Coast Guard stresses safety surrounding Eclipse

Coast Guard stresses safety surrounding Eclipse
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard, in coordination with federal, state, and local partners, is stressing public safety for the upcoming eclipse on August 21, 2017. “With anticipation and excitement for the historic eclipse passing through the Charleston area, the Coast Guard wants to highlight the importance of safety and preparedness for those enjoying the waterways here in the Low Country,”...

Coast Guard offers safety reminders as visitors gather to see the solar eclipse

Coast Guard offers safety reminders as visitors gather to see the solar eclipse
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew approaches a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Tillamook Bay during a training evolution. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. NORTH BEND, Ore. – The Coast Guard reminds the public of important safety measures as personnel prepare for an influx of visitors to the Oregon Coast and federal waterways leading up to and through the solar eclipse...

St. Clair River to be closed for Port Huron Float Down

St. Clair River to be closed for Port Huron Float Down
A U.S. Coast Guard boat crew from Coast Guard Station Port Huron, Mich., stands by to provide assistance as needed at the start of the 2015  Port Huron Float Down(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen) PORT HURON, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard and multiple state and local agencies are advising the boating public that the St. Clair River is scheduled...

Cargo vessel Calumet is refloated, St Marys River reopened to traffic

Cargo vessel Calumet is refloated, St Marys River reopened to traffic
The merchant vessel Calumet sits hard aground in shallow water outside of the channel on St. Marys River, southeast of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, August 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The cargo vessel Calumet, a 629-foot ship that ran aground on the north side of Sugar Island Wednesday, was re-floated Friday, at approximately 8:50 PM, after the Coast Guard approved...

Coast Guard modifies Port of Miami Anchorage Area

Coast Guard modifies Port of Miami Anchorage Area
MIAMI – The Coast Guard modified the Port of Miami Anchorage Area July 19 by dividing it into two areas, the inner-western anchorage and the outer-eastern anchorage. The modification was a result of collaboration between numerous stakeholder groups, federal, state and local agencies, and private citizens, and was facilitated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The new anchorages,...

Coast Guard to enforce Operation Paddle Smart

Coast Guard to enforce Operation Paddle Smart
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to be out in full force Friday through Sunday enforcing paddlecraft safety. Since April 2017, the Coast Guard has conducted more than 370 paddlecraft boardings and terminated 110 voyages. Voyages were terminated due to not having a life jacket or a sound producing device. According to the National Safe Boating Council, in 2016, the Northeast had 28 paddler deaths,...

Coast Guard continues to monitor merchant vessel aground in Saint Mary River

Coast Guard continues to monitor merchant vessel aground in Saint Mary River
The merchant vessel Calumet sits hard aground in shallow water outside of the channel on St. Marys River, southeast of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, August 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor a 629-foot U.S. cargo ship that ran aground on the north side of Sugar Island in the St. Marys River, Wednesday, at about 11:40 p.m. The merchant...

Cargo ship runs aground in St. Marys River

Cargo ship runs aground in St. Marys River
The merchant vessel Calumet sits hard aground in shallow water outside of the channel on St. Marys River, southeast of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, August 10, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN — A 629-foot U.S. cargo ship ran aground on the north side of Sugar Island in the St. Marys River, Wednesday at 11:40 p.m. The merchant vessel Calumet departed ESSAR Steel in Sault Ste....

Judge issues ruling for the Coast Guard and suspends local Captain’s Merchant Mariner Credential

Judge issues ruling for the Coast Guard and suspends local Captain’s Merchant Mariner Credential
USCG File Photo PORTLAND, Ore. — An administrative law judge decided that U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland proved its case against the captain of the Portland Spirit and suspended his Merchant Mariner Credentials Tuesday, in response to an incident that occurred on the Columbia River, Aug. 1, 2015. Lowell Gillespie Jr. was found to have violated Rule 8 of the Inland Rules of Navigation,...