Fire ravages ship for 2nd day; sends acrid haze over city

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Flames tore through a warship for a second day Monday as a top Navy official revealed that a fire suppression system was inoperable when the blaze erupted while the ship was docked in San Diego. Hundreds of sailors were battling to keep flames away from a million gallons (3.7 million liters) […]

Paraplegic rower found dead during California-Hawaii voyage

HONOLULU (AP) — The body of a paraplegic woman rowing from California to Hawaii was headed to Tahiti after she was found lifeless in the water, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. A friend of Angela Madsen, 60, contacted the Coast Guard Sunday after not hearing from her for more than 24 hours, Chief Petty […]

Coast Guard alters training for incoming class due to virus

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — There will be nobody screaming in the face of 18-year-old Ellie Hiigel when she arrives Wednesday for training in advance of her first year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and that has her mother a bit disappointed. The school in Connecticut, like other service academies and military training centers, […]

UPDATE: Douglas moving away from the Hawaiian Islands, Hurricane Warning canceled for Oahu

HONOLULU (KHON2) — 11 a.m. Hurricane Douglas is the closest a hurricane has come to Oahu since before Hurricane Dot in 1959, according to a statement issued by the HFO. July 27, 5 a.m. Hurricane Douglas is moving away from the Hawaiian Islands, leaving some lingering moisture. Kauai remains under Flood Advisory and Hurricane Warning. However, […]

Venezuela sanctions set off fight for ‘plundered’ oil cargo

MIAMI (AP) — For two months, the Malta-flagged oil tanker Alkimos has been quietly floating off the Gulf Coast of Texas, undisturbed by the high-stakes legal fight playing out in a federal courtroom as a result of American sanctions on Venezuela. The commercial dispute, which hasn’t been previously reported, has all the drama of a […]

Coast Guard Academy faulted on response to racial incidents

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy failed to properly address complaints of racial harassment, including the use of racial slurs by cadets, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general. The academy in New London, Connecticut, said Monday it accepts the recommendations of the inspector general’s report and is committed to “pursuing improvements to policies […]

9 firefighters hospitalized in Florida after ship explosion

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nine firefighters responding to a fire aboard a ship in Florida have been hospitalized after the ship exploded, injuring eight and sending one to a hospital for heat exhaustion, authorities said. The explosion occurred nearly three hours after firefighters first responded to a ship at Blount Island after reports of a […]

Iran fires missile at mock aircraft carrier amid US tensions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported on Tuesday, an exercise aimed at threatening the U.S. amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. The drill, in a waterway through which 20% of all traded oil […]

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