Coast Guard regulates navigation in Oregon Inlet to safeguard mariners, Herbert C. Bonner Bridge

Coast Guard regulates navigation in Oregon Inlet to safeguard mariners, Herbert C. Bonner Bridge
The Coast Guard established a temporary regulated navigation area Thursday for the navigable waters surrounding the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in North Carolina. The RNA allows the Coast Guard to impose vessel traffic restrictions within Oregon Inlet to safeguard vessels from shoaling and to reduce the risk of a bridge strike. The Coast Guard will impose restrictions only when necessary based on inlet...

Coast Guard urges caution during dangerous surf conditions and riptides in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard urges caution during dangerous surf conditions and riptides in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard advises to exercise caution during the holidays at beaches in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to dangerous riptides in the region. Since Friday, the Coast Guard has responded to multiple search and rescue cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico involving swimmers, beachgoers, surfers and boaters who were swept out to sea or overcome by...

Coast Guard investigating cruise ship fire that killed three people

Coast Guard investigating cruise ship fire that killed three people
MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard assembled a joint investigative team with the National Transportation Safety Board and is sending four marine safety professionals from Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Cruise Ship and Investigation National Centers of Expertise, to investigate Thursday’s fire on the cruise ship Insignia in St. Lucia that claimed three lives. The Coast Guard and...

Coast Guard urges caution on ice, water as warmer temperatures approach

Coast Guard urges caution on ice, water as warmer temperatures approach
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard is warning that warmer temperatures predicted for this weekend could pose safety concerns on area waterways that have become frozen during the recent cold wave. Rising temperatures may cause recently frozen waters to further melt and become weak. Ice is unpredictable and the thickness can vary, even in small areas. Water currents, particularly around narrow...

Coast Guard Warns Public of Upcoming Storm

Coast Guard Warns Public of Upcoming Storm
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard advises the public to begin making preparations and exercise caution when on and around the water, as high seas and strong winds are predicted to impact Southern California starting late Thursday. The National Weather Service is forecasting a strong storm that is expected to bring rain, thunderstorms, high surf, wind and associated hazards beginning Thursday night and...

Coast Guard Warns Public of Upcoming Heavy Weather in Southern California

Coast Guard Warns Public of Upcoming Heavy Weather in Southern California
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard advises the public to begin making preparations and exercise caution when on and around the water, as high seas and strong winds are predicted to impact southern California starting early Wednesday. The National Weather Service is forecasting a significant rain that is expected to bring heavy flooding, thunderstorms, high surf, and wind associated hazards to the area...

Coast Guard warns public of upcoming Bay Area winter storm

Coast Guard warns public of upcoming Bay Area winter storm
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard advises the public to begin making preparations and exercise caution when on and around the water, as high seas and strong winds are predicted to impact central California starting late Wednesday. The National Weather Service is forecasting a significant winter storm that is expected to bring rain, thunderstorms, high surf, wind and associated hazards to the Bay Area...

Coast Guard announces Port Access Route Study comment period

Coast Guard announces Port Access Route Study comment period
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard began a six month comment period on a Port Access Route Study on Friday. The goal of the study, which began in 2010, is to help reduce the risk of maritime casualties and increase the efficiency of commercial vessel traffic movement, in anticipation of increasing vessel traffic in the region. Based on comments received in 2010, the Coast Guard has developed a potential...

Coast Guard continues to monitor Titan response on Columbia River

Coast Guard continues to monitor Titan response on Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is continuing to work with the owner of the fishing vessel Titan in the ongoing salvage efforts of the vessel. The fishing vessel remains in a sensitive area near the navigation channels of the Columbia River, and crews are working to ensure the partially submerged vessel does not drift and impact the waterway. “This is a dynamic situation with the vessel actively...