Unified Command established for Alaska Juris response

Unified Command established for Alaska Juris response
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The United States Coast Guard (USCG), the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), and the Fishing Company of Alaska (FCA) have formed a Unified Command to respond to the sinking vessel, Alaska Juris, in the Bering Sea. The fishing vessel, Alaska Juris, began taking on water at approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 26.  Good Samaritan crews from vessels Spar Canis,...

Intracoastal waterway restricted due to sunken barge near Galveston

Intracoastal waterway restricted due to sunken barge near Galveston
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard issued a safety zone and temporarily restricted traffic on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway after a barge sank east of the Galveston Causeway railroad bridge Tuesday. The restriction allows one-way and single-wide barges only, from mile marker 356 to mile marker 357. The owner has contracted T & T salvage to remove the barge, which was being towed to be scrapped when it...

Coast Guard reopens all commercial Hawaiian ports following Tropical Storm Darby

Coast Guard reopens all commercial Hawaiian ports following Tropical Storm Darby
HONOLULU — Coast Guard Captain of the Port opened all commercial ports in the Hawaiian Islands and cargo operations have resumed, Monday. Tropical Storm Darby is expected to continue to move west and degrade. Vessel and facility operators are recommended to exercise caution when maneuvering in the ports as there may be fields of debris present. Representatives from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu, Department...

Coast Guard closes commercial ports on Oahu ahead of Tropical Storm Darby

Coast Guard closes commercial ports on Oahu ahead of Tropical Storm Darby
HONOLULU — Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed commercial ports on Oahu to all traffic. All cargo operations in these ports are secured. Vessels transiting within the vicinity of the Hawaiian Island harbors should seek sheltered waters until storm conditions subside and the COTP has deemed the ports safe to reopen. Current port closures: •    Hawaii County — Hilo Harbor, Kawaihae Harbor • ...

Coast Guard closes eastern Hawaiian commercial ports ahead of Tropical Storm Darby

Coast Guard closes eastern Hawaiian commercial ports ahead of Tropical Storm Darby
HONOLULU — Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed Hawaii and Maui County ports to all traffic. All cargo operations in these ports are secured. Vessels transiting within the vicinity of the Hawaiian Island harbors should seek sheltered waters until storm conditions subside and the COTP has deemed the ports safe to reopen. Current port closures: Hawaii County — Hilo Harbor, Kawaihae Harbor Maui...

Coast Guard urges public in Hawaii to prepare for heavy weather ahead of Darby

Coast Guard urges public in Hawaii to prepare for heavy weather ahead of Darby
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is urging the public to prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to impact the Hawaiian Islands, Friday. Tropical Storm Darby is expected to generate sustained winds of 60 mph, storm surge and surf up to 20 feet along east-facing shores throughout the Main Hawaiian Islands. Mariners and beachgoers should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through newspapers,...

Coast Guard urges safety for Upper Niagara River float down

Coast Guard urges safety for Upper Niagara River float down
BUFFALO, New York — The U.S. Coast Guard and multiple state and local agencies are advising the boating public of concerns regarding a non-permitted marine event known as FloaTilla 9 Float Down potentially taking place on the Upper Niagara River from Isle View Park to Gratwick Park starting at 12 p.m. Sunday. This potential float down gathering may pose significant and unusual hazards to participants...

Coast Guard crews respond to Tappan Zee Bridge Crane Collapse

Coast Guard crews respond to Tappan Zee Bridge Crane Collapse
NEW YORK — Coast Guard crews are enforcing a safety zone on the Hudson River around the Tappan Zee Bridge after a crane collapsed Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, Coast Guard Sector New York received a report of a partial crane collapse across the western end of the Tappan Zee Bridge, which has closed the roadway to traffic for an undetermined period of time. A crane...

Coast Guard urges operator safety amidst increase in personal watercraft accidents

Coast Guard urges operator safety amidst increase in personal watercraft accidents
DETROIT — Over the past month, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit has responded to 14 distress incidents related to personal watercraft including high-power personal watercraft, kayaks, and paddleboards. These cases include personal watercraft collisions, overturned vessels, and lost or disoriented mariners. While the Coast Guard’s efforts resulted in eight lives saved and 17 lives assisted, four...