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46 Rescued From Sinking Boat Off Alaska's Aleutian Islands

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - The 46-member crew of a fishing vessel that sank more than 600 miles off the coast of Alaska in the Bering Sea on Tuesday had to be rescue...

Craig Gillespie Worked Hard to Make Sure That CG Waves Didn't Swamp The Finest Hours's Real-life Story

Jim Hill | Posted 05.25.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Looking back on the production of The Finest Hours (which was just released on Blu-ray & DVD yesterday), Gillespie was especially proud of the way this film's cast and crew worked together to make some of this movie's more complex shots possible.

Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Missing Cruise Ship Passenger

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 05.16.2016 | Crime

(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday it had called off its search for a woman believed to have fallen overboard from the Carnival Liberty c...

Coast Guard Berates 'Bubble Man' After Second Ridiculous Rescue At Sea

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.26.2016 | Weird News

After violating an order from the U.S. Coast Guard, an ultra-marathoner had to be rescued -- yet again -- from his hamster-wheel-like floatation pod j...

Two Wars, Two Veterans, Two Stories, One Friendship

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

During the past few years I became quite close to two veterans. One is a World War II veteran. The other is a Vietnam War veteran. The World War II veteran, John Tschirhart -- "the French-American" -- recently celebrated his 95th birthday.

Movie Review: The Finest Hours...Don't Miss This One!

Carole Mallory | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Excellent. The Finest Hours is a film about heroes--real in your face 3D IMAX heroes. Our Coast Guard. Their humility and selflessness deserve the...

Saying "Thank You For Your Service" Is Not Enough

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Pavan V. Parikh

Like your high school English teacher probably told you, it is important to show and not just tell a story. Servicemen and women are people of action. So, if you really want to show your appreciation for their service, don't just thank them, do something.

Coast Guard Crew Travels Thousands Of Miles To Rescue 36 Stranded Fishermen

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.28.2015 | Good News

When it comes to helping those in distress, the U.S. Coast Guard will literally traverse the globe to be of assistance. Case and point: When 36 fisher...

Excerpt: The Coast Guard's First Rescue

David Helvarg | Posted 08.26.2015 | Books
David Helvarg

The following is excerpted from my book: Rescue Warriors - The U.S. Coast Guard America's Forgotten Heroes (now in paperback). Friday, August 26, 20...

A 225-year Legacy of Service

Adm. Paul Zukunft | Posted 08.04.2015 | DC
Adm. Paul Zukunft

On this 225th birthday, as we celebrate all America's Coast Guard has accomplished, we remain rooted to our oath; an oath of selfless service, underwritten by the courage of our forbearers and worthy of the public trust.

Barges Collide In Houston Ship Channel, Spill Fuel Into Waterway

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green

Two barges collided early Monday morning off the coast of Galveston, Texas, sparking a fire on one vessel and spilling fuel into the waterway. Accordi...

Sexual Shenanigans and Pig Shooting in the Military Need to Stop

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 06.16.2016 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Our soldiers deserve the best training available -- and that's not hacking at moaning goats with gardening shears or blowing off pigs' jaws. Lifelike human-patient simulators, which are readily available, realistically represent human anatomy and traumatic injury.

A Columnist's Lament

Edward Flattau | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Pentagon analysts make a credible case that climate change-related sea level rise threatens our coastal transportation systems. In addition, they warn that increasingly extreme weather events are potential disruptors of domestic energy supply and distribution.

A Coast Guard Workforce for Tomorrow

Adm. Paul Zukunft | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Adm. Paul Zukunft

I'm looking to follow the lead of Dr. Olivia Hooker, who fought to become the first African-American woman to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard, and build a 21st-century Coast Guard workforce that draws upon the richness of all Americans. We must continue our efforts to be a more inclusive organization that attracts a diverse workforce.

BP's Clean Water Act Fines Will Be Smaller Than Gulf States Thought

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP acted with gross negligence in precipitating the April 20, 2010 spill, Barbier ruled last September. This mid-January, he found that BP wasn't grossly negligent or reckless in its source-control efforts to stop the spill.

Feds sue 'Bering Sea Gold' star over costs of retrieving sunken vessel in Cordova

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

The federal government filed a civil lawsuit on Monday against a gold dredge captain who has appeared on Discovery Channel's "Bering Sea Gold," allegi...

Giving Thanks for a Life-Changing Adventure--And More

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

This Thanksgiving I'm grateful for one simple act that set my life's course. Shortly after high school graduation, I picked up an issue of National G...

John Kerry Raises a Beacon to the Spirit of the Saint Louis

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Ironically, there is another transatlantic transport with the name 'St. Louis' whose story is one of the nadirs of America's storied past. Though little known, perhaps no other moment since the Emancipation Proclamation might well have burdened America's conscience as much.

Military Core Values: They Don't Exist

Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff

Military personnel must understand values all Americans share, but recognize how their responsibilities change with their oath. Every military initiative in the area of morals and ethics must be grounded in the core values that flow from that oath.

The Next Generation Of Drones Has Arrived -- And They Don't Fly

Posted 10.18.2013 | Technology

When the U.S. Coast Guard petitioned for unmanned assistance in disaster situations, a new generation of drone was born. The UPSV, or Unmanned Port S...

Coast Guard Parachutes Packages Of Blood To Cruise Ship In Need (VIDEO)

Posted 10.07.2013 | Weird News

Does the thought of floating out in the middle of the ocean kind of freak you out? Even if you are on a luxury cruise ship, what if something went wro...

BP's missteps delayed its 2010 spill response, trial witnesses say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Oct. 7, 2013 edition.) As the Macondo trial's Phase Two began in U.S. District Court in ...

AMAZING: How They Survived 8 Days Stranded At Sea

Sun Sentinel | Ben Wolford | Posted 11.24.2013 | Miami

Eight days after their boat tossed them into the sea, Mike Russell lost all hope. Anthony Douglas already had to save his friend several times. Cling...

Stranded At Sea For Eight Days

Sun Sentinel | HEATHER CARNEY | Posted 11.16.2013 | Miami

WEST PALM BEACH -- For the rescuer and the rescued, it wasn't supposed to happen like this. Two Bahamian men left for some fishing and ended up float...

Lawsuit proceeds against Taylor Energy over a 9-year Gulf leak

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 29, 2013 edition.) Early last week, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan in New Or...