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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Canoeist

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod.

EASTPORT, Maine — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man who disappeared while canoeing in Maine's Half Moon Cove. Officials say a canoe carrying three people capsized in the bay on Sunday afternoon. Two of the people swam to shore and alerted the Coast Guard. The third person, a 23-year-old man identified as Majik Francis of P... more

Bath Iron Works to Begin Early Negotiations with Union

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BATH, Maine -- Bath Iron Works and its largest union have begun negotiations aimed at getting a contract signed before the end of the year to help the shipyard make a strong bid to build Coast Guard cutters. The Navy shipbuilder told Machinists Union Local S6 that it wants to settle on terms ahead of the May 22 expiration of the current contrac... more

Coast Guard Seizes Major Cocaine Loads off Latin America

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SAN DIEGO -- The U.S. Coast Guard has seized more than 50,000 pounds of cocaine off Latin America during the past four months in what is shaping up to be a record year for seizures in the Pacific. Officials on Thursday took the drugs off a ship at a port in San Diego. The drugs were seized between late July and early November. Authorities seiz... more

Cutter Charles Sexton Repatriates 39 Cuban Migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated 39 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. This repatriation is a result of three separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These were interdictions of Cuban nationals attempting to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly... more

Double Retirement for Coast Guard Reservists

Chief Petty Officer Harvey Gjesdal and Chief Petty Officer Bradley Rodgers are read their departing orders during a joint retirement ceremony Nov. 7, 2015, at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle. (U.S. Coast Guard/PO2 Ayla Kelley)

While retirements often bring an end to the nine-to-five grind and are characterized by fishing poles and golf clubs, for Coast Guard reservists Chief Petty Officer Bradley Rogers and Chief Petty Officer Harvey Gjesdal, this only applies to one weekend a month and two weeks a year. Rodgers and Gjesdal said their final farewells to their Coast ... more

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