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SAN DIEGO — Two California-based Coast Guard petty officers were honored as the 2017 active-duty and reserve enlisted person of the year for the service’s Pacific Southwest region during a ceremony Thursday in Alameda. Petty Officer 2nd Class David Holland, an active-duty maritime enforcement specialist assigned to the Coast Guard Pacific

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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two boaters from the sea about 32 miles south of St. Croix on Thursday. According to the Coast Guard, the crew of the sailing vessel, Summer Star, notified Coast Guard Sector San Juan watchstanders at approximately 6:48 a.m. that they had abandoned their sinking

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MIAMI — Cruise lines have never had a cleanliness problem this big. In 2017, cruise lines failed their sanitation inspections at the highest rate ever since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Vessel Sanitation Program started holding cruise ships to its Operations Manual guidelines in 1990. Fifteen ships earned failing scores

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SAN JUAN — Waves nearly 30 feet high from a U.S. winter storm slammed into Puerto Rico today, forcing authorities to evacuate dozens of families and close roads and schools across the U.S. commonwealth. Huge waves downed palm trees, knocked over cement benches and forced curious crowds to flee as saltwater

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MIAMI — A British engineer has been charged by the FBI with murdering his wife after she disappeared at sea as they cruised around the Bahamas on a belated honeymoon. Lewis Bennett, 41, who holds dual British and Australian citizenship and is originally from Poole, Dorset, was accused of second-degree murder

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CRUZ BAY — U.S. Coast Guard Petty officer Jake DiPaola arrived on St. John about a week after Hurricane Maria. In Coral Bay, on the island’s eastern end, DiPaola says the marina was … “a mess.” “There were two sailboats right here,” he says, while standing on the water’s edge.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A cargo vessel owned by Ferrol Trucking has run aground in the St. Thomas harbor, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. No injuries have been reported. The U.S. Coast Guard said its alert station in San Juan was contacted at about 5 a.m. today by St.

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V.I. Free Press photo by GARY DAVIDSON https://www.facebook.com/DreamlifePhotographySTX/ CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR), the U.S. Coast Guard and salvage contractors completed vessel salvage operations on St. Croix, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. In accordance with the Emergency Support Function-10 (ESF-10) for oil and hazardous

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  CRUZ BAY — The wrecks lie half-sunk in marinas, fully submerged in coves, tangled in mangrove roots, tossed akilter against trees, or piled atop one another, a jumble of punctured hulls, snapped masts and bent propellers. The hurricanes that raged through the territory in September, damaged or destroyed not only

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MERRY CHRISTMAS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp is in the holiday spirit early. CHRISTIANSTED – Gov. Kenneth Mapp announced 50 jobs are available for flagmen to assist in managing traffic as the territory marches forth with power restoration efforts. At Monday’s press briefing at Government House, Mapp said those interested in the

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