CGNewsTip: America’s Ship-Tracking Challenge

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The federally mandated national system is estimated to cost $200 million, but some mariners have already set one up from Maine to New York – for $50,000. The US Coast Guard was mandated by Congress in 2002 to enhance the security of the nation’s ports and waterways through a Nationwide...

Three Boaters Rescued in Tillamook Bay

SEATTLE – Two teens and one adult were rescued today after their canoe capsized in Tillamook Bay. The three boaters from St. Helens, Ore., who were wearing life jackets, were found holding onto buoy 14 when the 23-foot rescue boat crew from Tillamook Bay arrived. The two man boat crew transported the boaters to shore where civilian emergency medical technicians diagnosed them with mild hypothermia...

Maritime Security Zones Enforced for USS Gridley and Super Bowl Festivities

MIAMI – As a result of the arrival of the Navy vessel, USS Gridley (DDG 101), and NFL Super Bowl festivities located at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami, the Coast Guard will establish two security zones starting Saturday and remain in effect until Feb. 10. The Coast Guard and its partners will also enforce the Naval Vessel Protection Zone around the Gridley as it transits to its mooring and...

Merchant Ship Rescues 14 Senegal Sailors Off Cape Cod

NEW YORK-Fourteen Senegal nationals arrived in Brooklyn today aboard a merchant ship after being plucked from their 60-foot catamaran about 800 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass., Saturday afternoon. All 14 rescued, reportedly in good physical condition, were placed in the care of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command Center received a distress report and diverted...

Cartoon Network Promotion Terrorizes Boston

BOSTON – The Coast Guard re-opened the closed portion of the Charles River, from the Museum of Science to the Boston Harbor locks, 5 p.m. today. The river was closed after suspicious packages were reported on the Longfellow and Boston University Bridges about 1 p.m. today. Coast Guard Cutter Flyingfish, homeported in Boston, patrolled Boston Harbor near the locks to ensure no waterway traffic...

CGNewsTip: Boat Refugees Rescued Off East Coast

Boat Refugees Rescued Off East Coast NEW YORK — Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection officials met a freighter off the Brooklyn coast on Wednesday to question 14 African men who had been rescued at sea. Customs officials said the men, who range in age from 23 to 43, were on a British registered yacht about 800 nautical miles east of Cape Cod when they called for help due to weather...

Cargo Vessel Hyundai Confidence Update

JUNEAU, Alaska – The cargo vessel Hyundai Confidence has conducted repairs and is again under its own power. The injured crewmen have been reported as being in stable condition, and are not requesting Coast Guard assistance. Coast Guard assets have been released from the case, and the Hyundai Confidence is continuing with its cargo to Los Angeles. The cause of the engine problem Tuesday is unknown...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear Returns Home from Law Enforcement Patrol

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Cutter Bear is scheduled to return to ISC Portsmouth today following a 66-day law enforcement patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The highlight of the patrol came when the crew of the Bear detected a vessel on radar December 19 and flew a deployed MH-68 Sting Ray helicopter based out of Jacksonville, Fla., to identify the large fishing vessel. With permission of the...

Tank Barge Successfully Refloated in Raritan Bay

NEW YORK–A tank barge that ran aground outside the channel in Raritan Bay near Wards Point Bend successfully re-floated at 5:05 a.m. today. Reinauer Transportation conducted lightering operations throughout the night, and with the rising tide in the morning they were able to free the grounded vessel. The barge George Morris was being towed out to sea by the tug Rowan M. McAllister carrying 50,000...