Coast Guard Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions

Coast Guard Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW ORLEAN — The Coast Guard has issued a number of river closures and restrictions in response to floods in the Midwest. To keep the public and professional mariners apprised of changes to river traffic, the 8th District will continue to issue press releases capturing all closures and restrictions...

Astoria-based Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns from 52-Day Multi-mission Patrol

Astoria-based Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns from 52-Day Multi-mission Patrol
ASTORIA , Ore. — A local Coast Guard cutter crew returned home Sunday following a 52-day patrol near California and Mexico where they conducted a variety of missions including living marine resource management, migrant interdiction, search and rescue, counter-narcotics and promoted international cooperation. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast protected the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone, restriction on Mississippi River

Coast Guard establishes safety zone, restriction on Mississippi River
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Coast Guard has restricted traffic on the Mississippi River from mile marker 110 near Chester, Illinois to mile marker 34 near Billings Landing, Missouri, Wednesday. Capt. Richard Timme, Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley commander and Captain of the Port, restricted vessel traffic between mile markers 110 and 34 to ensure passing marine traffic does not put additional pressure...

Coast Guard issues high water safety advisory on Lower Mississippi River

Coast Guard issues high water safety advisory on Lower Mississippi River
MEMPHIS – The Coast Guard issued a high water safety advisory on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 869, near Caruthersville, Missouri to mile marker 303, near Natchez, Mississippi, Thursday. Capt. Timothy Wendy, commander, Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River and Captain of the Port, issued the high water safety advisory in response to the rising river level. Sector Lower Mississippi...

Coast Guard closes portion of Illinois River to all traffic

Coast Guard closes portion of Illinois River to all traffic
ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard has closed a portion of the Illinois River from mile marker 0 to 50, to all traffic, due to hazardous conditions on the final 50 miles of the river, prior to where it joins the Mississippi River. Capt. Martin Malloy, Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River commander and captain of the port, closed the portion of the river from Hardin, Illinois to Grafton, Illinois due...

We Remember: K9C Sinbad

We Remember: K9C Sinbad
The grave of K9C Sinbad at Barnegat Light Station. In 1938, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell adopted a mixed-breed puppy. Little did they know that their canine companion would become a world famous Coast Guard veteran. He was, literally, a member of the crew, complete with all the necessary enlistment forms and other official paperwork, uniforms, and his own bunk. He sailed on board the...

Coast Guard to establish safety zones in Northern California for upcoming New Year’s Eve fireworks

Coast Guard to establish safety zones in Northern California for upcoming New Year’s Eve fireworks
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard will establish temporary safety zones beginning Thursday in designated Northern California waters for the upcoming New Year’s Eve firework displays. The safety zones may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users. A 700-foot safety zone radius will be established around the Tower Bridge in West Sacramento, which will be in effect Thursday...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from beach on Quinault Indian Reservation in Washington

Coast Guard medevacs woman from beach on Quinault Indian Reservation in Washington
Medical personnel assists a 59-year-old woman suffering from symptoms of a heart attack on Grenville Point Beach at the bottom of a bluff on the Quinault Indian Reservation, Dec. 30, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. David Bartram) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a woman from a beach on the Quinault Indian Reservation after the woman reportedly showed symptoms of a heart attack,...

Coast Guard to establish Southern California safety zones for upcoming New Year’s Eve fireworks

Coast Guard to establish Southern California safety zones for upcoming New Year’s Eve fireworks
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard will establish several temporary safety zones beginning Thursday, in designated Southern California waters for the upcoming New Year’s Eve firework displays. The safety zones may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users. The safety zones will include a 350-foot radius around the Carnival Cruise Pier fireworks launch site, which will...