Coast Guard enforces safety zone for 92nd Annual Pony Swim on Chincoteague Island, VA

Coast Guard enforces safety zone for 92nd Annual Pony Swim on Chincoteague Island, VA
A herd of wild ponies crosses Assateague Channel during the 92nd Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, July 26, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki) CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — The Coast Guard enforced a safety zone for the 92nd Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim in Assateague Channel Wednesday. Two 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat...

Coast Guard investigates boating collision in La Parguera, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard investigates boating collision in La Parguera, Puerto Rico
The commercial passenger vessel La Nena II following a boat collision with a recreational vessel Tuesday night just off La Parguera in Lajas, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a collision between a recreational boat and a commercial passenger vessel that occurred Tuesday night just off “Isla Magueyes” in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard...

Coast Guard urges caution by boaters transiting under the closed Kalan Railroad Bridge

Coast Guard urges caution by boaters transiting under the closed Kalan Railroad Bridge
Pictured is the Kalan Railroad Bridge, which remained in the down position after suffering equipment failure, July 19, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. KENNEWICK — The Coast Guard urges boaters to remain cautious when transiting under the Kalan Railroad Bridge, which has remained in the down position after suffering equipment failure Wednesday. The Union Pacific Railroad (UPPR) Company reported...

Coast Guard monitors Kalan Railroad Bridge repairs

Coast Guard monitors Kalan Railroad Bridge repairs
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard 13th District Waterways Management Branch is monitoring the Union Pacific Railroad (UPPR) Company as they work to repair the Kalan Railroad Bridge after it suffered significant equipment failure Wednesday. The bridge was reported to the Coast Guard Wednesday afternoon and is now creating a maritime impact to several commercial vessels on the river. After the bridge became...

NOAA locates F/V Destination wreckage, Coast Guard hearing set for August

NOAA locates F/V Destination wreckage, Coast Guard hearing set for August
Washington, DC – Two NOAA ships, en route to scientific missions in Alaskan waters, helped locate the missing fishing vessel Destination at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation. The Destination and its six crew members were lost February 11, 2017, while fishing for Opilio crab (snow crab) northwest of St. George, Alaska. NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson, a fisheries survey vessel,...

Coast Guard updates electronic chart policy

Coast Guard updates electronic chart policy
WASHINGTON –The U.S. Coast Guard announced today an update to its navigation guidance for the use of electronic charts in lieu of paper charts and publications. The updated version of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-16 identifies voluntary acceptable equivalencies to paper charts and publications as well as position fixing and plotting requirements under Coast Guard regulations. The...

Coast Guard cautions boaters of submerged rocks near Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard cautions boaters of submerged rocks near Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Baltimore District are urging boaters to steer clear of a construction area that will be marked by cautionary buoys near Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay. “Crews working on the island have witnessed several incidents where recreational vessels have crossed the work zone and struck positioned rock jetty material,” said Chief Warrant...

Coast Guard sets security zone for Blue Angels Airshow in Pensacola

Coast Guard sets security zone for Blue Angels Airshow in Pensacola
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is scheduled to set up two temporary safety zones in portions of the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound during the Annual Pensacola Beach Air Show over the Gulf of Mexico at Pensacola Beach, Florida, July 7 and 8 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., Thursday. The Gulf of Mexico safety zone includes all waters 1.75 nautical miles east and 1.5 nautical miles west of position...

Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in Columbia River near Skamokawa, Wash.

Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in Columbia River near Skamokawa, Wash.
The motor vessel Argent Cosmos, a 557-foot Panamanian-flagged tanker sits aground in the Columbia River near Skamokawa, Wash., July 6, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Sector Columbia River. WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel aground in the vicinity of Skamokawa, Washington, after the vessel Argent Cosmos lost the use of a fuel pump and ran aground at 6:28 a.m. Thursday. There...