| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:17 AM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:18 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The first large, prefrabricated section of a new traffic tunnel planned in Virginia began floating down the Chesapeake Bay from Baltimore on Tuesday.
Only a few feet of the concrete structure showed above the water as three tug boats pushed and pulled...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:11 PM
A kayaker has completed a solo journey from California to Hawaii once before, in 1987.
It has been attempted a couple times since, most recently last week, in an effort that ended Tuesday with the U.S. Coast Guard rescuing a 57-year-old man 11 days...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Coast Guard officials planned to interview the lone survivor of a boating mishap on Lake Michigan today to determine why the boat capsized on its way back to Burham Harbor over the weekend, throwing four people into the water.
The accident happened...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:55 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:30 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:37 PM
A year after rail tanker cars carrying crude oil in Canada exploded and killed 47 people, California is stepping up efforts to prevent a similar disaster on tracks crisscrossing the state.
In recent weeks, the state began pumping more money into a new...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Divers were searching Wednesday afternoon for a swimmer who was submerged in the ocean near Abalone Cove Shoreline Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, officials said.
The U.S. Coast Guard, lifeguards and divers have been looking for the swimmer since 2:55 p.m....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:46 AM
The search continued Thursday for an 18-year-old swimmer who disappeared a day earlier under heavy surf near Abalone Cove Shoreline Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Identified by high school friends as Joseph Sanchez, the teen reportedly had been cliff-...