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Report: Transocean contributed to Gulf disaster

Flaws in Transocean Ltd.'s emergency training and equipment and a poor safety culture contributed to the deadly Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion that led to the Gulf oil spill, according to a Coast Guard report released Friday. Full story

Cuba denies fault in loss of Haiti-bound aid barge

Cuba's Transportation Ministry on Thursday denied claims by a U.S. housing company that the island nation is to blame for the loss of a barge carrying humanitarian aid to Haiti. Full story

NKoreans accuse South of kidnapping, beatings

Weeping and shaking their fists, North Koreans released last month after being held by South Korea for 50 days claimed Thursday they were beaten, imprisoned and pressured to defect after the South's coast guard raided and seized their fishing boat. Full story

Duck boats returning to Philly after fatal crash

Duck boat tours will return to the Delaware River in Philadelphia on Thursday, more than nine months after a collision between a tourist boat and a barge killed two exchange students. Full story

Girl, 16, survives leap from Golden Gate Bridge

A 16-year-old girl has survived a fall from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, officials said. Full story

Coast Guard, company dispute Cuba barge incident

The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that it never sought to enter Cuban waters to recover a stranded barge, contradicting an American company's account of an incident that resulted in the loss of $2 million in building supplies bound for Haiti. Full story

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US company in Haiti blames Cuba for loss of barge

Barge mishap shuts segment of Upper Mississippi River

Pirates hijack oil tanker off east Africa

Oily sheen, 'goop' spotted in Gulf of Mexico

Restaurant gone adrift to head back to shore

Expert: U.S. can't handle Alaska offshore oil spills

Missing boat with 5 Americans lands in Philippines

Boat with 5 Americans found in Philippines

Coast Guard investigating diesel spill in Boston harbor

Coast Guard: Little seafloor oil from Gulf spill


  Surveying the tsunami damage in Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard is surveying damage done to one of the world's largest Marine reserves by the recent tsunami. KHNL's Brooks Baehr reports.

  Tsunami fears spread

Dr. Charles Merguerian talks about the effects of the tsunami from Japan to the Western coast of the U.S.

  Coast Guard ships seeking safe harbor

Coast Guard Lt. Gene Maestas tells TODAY’s Meredith Vieira that all Coast Guard ships and commercial mariners are heading offshore in Hawaii

  Coast Guard sounding sirens, working phones

Coast Guard Lt. Gene Maestas speaks with TODAY’s Ann Curry about how they are warning and evacuating residents of the Hawaiian Islands.

  Black female chopper pilot soars above stereotypes

"The Grio's 100" series profiles African Americans who are making history every day--among them LaShanda Holmes, who overcame tremendous hurdles to become the Coast Guard's first black female chopper pilot. NBC's Ron Mott reports.

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The deepwater horizon oil rig burns on Wednesday (AP file)
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