Coast Guard requesting feedback on proposed anchorages along Hudson River

Coast Guard requesting feedback on proposed anchorages along Hudson River
NEW YORK — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public participation in the discussion of possible additional anchorage grounds for commercial vessels on the Hudson River to promote navigational safety. Ten sites from Yonkers to Kingston have been identified as potential anchorages. On June 9, 2016, the Coast Guard published an Advance Notice to Proposed Rulemaking in a federal registry notice found...

Coast Guard tests communication equipment during Cascadia Rising exercise

Coast Guard tests communication equipment during Cascadia Rising exercise
Chief Petty Officer Mark Bigsby from Coast Guard Base Seattle, operates a deployable contigency communications system near Ellensburg, Wash. June 7, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Marshall Wilson. Ellensburg, Wash. – Seattle-based Coast Guardsmen successfully tested deployable contingency communications systems during Cascadia Rising 2016 exercise, Tuesday near Ellensburg. Communications...

Coast Guard suspends search after VMRC locates deceased kayaker

Coast Guard suspends search after VMRC locates deceased kayaker
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Saturday for a kayaker in the York River south of Belleview. Coast Guard air and boat crews began searching after 2 p.m., joining crews from James City County, Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. A VMRC crew located the deceased kayaker using side scan sonar at about 5:15 p.m., and...

Coast Guard cheers on one of their own at Invictus Games 2016

Coast Guard cheers on one of their own at Invictus Games 2016
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell, Command Master Chief Leilani Cale-Jones, Deputy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, and Petty Officer 1st Class Evan Ward, Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year, pose for a photo with Petty Officer 3rd Class Krissy Esget, a retired Coast Guard member participating in the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, May...

Coast Guard ends “Bubble man’s” journey after two days

Coast Guard ends "Bubble man's" journey after two days
After only two days of an endurance running feat that would have taken him past the Bahamas, Haiti and Cuba afloat in a handcrafted bubble, ultra marathoner Ray “Reza” Baluchi has ended his trek on the advice of authorities. Ray “Reza” Baluchi left from Pompano Beach on Friday and was picked up Sunday by the U.S. Coast Guard near Fort Pierce, cutting short what...

Coast Guard rescues three men from Columbia River South Jetty, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues three men from Columbia River South Jetty, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard air crew rescued three men who became stranded after walking about a mile out onto the Columbia River South Jetty, Thursday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton hoisted the men and safely transported to them to emergency medical personnel for evaluation at the station. “We highly advise anyone to stay off and away from...

Communications down at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center

Communications down at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center
WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s communication network is currently down following a storm along the Oregon Coast. Watchstanders at the Sector Columbia River Command Center announced Thursday morning that communications are down at the center and they are currently working with other government agencies to assist with communication capabilities until systems are back online. “We...

Coast Guard seeks public comment on special anchorage area in Marina Del Rey

Coast Guard seeks public comment on special anchorage area in Marina Del Rey
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The 11th Coast Guard District invites the public to comment on a proposal to amend the shape and reduce the size of the special anchorage area in Marina Del Rey Harbor. Additionally, the Coast Guard proposes to clarify language in the note section of the existing regulation. The comment period will be open until April 14, 2016. Detailed information concerning the proposal can be...

Over 1,500 Coast Guardsmen have died keeping US waters safe (sponsored)

Over 1,500 Coast Guardsmen have died keeping US waters safe (sponsored)
Help us in honoring those who have paid the price for our freedom. The Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation is gathering donations to build a memorial in recognition of the over 1,500 Coast Guardsmen who have given their lives in the performance of duty. The memorial is planned for construction on the grounds of Training Center Cape May, NJ, the current birthplace of the service’s enlisted...