US Coast Guard Intercepts Overloaded Boat of Haitians near Cuba

US Coast Guard Intercepts Overloaded Boat of Haitians near Cuba

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Two Coast Guard Cutter Reliance smallboat crews approach an overloaded 70-foot Haitian migrant sail freighter Saturday, April 7, 2018 approximately 30 miles northeast of Moa, Cuba. The cutter crew transferred 50 migrants to the Reliance and repatriated them the Haitian Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 50 Haitian migrants Tuesday to the Haitian Coast Guard.

The Haitians were among 127 migrants aboard an overloaded 70-foot wooden sailboat traveling Satu..

Coast Guard Presence in Crisis Zones Highlights Rise of ‘Grey Warfare’

Coast Guard Presence in Crisis Zones Highlights Rise of ‘Grey Warfare’

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The Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a medium icebreaker, sits in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska during an Arctic deployment in support of polar operations, Saturday, July 29, 2107. (U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Meredith Manning)

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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — As the world becomes more complex, the U.S. Coast Guard is advancing in the area of “grey warfare,” in which assets are deployed in a military capacity but with a less aggressive appearance. And it's a global trend, the v..

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton Returns to Home to Alameda

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton Returns to Home to Alameda

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Family and friends gathered on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., to welcome home their loved ones deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton as the cutter returns home following a 60-day deployment, April 5, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Matthew S. Masaschi)

Families reunited aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton after the cutter returned home following a 60-day deployment, April 5, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Matthew S. Masaschi)

ALAMEDA — The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton retur..

Coast Guard Station Removes Top Officer over ‘Loss of Confidence’

Coast Guard Station Removes Top Officer over ‘Loss of Confidence’

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Coast Guard Station Noyo River. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Pamela J. Boehland)

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The Coast Guard temporarily relieved the officer-in-charge of Station Noyo River in Fort Bragg, citing a loss of confidence in the officer's ability to lead.

Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Ryan Sanford, who assumed the role of officer-in-charge at Station Noyo River in July 2016, was temporarily reassigned to the station's parent command center at Sector Humboldt Bay while Coast Guard headquarters co..

More Than $90M Awarded for Coast Guard Cutter Contract

More Than $90M Awarded for Coast Guard Cutter Contract

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Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf and its crew returns to its homeport of Alameda, Calif., Nov. 24, 2015, just in time for the crew to enjoy Thanksgiving with their loved ones. (Photo: Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton)

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Recently retired U.S. Senator Thad Cochran announced a multimillion-dollar contract for the U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter 10.

Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula will provide the work for the more than $90 million contract, The Clarion-Ledger re..

Storied Coast Guard Ship Retires After 50 Years of Service

Storied Coast Guard Ship Retires After 50 Years of Service

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Members of the U.S. Coast Guard ceremonial honor guard stand in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman prior to the cutter’s decommissioning ceremony in Honolulu, Mar. 29, 2018. The Sherman was decommissioned after nearly 50 years of meritorious service to the United States. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Matthew S. Masaschi)

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The 50-year-old cutter Sherman, the Coast Guard's last active warship to have sunk an enemy vessel in combat, was decommissioned in Honolulu on Thursday.

The 378-foot..

Coast Guardsman Faces $31K Price Tag for Shipping Dog Home from Japan

Coast Guardsman Faces $31K Price Tag for Shipping Dog Home from Japan

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The owner of a 221-pound English mastiff is hoping to avoid a hefty price tag for shipping her dog back to the United States from Japan. (Allen Onstott/Stars and Stripes)

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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The owner of a 221-pound English mastiff may have to pay $31,000 to fly the dog back to the United States after United Airlines' recent decision to suspend its pet travel program.

The plus-sized pooch — named George Jefferson — travels in a carrier that weighs an additional 100 pounds. Co..

US, Mexico Open New Maritime Front in Drug War

US, Mexico Open New Maritime Front in Drug War

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FILE – In this March 2, 2017 photo, an unidentified U.S. Coast Guardsman communicates with the pilot of a helicopter during take-off and landing exercises on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Stratton in the eastern Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

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SAN DIEGO — The U.S. and Mexican governments are sparring over immigration and trade, but the two countries are joining forces on the high seas like never before to go after drug smugglers.

The United States, Mexico and Colombia wil..

Wife Says Observer Rescued by Coast Guard on Sunken Boat ‘Traumatized’

Wife Says Observer Rescued by Coast Guard on Sunken Boat ‘Traumatized’

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In this image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the commercial longline fishing vessel Princess Hawaii sinks about 400 miles north of the Big Island on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Eight people, including the crew, captain and a federal fishery observer abandoned the ship and escaped in a life raft. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

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HONOLULU — The wife of a federal observer who was aboard the fishing vessel that sank off the coast of Hawaii over the weekend said Wednesday that her husband, a humorous a..

Coast Guard: 5 Sex Offenses Reported at its Service Academy

Coast Guard: 5 Sex Offenses Reported at its Service Academy

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U.S. Coast Guard Academy campus (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs)

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NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard says there were five reports of sexual assault or other sexual offenses at its service academy in Connecticut in the 2015-2016 school year.

That's an increase over the previous year, when there were four reports. There were eight reports in the 2013-2014 school year.

Congress receives an annual report on sexual harassment and violence at the New London-based academy. The..

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