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  • Panga skipper gets life in prison for killing Coast Guard officer

    The Mexican national convicted of killing a veteranĀ U.S. Coast Guard officer after ramming a panga into his boat off the Santa Barbara coast was sentenced Monday to life in federal prison without parole. Jose Mejia-Leyva, 42, was convicted of second-...
  • 5 rowers rescued in rough seas off California during race to Hawaii

    5 rowers rescued in rough seas off California during race to Hawaii
    The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five rowers participating in the Great Pacific Race to Hawaii over the weekend as they attempted to make their way through choppy waters and high winds off the Central California coastline. The first rescue came early...
  • Thank the polar vortex for a foggy June

    Thank the polar vortex for a foggy June
    Driving home from downtown Chicago recently, Jason Erkes looked up and noticed something missing — the city. It had disappeared in the fog. “I posted on Facebook, ‘Where is the skyline?’” he said. “You could not see a...
  • Gov. taps new OIG, elections chief, hires House member

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a number of significant appointments Friday afternoon, naming a new elections commissioner, a new port authority member, four new members on the board of corrections, making the acting inspector general permanent and re-...
  • Breaking New Ground: Women At The Helm

    Breaking New Ground: Women At The Helm
    At the helm of a ship early in her career with the U.S. Coast Guard, Sandra Stosz was given an ultimatum: "You stand on the bridge like John Wayne with a six-gun in each hand barking orders and then I'll qualify you." Stosz, a 1978 graduate of the U....
  • Boiler room fire forces cruise ship back to Seattle

    Boiler room fire forces cruise ship back to Seattle
    A boiler room fire aboard a Holland America cruise ship carrying nearly 2,900 people prompted the vessel to return to port in Seattle but caused no significant damage or injuries, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday. The crew of the Westerdam reported...
  • Man whose sailboat ran aground at Catalina Island is rescued

    Man whose sailboat ran aground at Catalina Island is rescued
    A man was rescued early Monday after his 25-foot sailboat ran aground on the back side of Catalina Island on Monday morning. A passing vessel reported the sailboat on the northwest tip of the island about 8 a.m., according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which...
  • Surf can be dangerous, even after the storm

    Surf can be dangerous, even after the storm
    In the wake of Tropical Storm Arthur beachgoers should be cautious of debris, high waves and rip currents known to exhaust swimmers and pull them out to sea. "Because the storm is gone, doesn't mean the danger is gone," said Ric Harriman, member of...
  • Two boaters dumped into ocean by collision with whale off Point Loma

    Two boaters dumped into ocean by collision with whale off Point Loma
    Two persons on a whale-watching trip off Point Loma reported being dumped into the water when their boat capsized after colliding with a blue whale, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday. The two were plucked from the water by a nearby boater and...
  • Swimmer pulled under waves in Ocean City

    Swimmer pulled under waves in Ocean City
    A 17-year-old swimmer was caught in a rip current and pulled under water in Ocean City Friday afternoon, and he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the Ocean City Beach Patrol. The swimmer entered the water at 92nd Street, and...
  • New Liberty Belle paddle boat to cruise July 4

    New Liberty Belle paddle boat to cruise July 4
    A new Mississippi-style paddle boat has arrived in town, soon to sail along the Intracoastal Waterway. The 140-foot Liberty Belle is the newest boat in the fleet of Fort Lauderdale-based Marine Hospitality, which operates three other vessels in its...