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Seven Injured, One Person Missing After Oil Rig Explosion North Of New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS (CBSMiami) – An oil rig explosion Sunday on Lake Pontchartrain, North of New Orleans, has left several injured and spurred a search for one person listed as missing. 321 more words


Grounded vessel off Waikiki continues to burn

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U.S. Coast Guard rescues seven boaters stranded on Lake Erie

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued seven boaters who were stranded Saturday night near Pelee Island on Lake Erie.

Shortly 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Coast Guard Sector Detroit received the report of a 28-foot vessel that was hard aground on Buckeye Reef near Middle Bass Island. 112 more words

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Twenty fishermen rescued off shores of Waikiki

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Coast Guard Ramps Up Security Patrols for Fleet Week

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Coast Guard has ramped up its security and safety patrols during Fleet Week to make sure spectators and participants enjoy the event safely, officials from the agency said. 154 more words


U.S. Coast Guard Releases Marine Board of Investigation Report on EL FARO Tragedy

All thirty-three crew members of the container and roll-on/roll-off cargo ship, the EL FARO, perished on October 1, 2015, when the vessel sank near the eye of Hurricane Joaquin, en route from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Juan, Puerto Rico.  518 more words

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Coast Guard Report: Captain's Errors Led To El Faro Sinking

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WJZ/AP) — The Coast Guard says the primary cause of the sinking of a cargo ship two years ago that killed all 33 aboard was the captain misreading both the strength of a hurricane and his overestimation of the ship’s strength. 345 more words