Coast Guard upgrades port conditions along Gulf Coast

Coast Guard upgrades port conditions along Gulf Coast
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); TAMPA, Fla. – The Coast Guard upgraded port conditions along the Gulf Coast Wednesday due to the expectation of Tropical Storm Hermine to produce gale force winds within 48 hours. Capt. Holly Najarian, Sector St. Petersburg Captain of the Port, established Port Condition YANKEE for Tarpon Springs...

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg sets Port Condition X-RAY

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg sets Port Condition X-RAY
TAMPA, Fla. – The Coast Guard established Port Condition X-RAY for the ports of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Manatee Tuesday due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of 25 mph and gusts up to 40 mph generated by Tropical Storm Hermine that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while X-RAY...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray in NC waters

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray in NC waters
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina has set Port Condition X-Ray for all navigable waterways in the North Carolina COTP Zone in preparation for the anticipated weather impact of Tropical Storm Hermine. Gale Force winds (34 knots or 39 mph) are predicted along the coast of North Carolina within 48 hours. Port Condition X-Ray means pleasure craft are advised to seek safe...

Coast Guard Sector Charleston sets port condition X-RAY

Coast Guard Sector Charleston sets port condition X-RAY
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard upgraded port conditions in Charleston Wednesday due to the expectation of Tropical Storm Hermine that may produce gale force winds within 48 hours. Capt. Gary Tomasulo, Sector Charleston Captain of the Port, established Port Condition X-RAY for the ports of Charleston, Brunswick, Savannah, coastal South Carolina and coastal Georgia. Port conditions are a series...

Coast Guard rescues future Coastie from flipped boat in Galveston Bay

Coast Guard rescues future Coastie from flipped boat in Galveston Bay
Nick Hunter stands with Station Houston 29-foot boat crew that rescued him after his boat flipped near an island in Galveston Bay. Hunter is reported to be shipping off to Coast Guard boot camp later in September. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Houston HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Wednesday, after their boat flipped over near an island in Galveston Bay, 5 miles off...

Coast Guard prepares to close Hawaii County commercial ports ahead of Hurricane Madeline

Coast Guard prepares to close Hawaii County commercial ports ahead of Hurricane Madeline
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Honolulu anticipates closing Hawaii County ports to all traffic at 8 p.m. HST today. Vessels transiting within the vicinity of the Hawaiian Island harbors should seek sheltered waters until storm conditions subside and the COTP has deemed the ports safe to reopen. Port closures: Hawaii County — Hilo Harbor, Kawaihae Harbor – Anticipate...

Coast Guard medevacs diver near Santa Barbara Island

Coast Guard medevacs diver near Santa Barbara Island
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a diver after he was reported to be experiencing stroke like symptoms near Sana Barbara Island, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach operations center received a call at 9:40 a.m., from the commercial dive vessel Peace, reporting that an individual aboard was experiencing stroke like symptoms. They reported that two...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to ferry collision with kayakers

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to ferry collision with kayakers
NEW YORK — Coast Guard and partner agency crews responded to a collision between a New York Waterways ferry and 11 kayakers on the Hudson River Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 5:50 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a call from the master aboard the ferry Jersey City, reporting a collision between the ferry and 11 kayakers near Pier 79 in Manhattan. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs diver near Anacapa Island

Coast Guard medevacs diver near Anacapa Island
Coast Guard crews medically evacuate a diver after he was reported to surface unconscious and unresponsive near Anacapa Island on August 30, 2016. (Photo by Coast Guard Station Channel islands Harbor) LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a diver after he was reported to surface unconscious and unresponsive near Anacapa Island, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long...