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Coast Guard: Barge leaked 7,000 gallons of oil

January 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) The Coast Guard said Tuesday that about 7,000 gallons of crude oil were unaccounted for aboard a leaking barge that had rammed a railroad bridge near Vicksburg on the Mississippi River, which remained closed for a third day as crews slowly pumped out oil. Continue Reading

Experts: U.S. lacks plans to adequately respond to oil spill off Cuba

January 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Coast Guard officials told a U.S. House subcommittee today in Florida that Cuba is close to beginning drilling. They say a spill could harm the tourism and fishing industries. Continue Reading

Plane ditches in ocean off Hawaii, pilot rescued

October 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A small plane ran out of fuel and was ditched in the ocean several miles off Hawaii’s coast, but the pilot was rescued by Coast Guard crews who had flown alongside and coached him on crash landing in the choppy seas. Continue Reading

Men stranded 5 days at sea safely back on land

July 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A father and son who spent five days adrift at sea after their tuna boat lost power off the Oregon coast are safely back ashore following an expansive search by Coast Guard aircraft. Continue Reading

Coast Guard reopens part of Mississippi River

May 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Coast Guard reopened the swollen Mississippi River north of New Orleans on Tuesday, allowing cargo vessels on the nation’s busiest waterway to pass slowly, one at a time in the latest effort to reduce pressure from rising floodwaters.
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Coast Guard closes stretch of Mississippi

May 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Children played in front yards and neighbors chatted under a cloudless sky Friday in a south Memphis neighborhood, yards away from the rising water of the Nonconnah Creek. Continue Reading

Coast Guard admiral touring flood areas

April 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The commander of the eighth district of the U.S. Coast Guard is touring flood-affected areas of North Dakota on Sunday afternoon. Continue Reading

VIDEO: Aerial images taken from Coast Guard helicopter of Valley City area

April 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Red River area in the southern valley near Fargo and Valley City was recorded Wednesday from a video camera in a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter. Continue Reading

VIDEO: Aerial images taken from Coast Guard helicopter of Valley City area

April 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Valley City, N.D., area, expecting record-setting high water from the Sheyenne River, was recorded Wednesday from a video camera in a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter. Continue Reading

Ailing man airlifted from laker near Apostle Islands

October 5, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

An 83-year-old passenger who was a guest aboard the Paul R. Tregurtha was airlifted from the laker Tuesday morning after experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath.
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