Coast Guard

US Coast Guard Plans To Use Voice Recognition To Stop Prank Calls

International Business Times

The U.S. Coast Guard has seen an uptick in the number of fake distress calls it has received in recent months and is looking to counter the problem with voice recognition technology, the Verge reported.

US Coast Guard, CMU Team On Hoax Caller Crackdown - InformationWeek


Hoax callers are a special kind of jerk. At best they can cause their targets emotional distress. At worst they can cause or incite property destruction and even divert scarce resources from real emergencies where they are needed to save lives.

Over 3,300 more migrants Italy-bound after rescue off Libya

The Japan Times

ROME – A total of 3,324 migrants were rescued off Libya Sunday in 26 different operations, the Italian coast guard said, bringing to more than 10,000 the total saved since Thursday.

Undersea robots find key clue to a mysterious shipwreck


Robots just helped shed light on a maritime tragedy. The US Coast Guard, National Transportation Safety Board and Woods Hole Oceanographic have used both an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and a fiber-controlled craft to find the voyage data recorder of the El Faro, a cargo ship that sank near the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin last October. That's no mean feat when its remains are 15,000 feet deep, and the recorder is roughly the size of a coffee can. The recovery should not only help explain the exact circumstances of the El Faro's final moments, but provide some closure to the families of the 33 crew members that lost their lives.