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Tall ship ready for visitors in Boston

There will be more tours Sunday in Boston for what the U.S. Coast Guard says is the largest tall ship that flies the stars and stripes. Full story

Coast Guard rescues lobsterman adrift 12 hours

   A camera on a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter records a dramatic rescue after the man spent 12 hours in the water 40 miles off of Montauk, Long Island. The lobsterman is being treated for hypothermia and exposure.

The smugglers 'have become more brazen'

   The U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security and a Lieutenant Colonel working undercover for the California National Guard's Counter Drug Program talk patterns of maritime smuggling and their strategies to catch the criminals. 

700 pounds of illegally caught shrimp seized

The U.S. Coast Guard has seized 700 pounds of shrimp illegally caught in Louisiana on Monday. Full story

Boaters rescued after 4 days lost at sea

   Eight boaters, including two American teens, were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday after spending four days lost at sea off the coast of Honduras. NBC’s Thomas Roberts reports.

US rescue swimmers go through grueling training

   The elite group of rescue swimmers from the U.S. Coast Guard goes through training considered as grueling as Navy SEALs to join the small community charged with swimming into the face of danger. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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  HMS Bounty survivor speaks

HMS Bounty survivor, Douglas Faunt, tells the harrowing details his rescue by the U.S. Coast Guard after his ship sank during super storm Sandy.

  The Coast Guard's elite

See what it takes to become a Rescue Swimmer for the U.S. Coast Guard.  An exclusive look inside the Coast Guard Aviation Technical Training Center, Elizabeth City, N.C. 

  Carnival Dream Loses Power

The U.S. Coast Guard reports the Carnival Dream has lost power, and the ship is docked in Saint Maarten, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  HMS Bounty Rescued But Captain Remains Missing

Captain Gordon Loebl, U.S. Coast Guard, discusses rescue and recovery efforts at sea after Super Storm Sandy.

  New Gulf sheen consistant with Horizon well oil

The U.S. Coast Guard is indicating that a new oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico is consistant with the same kind of oil that is produced by the Deepwater Horizon well. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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