The United States Coast Guard plans a controlled burn to remove spilled oil in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Rescue operations commence after the Seacor Marine lift boat MV "Seacor Power" sinks off the coast of Louisiana, United States. Coast Guard officials say that six of the crew have been rescued and the remaining twelve are missing.
The United States Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard halt a massive search and rescue operation for seven Marines and Navy sailors who went missing on Thursday off the coast of San Clemente Island in California. All the missing are now presumed dead.
A United States Army Combat Aviation Brigade UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashes off the coast of Hawaii, with five people on board. A United States Coast Guard-led search for the missing is underway.
Two nearby boats, responding to a Coast Guard emergency broadcast, rescue 46 people from the sinking 220-foot "Alaska Juris" fishing boat in the Bering Sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands. There are no reports of injuries; all on board were wearing survival suits.
The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NSTB) has asked the U.S. Navy to resume the search ended by the U.S. Coast Guard for the merchant vessel SS "El Faro" believed lost on October 7 during Hurricane Joaquin. The loss of the ship — with its crew of 33 hands — is regarded as “the worst U.S. merchant marine disaster of recent memory.”