Divers determining status of sunken barge in Chicago River

Divers determining status of sunken barge in Chicago River
CLEVELAND — All cargo has been removed from the sunken barge in the Chicago River between the Lake and Randolph Street bridges and divers are currently in the water to conduct a survey of the barge’s hull.

 The barge has been secured so that a 50-foot clearance can allow for vessel traffic to transit.

Once the divers complete their survey, the company intends to formulate a salvage...

Coast Guard reopens Port Allen in wake of Hurricane Ana

Coast Guard reopens Port Allen in wake of Hurricane Ana
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened Port Allen in Kauai Monday morning after surveying crews deemed it  safe for transit. The maritime public is advised to be vigilant when entering ports and harbors and to cooperate with the direction of the Coast Guard and local harbor masters. Mariners seeking additional information on port and harbor openings should contact Sector Honolulu...

Coast Guard closes Port Allen due to severe weather

Coast Guard closes Port Allen due to severe weather
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened Nawiliwili Port Sunday evening, but Port Allen in Kauai remains closed due to the severe weather of Tropical Storm Ana. Vessels transiting within the vicinity should seek sheltered waters until storm conditions subside and the Captain of the Port has deemed the port safe to reopen. Once the storm has passed and the threat of severe weather...

Coast Guard urges caution for strong ocean swells and breaking surf around San Francisco Bay

Coast Guard urges caution for strong ocean swells and breaking surf around San Francisco Bay
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is urging boaters and beach goers to exercise caution in and around the waters of San Francisco Bay due to forecasted strong swells over the next few days. Strong northwesterly swells are anticipated to impact the coastal north bay to include Point Reyes National Seashore, the San Francisco peninsula, northern Monterey Bay, southern Monterey Bay, and Big Sur. Swells...

Coast Guard restricting vessel traffic on Chicago River to allow salvage of sunken barge

Coast Guard restricting vessel traffic on Chicago River to allow salvage of sunken barge
CLEVELAND — Offloading operations continue on the sunken barge in the Chicago River between the Lake and Randolph Street bridges. The salvage company is maintaining a 50-foot channel to allow for vessels to transit through the area single-file. The Coast Guard may further restrict movement on the waterway to facilitate critical salvage operations. Personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago...

Coast Guard restricting vessel traffic on Chicago River to allow salvage of sunken barge

Coast Guard restricting vessel traffic on Chicago River to allow salvage of sunken barge
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is enforcing a waterway restriction on the Chicago River between the Lake and Randolph Street Bridges, Saturday, until midnight while crews conduct salvage operations of the barge that sank Friday afternoon. Commercial salvage crews are currently using a crane and a clamshell to transfer material from the sunken barge onto an empty barge to enable them to re-float the...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago responding to sunken barge in Chicago River

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago responding to sunken barge in Chicago River
CHICAGO — Personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago are responding to a barge that broke free from its mooring Friday afternoon and sank in the Chicago River between the Lake and Randolph Street Bridges. The Coast Guard was notified of the incident at about 1:15 p.m. The barge was loaded with 750 yards of clay being used for the Chicago River Walk Expansion project. There were no injuries...

Hawaiian public urged to label watercraft, update emergency beacon information

Hawaiian public urged to label watercraft, update emergency beacon information
HONOLULU — The public is urged to label personal watercraft with contact information and ensure emergency beacons are properly registered in advance of Tropical Storm Ana to prevent unnecessary Coast Guard searches. Personal watercraft such as surfboards, kayaks, standup paddle boards and dinghies found adrift may prompt the Coast Guard and local first responders to begin a search for a possible...

Coast Guard urges mariners to prepare for Tropical Storm Ana

Coast Guard urges mariners to prepare for Tropical Storm Ana
HONOLULU — The public is advised to use extreme caution and prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to generate extreme sea conditions, storm surge and high surf throughout the Main Hawaiian Islands prior to the arrival of Tropical Storm Ana. Mariners should secure their boats and boating equipment. Owners of large boats are urged to move their vessels to protected marinas where they will...