Jun 29, 2015

Italian Coast Guard: Single-day joint effort rescues 2,900 migrants

Italian Coast Guard ships and vessels from a multination naval mission and humanitarian organizations rescued at least 2,900 migrants Sunday from 21 boats launched by smugglers from Libyan shores, authorities said. The coast guard said the rescues were carried out by military vessels from ...

Police, Coast Guard hold first joint island defense drill

Jun 3, 2015

Police, Coast Guard hold first joint island defense drill

Police and the Japan Coast Guard held their first joint drill on handling an illegal landing by foreigners on a remote Japanese island, following the arrival of many suspected Chinese fishing boats in waters near Japan’s Ogasawara Islands last fall. The joint drill was ...

Philippine, Japanese coast guards hold anti-piracy drills

May 6, 2015

Philippine, Japanese coast guards hold anti-piracy drills

Philippine and Japanese coast guard teams staged an anti-piracy drill on Wednesday, featuring the storming of a cargo vessel after a mock hijack, in a show of maritime cooperation between the two nations amid rising tension in Asian waters. Both nations face a challenge ...

Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

Mar 5, 2015

Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday. Rescue vessels, including from Italy’s coast guard and navy, and three cargo ships saved ...

Feb 18, 2015

U.S. Coast Guard searching Hawaii waters for Japanese student

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a Japanese student reported overboard from a fishing vessel off Hawaii. The 17-year-old male, whose name was not immediately available, was reported overboard from the Japanese training vessel Hokuho Maru about 225 km southwest of Kauai. The ...