Last year's Atlantic hurricane season saw the formation of just nine tropical storms - the fewest since 1997.
Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. assumed command Tuesday as the commandant of the Coast Guard, relieving Adm. Thad W. Allen during a military ceremony at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.
The damaged Chinese coal carrier Shen Neng 1 anchored off Hervey Bay has set sail for Gladstone in central Queensland, Australia, for repairs after the ship was removed from a grounding on the Great Barrier Reef.
A Massachusetts boater was to be arraigned Wednesday on five felony charges stemming from a late-night boat crash that claimed the lives of two Massachusetts women on May 16.
The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for an experienced sailor whose empty 30-foot sailboat ran aground on the beach one mile south of California's Santa Monica Pier.
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