Passengers on the Carnival Triumph are in close quarters and with reports of sewage issues and deteriorating conditions on board, the threat of illness is a strong possibility.
For nearly four days, passengers have experienced what they say are miserable conditions. Lafayette Doctor Indria Gautam says one of the... more »
AVONDALE, La. (AP) - The USS Somerset - the last of three Navy ships named for 9/11 attack sites - was christened Saturday in honor of the passengers and crew of the plane that crashed short of terrorists' intended target after passengers stormed the cockpit. Instead of hitting a target... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - 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... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man who served as chief engineer on a ship that came into port in southeast Louisiana last October has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Coast Guard in a pollution investigation. Philippines citizen Pedro Guerrero faces up to five years in prison and... more »
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Coast Guard says the stricken cruise ship carrying thousands of passengers is on course to rendezvous with several more tug boats off the coast of California. Petty officer Rachel Polish says the ship is being pulled by tugs and should reach the meeting site about... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal official leading the Gulf oil spill cleanup says a new containment cap and an additional ship collecting oil could effectively contain the spill as early as Monday. National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Friday that the work to replace a leaky containment cap on... more »
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Coast Guard has reopened a portion
of the Mississippi River near St. Joseph, La., after a collision of
two towing vessels on Tuesday.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers located a sunken barge and at 1
p.m., the Coast Guard... more »
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's military scrambled naval vessels to the western waters near the disputed maritime border with rival North Korea late Friday after an explosion ripped a hole in the bottom of a military ship, officials and news reports said. The ship, on a routine patrolling... more »