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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 07, 2019 - 10:53 pm
Crews had to pull two men from a boat that ran aground and turned over Friday. "The Coast Guard rescued two 70-year-old men from a beached vessel at Freemason Island, Louisiana," the Guard said in a news release. The call came in at 8:11am of an overdue 25-foot vessel with two men aboard. "The two...
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Cops say two people are safe after a nighttime rescue from a sinking boat. "Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 7:30 p.m. Sunday via a marine VHF radio of a 30-foot boat with two people aboard taking on water in Lake Eloi," according to a news release. The sinking...
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National Security Adviser John Bolton stands for the national anthem at the commencement for the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
May 22, 2019 - 12:54 pm
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton told 240 new Coast Guard Academy graduates Wednesday that they will help lead the way in "reasserting American leadership in the Arctic." Bolton gave the keynote speech at the 138th commencement of the academy in New London,...
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Jim Hanzo
May 15, 2019 - 9:15 pm
The Coast Guard is searching for two possible people in the water in Lake Pontchartrain, Wednesday evening. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from a towing vessel of an overturned 10-foot camouflage flat boat in Lake Pontchartrain approximately one nautical mile east of the Lake...
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An opponent of the Nicolas Maduro government, his mouth covered with strands representing the national colors of Venezuela, waits for the arrival of opposition leader Juan Guaidó to lead a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Guaidó has called for nationwide marches protesting the Maduro government, demanding new elections and the release of jailed opposition lawmakers. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 11, 2019 - 3:28 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Saturday said he's instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the U.S. military in a bid to bring more pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to resign. The leader said he's asked Carlos Vecchio...
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Jim Hanzo
April 21, 2019 - 8:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Panama City Beach, Florida, Sunday. The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched approximately 1,281 square-nautical miles for over 27 hours but were unable to locate the missing man. “The Coast Guard searched...
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April 17, 2019 - 8:35 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The elite academies that educate officers for the nation's armed forces have begun to implement the Trump administration's ban on transgender service members. The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school...
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Jim Hanzo
April 14, 2019 - 5:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy rescued 23 individuals on the high seas, 130 nautical miles off the Yucatan Peninsula, Sunday. The Eighth Coast Guard District and Seventh Coast Guard District command centers received a report at 1:15 a.m. from a Cuban...
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A Texas Commission on Environmental Quality mobile unit is used to monitor air quality near the Houston Ship Channel Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Houston. The efforts to clean up the Intercontinental Terminals Company petrochemical facility, that burned for several days this week, were hamstrung Friday by a briefly reignited fire and a breach that led to chemicals spilling into the nearby Houston Ship Channel. A portion of the channel remains closed. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 23, 2019 - 2:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials have no timetable for reopening a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest commercial waterways in the country, after another setback caused flammable chemicals to seep into the water near a fire-ravaged petrochemical tank farm, a Coast Guard commander said...
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March 21, 2019 - 3:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard says the service is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker, but additional vessels are needed along with more funding for operations and infrastructure. Adm. Karl Schultz outlined the state of the Coast Guard in a speech...
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