Several boaters had to leap to safety when their luxury cruiser went up in flames off the coast of Mississippi.
The floundering yacht had four crew members who had been on a jaunt from Bermuda to Connecticut.
The migrants, at least some from Haiti, were making the dangerous boat journey to the U.S. that continues to claim lives.
The 43-year-old man jumped from the ship as it was returning to Port Canaveral, Florida, from a trip through the Caribbean.
Over 11,000 pounds of cocaine and 4,000 pounds of marijuana seized across at least eight incidents were offloaded in San Diego on Thursday.
Over 150 migrants were taken into custody for interviews and were processed for removal according to officials.
Around 54,500 pounds of cocaine and nearly 16,000 pounds of marijuana were confiscated by the Coast Guard.
A 32-year-old woman went overboard from the Carnival Valor cruise ship about 150 miles offshore of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.
Four teenagers are understood to have been aboard the aircraft when it crashed.
Homeland Security has launched a "parallel" criminal investigation alongside the search and rescue mission.
The U.S. Coast Guard said a "good Samaritan" saved a man clinging to a capsized vessel near Florida's Fort Pierce Inlet on Tuesday morning.
The Coast Guard reported that 39 people are believed missing after the boat capsized due to weather on Saturday night.
The Coast Guard searched more than 2,200 square miles, and while the ship was found in May, the crew has yet to be found.
The three suspects were charged with causing an accident at sea, intentional manslaughter and membership in a criminal organization.
One vessel went down near the southern Greek island of Folegandros on Tuesday night, and a sailboat sank off the country's southern coast on Thursday.
The woman went overboard from the balcony of her stateroom aboard the Carnival cruise ship near Ensenada, Mexico.
The woman is believed to have fallen from the fifth-floor balcony.
Police said the unidentified woman in her late 60s who died in the car appears to have driven into the river on purpose, and the investigation is ongoing.
The eight-month-old pup had been thrown into freezing water when her owner's fishing vessel capsized near Sitkalidak Island.
Crew members were rescued safely after the 2019 capsizing, but the ship was a complete loss costing more than $204 million.
The culprit could be among thousands of ships that passed through the area in the past year, authorities said.
The cargo ship Rotterdam Express, was anchored closest to where the pipeline ruptured and appeared to have made unusual movements leading up to the break.
Amplify Energy, which runs the pipeline, did not report the leak until a ship first noticed a potential spill.
Huntington Beach officials said an offshore oil production operation leaked some 126,000 gallons of oil into the ocean.
Video showed the Coast Guard hoisting the man from the vessel into a helicopter to be taken to the hospital in critical condition.
The bundle of cocaine was turned in by a "Good Samaritan," police said.
Ship-tracking software showed Taiwan Coast Guard vessels sailing into the Pacific on Tuesday and Wednesday, but no U.S. Coast Guard ships were detected nearby.
"This is the largest illicit drug offload in Coast Guard history. It's historic," USCG Vice Admiral Steven Poulin said.
"We have oil recovery operations happening on the water and oil recovery happening on the beach," a Coast Guard spokesman said.
The cutter was working on a 72-day-patrol in the Caribbean Sea in order to perform counter-drug and migration operations.