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Kauai's Nā Pali Coast seen from a helicopter.

A tour helicopter carrying 7 people has gone missing off the coast of Hawaii

The helicopter's owner contacted the Coast Guard on Thursday about 45 minutes after the aircraft was due back from a trip off Kauai, Hawaii.

A massive cargo ship flipped over near a Georgia port, leaving 4 crew members missing

Four missing crew members were still believed to be aboard the ship Sunday after initial rescue efforts, but a fire stalled rescuers' progress.
Ventura County Fire Department personnel respond to a fire on the 75-foot Conception vessel off Santa Cruz Island, California, on Monday.

The search for the 34 Santa Cruz boat fire victims has been suspended because everyone still missing is presumed dead

Of the 39 people on board the Conception diving boat, only five people were found alive. The remaining 34 are presumed dead.
The man held on to this boat overnight.

A man held on to a sailboat for 12 hours after it capsized miles off the coast in Lake Erie

A commercial fishing crew spotted the man and his boat around 8 am Monday morning after he had been in the water for 12 hours.
US Coast Guard cutter Midgett crew members seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine from a low-profile go-fast vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2019.

The Coast Guard’s newest cutter busted 2,100 pounds of cocaine before it even got to home port for the first time

The Coast Guard has been hauling in record amounts of cocaine, and this was likely the first of many such busts for the cutter Midgett.
Portmarnock beach.

4 brothers rescued a 6-year-old Irish girl who was drifting into the ocean on a flamingo float

The brothers from the Washington, D.C. area, lept into action to save the 6-year-old girl, who had drifted a half-mile out to sea.
Crowds take images with their smartphones of the fly-over at US President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019.

Military flyovers stunned crowds at Trump’s controversial ‘Salute to America’ Fourth of July event

Aircraft from each of the military's branches made appearances, stunning the crowds, despite the pouring rain.
US Navy destroyers.

China’s South China Sea strategy takes a hit as the US Navy threatens to get tough on Beijing’s sea forces

The US Navy warned China that it could treat coast-guard ships and paramilitary fishing vessels the same as Chinese naval vessels — as combatants.
The Carnival Fantasy.

A Carnival Cruise ship rescued 23 people who were adrift for more than 3 days

The crew of the Carnival Fantasy worked with the US Coast Guard to rescue 23 people who were adrift in the Gulf of Mexico for more than 3 days.

The Coast Guard lieutenant whom prosecutors are accusing of plotting a mass terror attack Googled his alleged targets and whether there’d be ...

Christopher Hasson used Google to look up where to find his targets and whether they might have security protection, court documents alleged.