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Coast Guard sinks Japan tsunami ‘ghost ship’

The US Coast Guard sunk a Japanese “ghost ship” with bursts of heavy gunfire when it drifted into Alaskan waters more than a year after being set adrift by a devastating tsunami. The deserted trawler, seen as a shipping hazard, was first spotted off the coast of Canada on March…

U.S. coastguard rescues injured from stricken yacht

The US Coast Guard have rescued two injured crew members from a yacht hit by a “monstrous foaming swell” in the Pacific, in an operation made more complicated by bad weather, officials said. A 29-year-old man and 50-year-old woman were transferred from the 68-foot (21-meter) “Geraldton Western Australia” — which was taking…

Russian ship to pump fuel to ice-bound Alaska port

A Russian ship carrying vital fuel to a remote Alaskan port could finally deliver its load Saturday after battling through some 300 miles (480 km) of Arctic ice, the US Coast Guard said. Helped by a US Coast Guard ice-breaker, the Russian tanker Renda was within seven miles of the…

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