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  • Cuban migrant boat turned away from Caymans despite rough seas

    GEORGE TOWN Cayman Islands (Reuters) - A small, homemade aluminum boat carrying 16 Cuban migrants sought refuge from rough seas in Grand Cayman on Thursday but local officials prevented a landing, citing a migration agreement with Cuba. Local law...
  • Disputed Kurdish oil tanker mysteriously goes dark off Texas coast

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - A tanker near Texas loaded with $100 million of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude has disappeared from satellite tracking, the latest development in a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse between Baghdad and the Kurds. The AIS ship tracking...
  • New England Lighthouses Offer Tours, Activities

    New England Lighthouses Offer Tours, Activities
    Seems like every time I take a trip to the shore, which is as often as I can during the summer, I can't resist buying a postcard, magnet or some other souvenir featuring the image of a lighthouse. Whenever I look at them, I'm reminded of the sea and the...
  • Risky migrant voyages on rise; 1 dead as 20 Haitians arrive at Hillsboro Beach

    Risky migrant voyages on rise; 1 dead as 20 Haitians arrive at Hillsboro Beach
    The allure of South Florida as a destination for would-be migrants was underscored by tragedy once again over the last two days as officials recovered fatalities from the sea and on the beach. "There is a lot of traffic out there right now," said...
  • Four bodies found floating off Florida coast prompt questions

    (Reuters) - U.S. authorities trying to determine what happened to four men whose bodies were found floating off the Atlantic coast of Florida said a search by air and sea on Monday had turned up no additional victims or any signs of a boat or wreckage....
  • One dead after Haitian migrants come ashore near Fort Lauderdale

    MIAMI (Reuters) - One woman died early on Monday as 20 Haitian migrants being transported by an illegal smuggling operation came ashore near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, law enforcement officials said. The group was "released into the water" and officials...
  • All-volunteer auxiliary provides back up to Coast Guard

    All-volunteer auxiliary provides back up to Coast Guard
    Philip Vale served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, transporting troops and dropping depth charges on submarines. Nearly 70 years later, the 89-year-old is still putting on a uniform and serving the country. He's part of the Coast Guard...
  • Diver survives getting hit by powerboat off Hollywood

    Diver survives getting hit by powerboat off Hollywood
    When Adrian Winchell surfaced from a dive and faced a powerboat 50 feet away going 60 mph, he did the only thing he could do. He tried to dive back down to the bottom. Winchell, 63, of Hollywood, almost made it. The hull of the go-fast boat, which...
  • 'Thin, disoriented' bay whale found dead

    'Thin, disoriented' bay whale found dead
    The sickly whale that was spotted swimming erratically in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay for the past week was found dead Thursday afternoon along the shore of St. Julien's Creek in Chesapeake. The Stranding Response Team of the Virginia...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus Auditions

    The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus will hold auditions on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the auditorium in Leamy Hall, U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Interested singers should contact ECSC President Kathy Walburn at ecscpresident@gmail.com to reserve an...
  • Ohio River oil spill cleanup may stretch into third day

    (Reuters) - The cleanup of a 5,000-gallon fuel oil spill from a Duke Energy Corp power plant into the Ohio River could stretch into Thursday, Duke said on Wednesday, as the U.S. Coast Guard reopened a 15-mile section of the river to limited traffic. The...