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  • Volunteers to work at the USS KIDD all weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 23, 2015 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 30 volunteers, including veterans from across the country are giving their time for four days to putting in maintenance work on the USS KIDD. It's all a part of Fall Field Days that has been happening every year at the Kidd since 1996. Workers... more »
  • Coast Guard ending search for cargo ship's crew

    October 7, 2015 2:00 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Coast Guard has told family members it is ending its search for 33 missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank last week during Hurricane Joaquin. The father of a missing crew member said the Coast Guard will end its search for survivors... more »
  • American Cruise Lines to base new boat in New Orleans

    February 20, 2015 3:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - American Cruise Lines later this month plans to introduce its second riverboat to be home-ported in New Orleans. Timothy Beebe, the company's vice president, said Thursday the new boat will help meet the growth in demand for river cruises. Construction of the 150-passenger American Eagle was recently... more »
  • U.S.S. Kidd considers heightened security measures after heist

    January 28, 2015 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Staff at the U.S.S. Kidd are looking at the prices of motion detectors and security cameras after thieves stole artifacts from exhibits on the ship recently . Five pieces were taken from two areas of the ship: two bowls, two saucers and one plate. All are... more »
  • Artifacts stolen from USS Kidd check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 26, 2015 8:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some thieves are on the run after stealing five artifacts from exhibits on the USS Kidd. Sunday, one or more people used bolt cutters to get into areas where artifacts were on display. They managed to swipe dinnerware from the ship's Bosun locker and Wardroom. ... more »
  • In Baton Rouge, USS Cole Commander comments on terrorism check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 21, 2014 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday, acts of terror were the topic of discussion at a campaign rally where the captain of the U.S.S. Cole when it was targeted by terrorists in 2000 discussed what happened and the state of international affairs today. Retired Navy Commander Kirk Lippold was stumping in... more »
  • California protesters block Israeli-owned ship

    September 28, 2014 10:17 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Officials say a group of pro-Palestinian protesters are again blocking an Israeli-owned ship from unloading its cargo at a port in California. International Longshore and Warehouse Union spokesman Craig Merrilees says dockworkers at the Port of Oakland did not unload cargo from the ZIM Shanghai on Saturday... more »
  • Report: ship's crew member has malaria

    September 17, 2014 6:03 PM

    MARRERO - Four crew members of a Liberian-flagged cargo ship are being treated at a hospital here after becoming ill Wednesday. A few hours after one crew member arrived at the hospital, WWL TV reported a Jefferson Parish government official said federal health officials informed leaders that the patient... more »
  • Ships collide on Mississippi River check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2014 4:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An investigation is underway following a multiple-ship collision on the Mississippi River just outside of New Orleans. The Coast Guard received a report that a Maltese-ship lost power and steering near Gretna. It collided with another ship and barge that were docked at the International Matex... more »
  • USS Kidd to have scaled down 4th of July

    June 30, 2014 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The USS KIDD Veterans Memorial announced plans for a scaled-back Fourth of July celebration Monday. The annual Freedom Festival takes place Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Due to financial and security concerns, the Kidd will not stage an air raid as in years past... more »
  • 2nd diver dies in search of South Korean ferry

    May 30, 2014 3:03 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - A diver has died during the search for people still missing inside a sunken South Korean ferry. It's the second such death among divers mobilized since the ferry sank on April 16, leaving more than 300 people dead or missing. Government task force spokesman Ko Myung-seok... more »
  • 751-foot ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 16, 2014 6:03 AM

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A large ship has gone aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard says it has received reports of other ships dragging anchor due to high winds. Petty Officer First Class Brandyn Hill said the 751-foot vessel ended up in 15 feet of water... more »
  • Rail cars used to ship oil called "unacceptable"

    February 26, 2014 3:18 PM

    WASHINGTON- A federal safety official says the rail tank cars being used to ship crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region are an "unacceptable public risk," and even cars voluntarily upgraded by the industry "may not be sufficient." National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt told a House subcommittee Wednesday... more »
  • Dive signals more treasure at US pirate ship wreck

    September 7, 2013 10:52 AM

    BOSTON - A recent dive at the site of the only authenticated pirate ship wreck in U.S. waters has signaled the possible location of even greater treasures. Already 200,000 artifacts, from gold to guns, have been documented from the site of the Whydah, which sank during a ferocious storm off... more »
  • Carnival ship diverted to Alabama Cruise Terminal

    July 7, 2013 1:05 PM

    MOBILE, Ala.- Carnival Cruise Lines officials say a ship is being diverted from the Mississippi River in New Orleans to the Alabama Cruise Terminal after a tugboat sank on Saturday. Officials say the ship, named The Carnival Conquest, is expected to arrive at the terminal Sunday afternoon as U.S. Coast... more »
  • State Police: explosives shouldn't have been stored on USS Kidd check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 2, 2013 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Just days ahead of the Independence Day fireworks show, the USS KIDD war memorial was forced to remove explosive black powder being held on the ship. "This inspection was the result of two phone calls we received, our hazmat unit received, into potential violations into the... more »
  • Disabled Carnival ship leaves Alabama port

    May 8, 2013 3:20 PM

    MOBILE, Ala.- The Carnival Triumph is headed back to sea three months after limping into port following an engine room fire. The cruise ship left the Alabama Cruise Terminal in Mobile under its own power Wednesday after extensive work to repair damage from the fire. Triumph is now headed to... more »
  • FBI looks at cruise ship death out of Baltimore

    March 26, 2013 10:05 AM

    BALTIMORE - Royal Caribbean says the FBI is investigating a death aboard one of its cruise ships. The Enchantment of the Seas returned to Baltimore as scheduled Monday after a 62-year-old woman was found dead in her cabin Sunday. Royal Caribbean says it contacted the FBI and local... more »
  • Another Carnival ship experiences problems

    March 15, 2013 8:31 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. - For the second time this week, Carnival Cruise Lines says one of its ships has experienced problems during a cruise. On Friday, the company said a technical issue with one of the ship's thrusters is affecting the sailing speed of the Legend, forcing the cancellation of a... more »
  • Coast Guard: Cause of cruise ship fire was a leak

    February 18, 2013 2:07 PM

    MOBILE, Ala.- A leak in a fuel engine return line is to blame for a fire on the Carnival cruise ship Triumph, that's according to the Coast Guard. The fire paralyzed the ship, leaving it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico until tugboats towed it to Mobile. It... more »
  • 1st lawsuit already filed in cruise ship mishap

    February 15, 2013 4:20 PM

    MIAMI - The first lawsuit has been filed in the wake of the crippled Carnival Triumph cruise ship that left thousands of passengers in miserable conditions for days. Texas resident Cassie Terry sued Carnival Corp. on Friday in Miami federal court. The suit seeks unspecified damages, saying Terry feared for... more »
  • Cruise passengers arrive at home port in Texas

    February 15, 2013 8:49 AM

    GALVESTON, Texas- Weary passengers of the crippled Carnival cruise ship Triumph are returning to the ship's departure port in South Texas after five days at sea on a liner left powerless by an engine-room fire. Buses began arriving at the Port of Galveston on Friday morning after an eight-hour drive... more »
  • Disabled cruise ship arrives in Mobile Bay

    February 14, 2013 4:28 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The disabled Carnival cruise liner Triumph finally limped into Mobile Bay this afternoon, but is still hours away from it's final destination. The ship is 30 miles from the terminal, and has to navigate the tricky turns and cross currents in Mobile Bay without power. ... more »
  • Coast Guard: Disabled cruise ship is moving again

    February 14, 2013 2:42 PM

    MOBILE, Ala.- A disabled cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico is moving again toward the Alabama shore, after a towline broke and delayed the ship's slow journey, that's according to Coast Guard officials. A new tugboat has been secured, allowing the Carnival Triumph to continue its way to... more »
  • Expected arrival of disabled ship is pushed back

    February 14, 2013 10:27 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A Carnival spokesman says the towing of a disabled cruise ship that has been stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for days is taking longer than anticipated. Spokesman Vance Gulliksen says the Triumph is now expected to arrive alongside the cruise terminal in Mobile between 8 and... more »
  • Captain of wrecked Costa ship contests firing

    January 30, 2013 6:16 AM

    ROME - The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia is in an Italian court today to contest his firing. Francesco Schettino is challenging Costa Crociere SpA's decision to fire him after the Concordia ran aground off Tuscany Jan. 13, 2012, and capsized, killing 32 people. Court-appointed experts have blamed Schettino... more »
  • Barge hits Miss. River bridge: Oil cleanup ongoing

    January 28, 2013 8:49 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- The Coast Guard says a normally bustling stretch of the Mississippi River remains closed to barge and ship traffic as cleanup crews with booms work to remove an oily sheen near Vicksburg after a barge with 80,000 gallons of oil hit a railroad bridge last weekend. Coast Guard... more »
  • Tanker which hit Calif. bridge had no oil cargo

    January 7, 2013 4:32 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Officials say the ship that hit the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was not carrying oil as cargo, only fuel to power its engines. The ship struck a tower of the bridge's western span around 11:20 a.m. Monday. Coast Guard and transportation officials say there were no reports... more »
  • No oil spill seen at Shell drill ship in Alaska

    January 1, 2013 11:26 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An overnight Coast Guard flight over an Alaska drilling rig that ran aground in shallow water on New Year's Eve found no signs of a fuel spill. But officials at a unified command center run by the Coast Guard, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, state responders and others... more »
  • Search for tall ship captain goes into its 3rd day

    October 31, 2012 7:03 AM

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - The search for the captain of a tall ship that sank in the Atlantic during Sandy is in its third day. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill said Wednesday morning that a cutter searched for Robin Walbridge overnight and two C-130 planes would... more »
  • Coast Guard finds 1 missing crew member of ship

    October 29, 2012 5:23 PM

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - The Coast Guard says it has found one of the missing crew members of a tall ship that went down off the North Carolina coast, but she is unresponsive. Lt. Mike Patterson said crews are taking 42-year-old Claudene Christian to the hospital. The Coast Guard is... more »
  • 14 rescued, 2 missing from tall ship off NC

    October 29, 2012 10:30 AM

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Coast Guard has rescued 14 members of the crew forced to abandon the tall ship HMS Bounty caught in Hurricane Sandy off the North Carolina Outer Banks. The Coast Guard is searching for two other crew members. It corrected the total number of crew to 16... more »
  • Naval simulator gives Southern students edge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 9, 2012 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University Naval ROTC students won't have to leave the bluff next time they want to practice battle maneuvers or port navigation, thanks to the Mariner Skills simulator. The $90,000 simulator was purchased by the Navy to help train future sailors on nearly any ship in the... more »
  • Stowaway kitten

    July 12, 2012 7:44 PM

    A kitten survived a trip in a cargo container on a ship for the passage from Shanghai to Los Angeles. That's about 6,500 miles without food or water. The kitten was retrieved from the container at a business it was delivered to in the Los Angeles area. The kitten is... more »
  • Navy awards $212M contract to Textron in Slidell

    July 6, 2012 5:57 PM

    SLIDELL - The Navy has awarded a $212 million contract for a Textron Inc. facility in Slidell to design and build an amphibious landing craft called a "Ship-to-Shore Connector." Sen. Mary Landrieu's office said the contract announced Friday includes options that could make it worth as much as $570 million.... more »
  • "Costa Concordia" salvage plans

    May 18, 2012 11:23 AM

    ROME - The head of a U.S.-owned marine salvage company chosen to remove the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship from the waters off Tuscany is predicting the vessel will be ready for towing by early next year. Capt. Richard Habib is the managing director of Titan Salvage. ... more »
  • Shipwreck discovered off Gulf of Mexico

    May 18, 2012 11:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Gin bottles, cannons, muskets and ceramic dinnerware, some 200 years old, have been discovered at a shipwreck site in little-chartered waters off the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists say the site, about 200 miles off the coast and about 4,000 feet deep, is one of... more »
  • Ship operator pleads guilty in pollution probe

    March 9, 2012 6:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The operator of a cargo ship has pleaded guilty in New Orleans to violating federal pollution laws and obstruction of justice. A plea agreement entered Thursday calls for Athens, Greece-based Odysea Carriers to pay a $1.2 million criminal penalty. A community service organization in Louisiana would receive... more »
  • Disabled cruise ship docks in Seychelles port

    March 1, 2012 4:12 AM

    VICTORIA, Seychelles - A disabled cruise ship has docked in a Seychelles port after three days at sea without power. Passengers lined the railings and a few began to clap as the Costa Allegra drew close to the crowded dock Thursday morning. The Seychelles Red Cross has set up several... more »
  • Italy officials: Divers find 8 bodies in cruise ship wreckage

    February 22, 2012 11:05 AM

    ROME- Italian authorities say divers searching the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship have spotted four more bodies in a submerged section of a passenger deck. The national civil protection agency, which is monitoring the operation, said the bodies were sighted Wednesday afternoon, a few hours after four other bodies were... more »
  • Norovirus outbreak delays cruise ship

    February 6, 2012 3:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Port of New Orleans says a stomach virus outbreak delayed the departure of the cruise ship "Voyager of the Sea" this weekend. Spokesman Chris Bonura says the ship left a couple hours late Saturday. State epidemiologist Raoult Ratard says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... more »
  • Divers, crane in place for Italy ship fuel pumping

    January 24, 2012 6:29 AM

    ROME - Workers and equipment are moving into place to begin pumping out the half-million gallons of fuel from the toppled Costa Concordia before it spills into the pristine seas off Tuscany. A crew believed to be from the Dutch shipwreck salvage firm Smit was seen on the bow of... more »
  • Search teams suspend operations at stricken ship

    January 18, 2012 6:34 AM

    ROME (AP) - Search teams have suspended operations after an enormous cruise ship grounded and partially submerged off the coast of Tuscany shifted under turbulent seas. The Costa Concordia cruise liner had more than 4,200 passengers and crew on board when it slammed into the reef Friday off the tiny... more »
  • Whale research team focuses on oil spill

    July 21, 2011 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One of the world's most sophisticated whale research vessels is making a pit stop in Baton Rouge this week. The Ocean Alliance's Odyssey ship is stocked with high tech lab equipment made for studying whales. The group is on a five year research expedition to study the... more »
  • Stolen ship propeller damages road in Miss.

    April 11, 2011 3:17 PM

    LATIMER, Miss.- Authorities in southern Mississippi say a 400-pound ship's propeller damaged a newly paved road when a man tried to steal it by tying it to his truck and dragging it to a scrap yard. Jackson County Sheriff's Department investigators say 23-year-old Chad Hickson tried to steal the... more »
  • Cameron Ship Channel reopened after pipeline rupture

    April 1, 2011 3:29 PM

    CAMERON, La. - The Calcasieu Ship Channel has been reopened following a rupture of a natural gas pipeline. The Coast Guard says a dredging barge reported the rupture late Wednesday, forcing the channel's closure. The channel was reopened late Thursday after sonar scans of the pipeline showed no problems... more »
  • Ship channel closed by pipeline rupture

    March 31, 2011 4:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Calcasieu Ship Channel has been closed because of a ruptured petroleum pipeline near Cameron. The Coast Guard says a dredging barge reported the rupture late Wednesday, forcing the channel's closure. The Coast Guard says a crew that flew over Thursday did not see any... more »

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