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The wake of a supply vessel heading toward a working platform crosses over an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in 2015. The Coast Guard says it has contained the oil spill. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Prosecutors say these are some of the drugs found in Christopher Hasson's Silver Spring, Md., apartment. He was arrested on weapons and drug charges and is accused of plotting to kill prominent Americans. U.S. Attorney's Office/Getty Images hide caption

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John Gallagher in his truck in Fayetteville, N.C. "We've just been taking dispatch calls for swift water rescues, rescuing animals, missing persons," Gallagher said. Maddalena Richards/NPR hide caption

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The Cajun Navy: Heroes Or Hindrances In Hurricanes?

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Salvage equipment to remove the capsized duck boat is transported to a staging area at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo. The U.S. Coast Guard oversaw the operation on Monday. Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff/U.S. Coast Guard District 8 hide caption

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Coral Bay, on the eastern end of St. John, is home to an active sailing community. For months, the Coast Guard has been using a crane boat and barge to retrieve sunken vessels. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Jennifer Appel (left) and Tasha Fuiava are interviewed aboard the USS Ashland in the South Pacific on Oct. 25. They were rescued after reportedly drifting for months while trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/AP hide caption

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Sally Snowman atop Boston Light. She is one of the last lighthouse keepers in the country — but the only one with the Coast Guard. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Keeper Of Boston Light Reflects On America's First Lighthouse

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U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Mark Fedor speaks to the media about the sinking of the container ship El Faro. The Coast Guard has concluded that the ship sank after encountering Hurricane Joaquin on Thursday. Getty Images hide caption

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