Coast Guard Dive Team to Inspect Sunken Tugboat off Kennebunk

Coast Guard Dive Team to Inspect Sunken Tugboat off Kennebunk

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The Coast Guard was putting together a dive team Saturday to inspect a tugboat that sank Thursday off Kennebunk as it was being towed by the Coast Guard to Portland after it collided with another tugboat.

The divers will also be looking for eight 44-gallon barrels of fuel that were on deck of the Capt. Mackintire, which had also had about 4,400 gallons of fuel in its tank when it went down at about 2 a.m. Thursday. The Capt. Mackintire was being towed by the Coast Guard t..

Coast Guard Rescues More Than 40 People in Michigan

Coast Guard Rescues More Than 40 People in Michigan

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Emergency crews help evacuate residents on Feb. 21, 2018, in Elkhart, Ind. Crews are using boats to help northern Indiana residents amid flooding from melting snow and heavy rain moving across the Midwest. (Becky Malewitz /South Bend Tribune via AP)

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ELKHART, Ind. — The Coast Guard says it has rescued more than 40 people and their pets from flooded neighborhoods in southwestern Michigan.

The Coast Guard said Thursday it's helping local authorities conduct house-to-house rescues and ..

North Carolina Honors Coast Guard Captain Who Was Born a Slave

North Carolina Honors Coast Guard Captain Who Was Born a Slave

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The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge nameboard is seen Feb. 23, 2013, and was donated from the structure of the Etheridge family homestead in Manteo, N.C. Capt. Etheridge was the first African-American keeper of the Pea Island Life-Saving Station located on the northern half of Hatteras Island off the North Carolina coast, where treacherous waters churn in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. (Petty Officer 1st Class Krystyna Hannum/Coast Guard)

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RODANTHE, N.C. — The state Transportation Dep..

Man Whose Wife Was Lost at Sea Now Accused in Her Death

Man Whose Wife Was Lost at Sea Now Accused in Her Death

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Lewis Bennett, left, is charged in the death of his wife, Isabella Hellmann, right. Facebook photo

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Nine months after Lewis Bennett's wife disappeared during a honeymoon at sea, he now stands accused of killing her.

Bennett, 40, was taken into custody by the FBI at the federal courthouse in Miami on Tuesday while awaiting sentencing on a theft conviction. He was charged with second-degree murder for his alleged involvement in the death of Isabella Hellmann, 41.

Bennett is accused of ..

Coast Guard Captain Removed from Command, Reassigned

Coast Guard Captain Removed from Command, Reassigned

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From left, Capt. Andrew Tucci, commander of Sector Long Island Sound, stands with Rear Adm. Steven Poulin, commander of Coast Guard First District, and retired Capt. Edward Cubanski during a change-of-command ceremony at the sector in New Haven, Connecticut, on July 8, 2016. Steve Strohmaier/Coast Guard

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Coast Guard officials have temporarily removed a captain from a top post in Connecticut, citing a loss of confidence in his ability to command.

Officials announced Frid..

Man Gets 56 Months for False Distress Calls, Threats to Coast Guard

Man Gets 56 Months for False Distress Calls, Threats to Coast Guard

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A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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A 39-year-old Newport News man was sentenced in Norfolk federal court on Tuesday to 56 months in prison for making a false distress call and threats to the U.S. Coast Guard, officials said.

Justin P. Stahmer was convicted of the crimes by a federal jury on Nov. 13, 2017, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.

Court documents state that Stahmer made a false distress call on June 20, 2016 while sev..

Coast Guard Special Agent Relieved of Duty after Rape Arrest

Coast Guard Special Agent Relieved of Duty after Rape Arrest

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U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh

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VANCOUVER, Wash. — The man in charge of the U.S. Coast Guard's internal investigations in the Northwest has been at least temporarily relieved of duty after being arrested for investigation of rape.

Jonathan Sall, of Poulsbo, was arrested by the Clark County Sheriff's Office on Sunday.

The 56-year-old civilian had been serving as the special agent in charge of the Northwest region of the Coast Guard Investigative Service,..

Coast Guard Rescues 4 from Sinking Boat after Call for Help

Coast Guard Rescues 4 from Sinking Boat after Call for Help

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A Dover Air Force Base airman is basket lifted by a Coast Guard H-65 Dolphin helicopter during water survival training Aug. 6, 2015, at Bower’s Beach, Del. Tech. Sgt. Nathan Rivard/Air Force

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BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued four people from a sinking boat about 18 miles (29 kilometers) off the coast of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Officials say the captain of the Sea Star called for help around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, saying the boat was taking on water and the ..

Coast Guard Looking for Man Suspected of Making 8 False Maydays

Coast Guard Looking for Man Suspected of Making 8 False Maydays

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Coast Guard Auxiliary Helicopter Training Team Los Angeles aboard Ladyfish III during rescue swimmer drills. Photo by Auxiliarist Steve Lee

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The U.S. Coast Guard has spent the last month looking for the aquatic version of the boy who cried wolf.

Since Jan. 3, an unknown man is suspected of making eight mayday radio calls to the Coast Guard's Los Angeles command center, a felony that could land the caller in prison for up to six years.

Such fake maydays, officials say, wastes resource..

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Goes Dark for Repairs

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Goes Dark for Repairs

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Getty Images

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BUXTON, N.C. — The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse that has guided ships off the treacherous coast since the 1800s has gone dark.

The original mechanical works that turned the beacon so that it would flash 25 miles or more over the sea quit working likely during the first snowstorm in January.

The old parts are no longer available and must be machined by a company in Cincinnati, Ohio, said Coast Guard spokesman Nathan Cox.

“It's almost like replacin..

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