Libyan Coast Guard Shoots at Maritime Migrants

The Libyan Coast Guard is well-known for returning maritime migrants to the confines of Libya's notorious detention system, where violence is so pervasive that even the war-zone medical aid group MSF will not enter.

Taiwan Coast Guard Takes Delivery Of Second Catamaran Patrol Vessel

Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) took delivery of its second Anping-class patrol vessel on 25 June 2021. According to CGA’s press release, the handover was originally scheduled before the end of October, but was done 4 months ahead of schedule.

One Seafarer Missing After Fire Disables MSC Boxship in Indian Ocean

An engine room fire broke out aboard the MSC Messina traveling in the Indian Ocean. Reports are that the ship has been disabled and that one crew member is missing after the fire. The Indian Coast Guard is responding to provide assistance to the vessel, which is within Sri Lanka’s search and rescue zone.

Salvors Prepping to Raise SEACOR Power in Gulf of Mexico

The Coast Guard reported Friday that a salvage crane was working to remove debris from the site while divers were prepping lift boat to be raised.

Three Missing After RoRo Sinks After Collision With Chemical Tanker

Japanese coast guard ships and aircraft were searching on Friday for three missing crew of a cargo ship that capsized and sank after a collision with a Marshall Islands-registered tanker in the Seto Inland Sea, authorities said.

Japan submarine collides with private ship, no damage to the ship

A submarine operated by Japan's Self-Defence Forces collided with a private vessel off the country's Pacific coast on Monday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said.

General Cargo Ship Goes Missing Off Vietnam

At least 15 sailors were missing on Thursday after a Panama-flagged cargo ship capsized in rough seas off Vietnam, Vietnamese state media said.

Four Rescued from Burning Fishing Vessel Off Alabama

The U.S. Coast rescued four people Monday after their commercial fishing vessel caught fire near Fort Morgan, Alabama.

HM Coastguard Ends Search for Two Missing Fishermen Off England’s Coast

The HM Coastguard has ended a major search and rescue operation for two missing fisherman after their vessel sank Saturday morning off Newhaven, England.

Barge Strike Closes Drawbridge Near Norfolk

The U.S. Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the circumstances of an allision between a barge and a bridge span on the Intracoastal Waterway near Chesapeake, Virginia.

Cargo ship catches fire off Greek coast, crew evacuated

A fire broke out on board a Togo-flagged general cargo vessel which was moored near Elafonissos, Greece, the Hellenic Coast Guard said.

China Plans to Loosen its Coast Guard's Rules on Use of Force

The Chinese Communist Party has released a draft law that would empower China's coast guard to use force to defend Chinese-claimed waters and territories, including the use of arms against foreign vessels.

Dramatic Heavy Seas Rescue Off Southeastern Ireland

Three rescue boats with Royal National Lifeboat Institution came to the rescue of a cargo ship that had lost power and was in danger of hitting rocks in southeast Ireland on Tuesday.

Gulf Navigation rules out funding further search missions for missing livestock crew

The owners of the sunken Gulf Livestock 1 will not help finance any further search and rescue efforts for the missing 40 crew from the ship which went down in a typhoon off southern Japan 42 days ago.

Containership leaking fuel oil at New Jersey terminal

A Liberia-flagged container vessel has begun leaking fuel oil at the Global Container Terminals (GCT) Bayonne, New Jersey, the US Coast Guard (USCG) said.

Container Fire on Ship Off India Highlights Ongoing Danger

For the second time in a month, the Indian Coast Guard has been called upon to assist in fighting a fire aboard a commercial ship at sea. They are currently assisting with a container fire aboard a vessel operating regional service.

Finnish Passenger Ferry Grounds and Evacuated in Baltic

A Finnish passenger-car ferry, the Amorella, grounded on September 20, in the Aland Islands during one of its daily voyages between Turku, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden. None of the passengers or crew were injured, but the vessel remains hard aground with reports of damage.

The Sino-Japanese Maritime Dispute in the East China Sea

In August 2020 China lifted the annual summer ban on its fleet’s fishing in the East China Sea (ECS). Amid speculation that China may use the opportunity to assert its claim over the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands, U.S. and Japanese naval forces conducted a joint exercise in the ECS to deter China.

Newest US Coast Guard Cutter Undergoes Sea Trials

The US Coast Guard’s newest vessel, the national security cutter Stone, recently completed sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Being built at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the Stone is the ninth in the class which is currently planned to have a total of 11 vessels.

Search and Rescue for Missing Livestock Carrier off Japan Ends

The search and rescue mission for the crew of the missing livestock carrier Gulf Livestock 1 has been concluded. The Japan Coast Guard has decided to transition from the full time search operations to its usual patrols of the area.

Japan Resumes Search for Crew of Missing Livestock Carrier

The Japan Coast Guard resumed its search for survivors from the livestock carrier Gulf Livestock 1 which is believes to have capsized and sunk on September 2 in the East China Sea after sailing into Typhoon Maysak.

42 Believed Lost with 1 Survivor from Livestock Carrier off Japan

Japan’s Coast Guard confirmed that it had saved one crew member from the livestock carrier Gulf Livestock 1 while also reported that its search and rescue teams had failed to find any other survivors.

Livestock Carrier With 43 Crew Feared Lost in Typhoon off Japan

A Panamanian-flagged livestock carrier with a crew of 43 is feared lost southwest of Japan after encountering a typhoon moving across the region. Japan’s Coast Guard reported receiving a distress call and later finding one seafarer in the ocean with a life jacket and an empty lifeboat. No additional signals were received from the vessel after the first distress call.

17 Rescued as Yacht Engulfed in Flames Sinks Off Italy

The Italian Coast Guard said it rescued 17 people from a yacht before it sank off the coast of Sardinia, Italy.

All four bodies recovered from sunken dredger Waymon L Boyd

US Coast Guard (USCG) and salvage crews have retrieved the bodies of the two remaining missing crewmembers on Monday from the sunken dredger Waymon L Boyd.

Pollution and Salvage Response Continues After Dredging Vessel Fire in Corpus Christi

The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies continue pollution and salvage response for the dredging vessel Waymon L Boyd in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Four members of the dredging vessel Waymon L Boyd are missing after a fire and explosion near the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, causing the U.S. Coast Guard to close the port’s inner harbor, the agency said.