Coast Guard advising mariners, boaters of shallow water in Charlotte Harbor, Fla.

Coast Guard advising mariners, boaters of shallow water in Charlotte Harbor, Fla.
The U.S. Coast Guard is advising mariners of changes to the Aids to Navigation system in Boca Grande Channel in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, starting Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The Coast Guard must redesign the aids to navigation system in the Boca Grande Channel, offshore of Charlotte County due to significant shoaling and changing water depths; the floating aids to navigation currently in place do not...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from water near North Jetty in Charleston, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues 3 from water near North Jetty in Charleston, Ore.
A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Coos Bay tows an overturned boat into Charleston Harbor, Feb. 13, 2016.(U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Coos Bay) WARRENTON, Ore. — Two Coast Guard boatcrews rescued three people after their boat overturned near the North Jetty in Charleston, Oregon, Saturday morning. All three people, two males and one female, were...

Coast Guard urges Northeast fishermen to heed caution in extreme cold, wind chills

Coast Guard urges Northeast fishermen to heed caution in extreme cold, wind chills
BOSTON – The Coast Guard is urging the Massachusetts and Rhode Island fishing fleet to take caution heading into the weekend when life threatening temperatures and wind chills are forecasted. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for 4 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday for our area. The wind chill temperatures are expected to be 20 to 30 degrees below zero. These wind chill temperatures...

Coast Guard suspends search for aircrew from a downed aircraft near Destin

Coast Guard suspends search for aircrew from a downed aircraft near Destin
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for the missing crew of a downed aircraft off Henderson Beach near Destin, Florida, at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 8 p.m. that a single engine aircraft crashed into the water about half a mile off Henderson Beach. They directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station...

Captain of the port of Baltimore sets ice condition 3

Captain of the port of Baltimore sets ice condition 3
BALTIMORE — The captain of the port for the Port of Baltimore set ice condition three Friday and cautions mariners to be aware of ice formation within the Coast Guard Sector Baltimore COTP zone. Ice condition three is set when weather conditions are favorable for the formation of ice in navigable waters. Within the Sector Baltimore COTP zone, navigable waters typically affected by early ice formation...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans respond to disabled fishing boat 30 miles south of Block Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritans respond to disabled fishing boat 30 miles south of Block Island
A 45-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Point Judith escorts the disabled fishing boat Lois Virginia into Point Judith Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. BOSTON — The Coast Guard assisted two people aboard the 50-foot fishing boat Lois Virginia Thursday after the boat became disabled 31 miles south of Block Island. The crew aboard Lois Virginia used a VHF-FM radio to contact Coast Guard watchstanders...

Titans of Mavericks Surf Competition scheduled for Friday

Titans of Mavericks Surf Competition scheduled for Friday
SAN FRANCISCO — The Titans of Mavericks Surf Competition is a one-day “Big Wave” surfing competition scheduled to occur Friday between 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the vicinity of Pillar Point. The competition only occurs when 15-20 foot waves are sustained for over 24-hours. The dynamic nature of breaking surf in the vicinity of the event creates inherent hazards for both participants and...

Coast Guard assists 2 fishermen aboard fishing vessel taking on water north of Depoe Bay, Ore.

Coast Guard assists 2 fishermen aboard fishing vessel taking on water north of Depoe Bay, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard assisted two fishermen aboard a fishing vessel that was taking on water 11 miles north of Depoe Bay, Wednesday afternoon. The 70-foot fishing vessel Inseiner, homeported in Warrenton, had no catch on board,  and was escorted to Yaquina Bay in Newport. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay received a mayday call from the Inseiner on VHF channel...

42 people safe after abandoning ship 1,800 miles south of Hawaii

42 people safe after abandoning ship 1,800 miles south of Hawaii
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard successfully coordinated the rescue of 42 people who abandoned ship when their fishing vessel American Eagle caught fire approximately 1,800 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands, Wednesday. An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point arrived on scene at 5:10 p.m. (HST), established communications with the fishing vessel’s crew and dropped...