The Coast Guard detained the motor vessel Rena in the Port of Tacoma, Thursday, due to safety deficiencies.
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The Coast Guard detained the motor vessel Pegasus Highway in the port of Tacoma, Wednesday, due to safety deficiencies. The vessel will be required to remain in port until the deficiencies are rectified.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, homeported in Seattle, arrived at the North Pole Sept. 5, 2015, becoming the first U.S. surface ship to do so unaccompanied. This is also only the fourth time a U.S. surface vessel has ever reached the North Pole, and the first since 2005.
The U.S. Coast Guard has been forced to divert resources – including a vessel that fights cocaine trafficking – to the Arctic this summer to ensure that Royal Dutch Shell’s exploratory oil drilling meets its environmental and safety commitments, its top officer said.
Capt. Jason Hamilton, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Healy, talks about the cutter’s missions in the Arctic this year. U.S. Coast Guard video by Lt. Anastacia Visneski.
A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
U.S. Coast Guard and police boats cleared a way through protesters in kayaks at a Seattle-area port on Tuesday so Royal Dutch Shell’s second of two Arctic drilling rigs could depart for Alaska.
In an uncommon maritime case, an Illinois man who was captain of a petroleum barge that exploded in a Chicago canal in 2005, killing a crew member, was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday, prosecutors said.
The U.S. Coast Guard said a section of the Houston Ship Channel was briefly shut on Wednesday following the release of up to 23,000 gallons of naphtha.