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BALTIMORE — The Unified Command received results Wednesday of oil samples recovered during response operations in Arlington, Virginia. Analysis of these samples indicates they contain moderately weathered intermediate petroleum oil. “The results are being used by the Unified Command as one part of our larger investigative efforts to identify a... more
HONOLULU -- A U.S. Coast Guard airplane was heading south of Hawaii on Wednesday to help 42 people who abandoned their fishing vessel after it caught fire. The fishing crew boarded two life rafts, three work boats and one skiff upon leaving the 258-foot American Eagle. The U.S.-flagged vessel caught fire about 1,800 miles south of Hawaii. No i... more
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NEW LONDON — The Coast Guard Academy is investigating a group of third-class cadets for allegedly cheating on online quizzes, which would be a violation of the academy's Honor Concept. Academy spokesman David Santos said he couldn't provide an exact number of cadets involved because "that kind of detail could jeopardize the investigation." The... more
BALTIMORE -- The Unified Command continued its response to oil sheens Tuesday in the Potomac River near Arlington, Virginia. The Unified Command planned to use a deterring technique Tuesday to keep birds from entering Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary. "The use of small pyrotechnics to deter birds from using particular areas during an oil respo... more