NOAA this week reopened to commercial and recreational fishing 8,403 square miles of Gulf waters which extend from the Louisiana state water line to due south of the Alabama/Florida state line. This is the 11th reopening in federal waters since July 22.
A Cincinnati-based investor group that includes the former captain of the Delta Queen riverboat has launched a new effort to buy the 84-year-old vessel and return it to full operation on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
The Coast Guard announced the cutter Eagle's 2011 summer training deployment to Northern Europe, Iceland, Canada and the northeastern United States.
A boat belonging to alleged Somali pirates went up in a ball of flames after being destroyed by British commandos in the Indian Ocean. The assault by Royal Marines off the coast of Africa is part of the continuing battle to make shipping lanes safer in the region.
A Coast Guard petty officer implicated in the 2009 boat collision on San Diego Bay that killed an 8-year-old boy on a recreational boat was cleared of wrongdoing.
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