through the night. Later that day, the missionaries were on a Coast Guard flight to Florida.
Coast Guard Suspends Search for Passenger Who Fell From Cruise Ship
The U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday that it halted its search for a woman who went overboard from a Carnival cruise ship near Ensenada, Mexico.
Prosecutor Challenges Assailant on Whether Arbery Posed a Threat
Before Travis McMichael pointed his gun at Ahmaud Arbery, Mr. Arbery had not yelled at him or brandished a weapon, Mr. McMichael acknowledged under cross-examination.
Months Before Oil Spill, Pipeline May Have Taken Quiet Damage
It’s likely that a large vessel’s anchor hit the pipeline, off the coast of Orange County, at some point up to a year ago, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Plane Crash in Alaska Kills 6 People
Five of the six people on the small aircraft had been traveling on a Holland America Line cruise, the company said in a statement.
Survivor of Capsized Louisiana Lift Boat Seacor Power Detail Escape
The man, who was one of six survivors of the capsizing that killed 13 people, said at a Coast Guard hearing that he broke a window with a fire extinguisher and was swept into sea.
He Tried to Walk on Water From Florida to New York. It Didn’t Go So Well.
Reza Baluchi washed ashore on Saturday near St. Augustine, Fla., in a ‘‘hydro pod,” startling beachgoers with a homemade contraption that resembles a hamster wheel.
A Grizzly Bear Terrorized a Man for Days in Alaska. The Coast Guard Saw His SOS.
Down to his last rounds of ammunition, with bruises and a leg injury, the unidentified man was rescued by a helicopter crew that just happened by.
Pilots Who Landed Boeing 737 in Waters Off Hawaii Are Rescued
The crew members of a cargo plane reported engine trouble early Friday morning, just before they made an emergency landing in the water.
Kim Avis Jailed After Faking Death at ‘Mortuary Beach’
The man’s son told the authorities that his father drowned. Months later, he was found in Colorado and extradited to Scotland, where he was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison.
2 Dead and Up to 10 Missing After Boat Overturns Off Florida, Officials Say
Eight people were rescued by the Coast Guard, which said that the boat ran into trouble about 18 miles southwest of Key West.
US Vessel Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Patrol Boats
The incident, in the Strait of Hormuz, was the third time in just over a month that vessels from the two countries have come dangerously close.
Second Close Call Between Iranian and American Vessels Raises Tensions
The tense encounters come as the two countries have resumed talks over renewing the 2015 nuclear agreement. The latest episode ended only after an American warship fired warning shots.
With Search Ending, 13 Are Likely Dead in Capsized Boat in Gulf
The Seacor Power, a lift boat carrying 19 people, capsized last week, eight miles from a Louisiana port in stormy weather. Six crew members were quickly rescued. The bodies of five others have been recovered.
32 Rescued From Sinking Fishing Boat: ‘Every Moment Counts’
A scallop trawler from Nova Scotia was hit by fire, then lost power and began taking on water in stormy seas. Rescue teams from Canada and the United States mounted a joint operation to save the crew.
3 People Stranded on Uninhabited Island Are Rescued After 33 Days
During a routine flyover, a surveillance crew spotted the people waving a makeshift flag on an island in the Bahamas. They had survived on conchs and rats, the Coast Guard said.
Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Boat With 20 Aboard
The 29-foot boat departed from Bimini, the Bahamas, and was headed to Lake Worth Beach, Fla., officials said.
Six People Missing After Heavy Rains Cause Mudslides in Alaska
The landslides crushed at least four houses in Haines, Alaska, which is home to about 2,500 people about 90 miles north of Juneau, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety.
Florida Man Rescued After Hours Clinging to Capsized Boat
After two unexpected nights at sea and a Coast Guard search, Stuart Bee was rescued from the water by a passing freight ship.
More Than 30 Charged in Scheme to Fix Coast Guard Test Scores
An employee at a Coast Guard testing center entered false scores in exchange for bribes, federal prosecutors say.
‘Are We Getting Invaded?’ U.S. Boats Faced Russian Aggression Near Alaska
Russia has escalated its provocative encounters in the North Pacific this year, harassing boats in U.S. fishing waters and sending bombers toward Alaska’s shores.
Pipeline Explosion in Corpus Christi Leaves 2 Dead and 2 Missing
Six people were injured, officials said, including some who were taken to hospitals to be treated for burns.
The Sunday Read: ‘A Speck in the Sea’
This is a story about isolation — and the struggle to close the space between us.
3 Men Marooned in the Pacific Are Rescued After Writing SOS in the Sand
Three days after their boat ran out of fuel and drifted off course in Micronesia, the men were found in good condition after a plane saw their giant plea for help spelled out on the sand.
1 Marine Dead, 8 Missing After California Amphibious Vehicle Accident
The group was assigned to a unit based at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, and the episode involved an amphibious vehicle, the authorities said.
No More ‘Kneecap to Kneecap’ Talks: Coronavirus Hinders Military Recruiting
There is no substitute for face-to-face conversations when trying to get Americans to sign up to be service members. Boot camp outbreaks slow the pipeline, too.