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A month after the U.S. Coast Guard released its final report on the sinking of cargo freighter El Faro, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said he plans to file legislation.

But Nelson isn’t clear on exactly when or what kinds of measures he’d like to see implemented legislatively for a safer shipping industry.


Two years to the day after the American cargo ship the SS El Faro sank in a major hurricane off the Bahamas, killing all 33 people on board, U.S. Coast Guard investigators in Jacksonville made public their assessment of the disaster and called for widespread institutional reforms. 

The brother of one of El Faro’s able bodied seamen who died when the ship went down is speaking out after the release of a 200-page report from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Board of Investigation.


Puerto Rico woke up Thursday morning to catastrophic damage and flooding after Hurricane Maria. The major storm roared across the Caribbean island on Wednesday, and the devastation – especially power outages – is island-wide.

Coast Guard Searching For Missing Plane

Feb 13, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a small plane the failed to show up at it destination along Florida's Gulf coast.

The U.S. Coast Guard says searchers have spotted a "debris field" of items belonging to a family last seen in a 29-foot sailboat off Florida's southwest coast.

The Coast Guard has rescued a former Navy pilot who spent 20 hours treading water in the Gulf of Mexico after falling out of his boat without a lifejacket.

A new report released by the U.S. Coast Guard says more Floridians are involved in boating accidents than anywhere else in the nation.

There were close to 700 accidents and 70 deaths on boats last year statewide.