Pennsylvania-native Coast Guardsman retires after 26 years military service in Navy, Coast Guard

Pennsylvania-native Coast Guardsman retires after 26 years military service in Navy, Coast Guard
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); CLEVELAND — A Pennsylvania native retired Monday at the Willoughby Hills Community Center in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, after serving a combined 26 years in the Navy and Coast Guard. Chief Petty Officer Michael S. Dugas, originally from Slovan, Pa., served his last tour of duty as the operations unit...

Coast Guard assists 2 separate disabled vessels in Lake Superior

Coast Guard assists 2 separate disabled vessels in Lake Superior
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted two separate disabled vessels in Lake Superior late Sunday night, towing the vessels to local marinas. At 8:53 p.m., a rescue boat crew, aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Bayfield, Wis., responded to an urgent marine information broadcast issued by the harbor master at Saxon Harbor, which is located on Lake Superior’s Oronto...

Coast Guard responding to sunken tug in Lake Union, Washington

Coast Guard responding to sunken tug in Lake Union, Washington
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is responding to a 72-foot tug that reportedly sank at its pier on Lake Union near Seattle, Monday. Response crews have deployed boom and absorbent pads around the sunken tug Iver to reduce the spread of any fuel released from the vessel. The 72-foot tug Iver lies in approximately 16 feet of water after sinking at the pier at Mariner Properties on Lake Union near...

U.S. Coast Guard publishes final rule for nontank vessel response plans

U.S. Coast Guard publishes final rule for nontank vessel response plans
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday publication of the final rule to increase pollution response preparedness for nontank vessels carrying oil in U.S. waters. The final rule establishes the content of oil discharge response plans so nontank vessel owners and operators understand how to comply with the preparation and submission requirements of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation...

Coast Guard closes Tillamook Bay bar entrance

Coast Guard closes Tillamook Bay bar entrance
SEATTLE. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., issued the closure of the Tillamook Bay bar entrance due to hazardous conditions at 9 p.m. Sunday. The bar closure applies to all vessels and any request to transit the bars prior to reopening must be approved by the Captain of the Port. Mariners may contact the Coast Guard on VHF-FM Channel 16 for further information...

Coast Guard urges caution along California Coast

Coast Guard urges caution along California Coast
SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard is warning beach goers and boaters to exercise extreme caution while operating along the Northern California Coast through Monday evening. The National Weather Service has issued a rough bar advisory from 11 p.m. Sunday evening until 9 p.m. Monday extending from Point Reyes to Monastery State Beach near Carmel. It is forecasted that large swells, locally in the...

Coast Guard closes Umpqua River and Coos Bay bar entrances

Coast Guard closes Umpqua River and Coos Bay bar entrances
SEATTLE. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector North Bend in North Bend, Ore., issued the closure of the Umpqua River and Coos Bay bar entrances due to hazardous conditions Sunday evening. The bar closure applies to all vessels and any request to transit the bars prior to reopening must be approved by the Captain of the Port. Mariners may contact the Coast Guard on VHF-FM Channel 16 for...

From the Bridge Wing 9-30-2013

From the Bridge Wing 9-30-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1899 – First Navy wireless message was sent via the Lighthouse Service Station at Highlands of Navesink, New Jersey. 1943 – Coast Guard Cutter E.M. Wilcox foundered off Nags Head, NC. One crewman was lost. 1949 – The rank of Commodore, established in 1943 as a wartime measure, was terminated by the President under the provisions of an Act of Congress...

Coast Guard closes Depoe Bay and Siuslaw River bar entrances

Coast Guard closes Depoe Bay and Siuslaw River bar entrances
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, issued the closure of the Depoe Bay and Siuslaw bar entrances due to hazardous conditions at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The bar closure applies to all vessels and any request to transit the bars prior to reopening must be approved by the Captain of the Port. Mariners may contact the Coast Guard on VHF-FM Channel 16...