Increased hunter rescues prompt Coast Guard safety reminders

Increased hunter rescues prompt Coast Guard safety reminders
CLEVELAND — With the arrival of the winter season, the Great Lakes Coast Guard is noticing an increased number of hunting enthusiasts taking to the shores and marshes and getting into trouble. This week, rescue crews from around Lake Erie and Lake Michigan rescued three duck hunters and one muskrat trapper from areas where most said they were familiar with, until the winter weather took them by...

Hypothermia poses serious danger even during warmer winters

Hypothermia poses serious danger even during warmer winters
LOS ANGELES — Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach reminds boaters to take extra precautions on and around the waterthe air and water temperatures get colder during the winter months. While Southern California typically experiences mild winters, it is important for boaters, paddlers, surfers, fishermen and anyone planning to be out on the water to carry extra gear to protect them from colder...

Coast Guard responds to cargo containers floating in Oakland estuary

Coast Guard responds to cargo containers floating in Oakland estuary
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard and local fire department personnel enforced a safety zone for containers that fell in the water from the motor vessel NYK Aquarius while offloading cargo at SSA Facility Berth 57 in the Oakland estuary late Saturday. At approximately 8:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report of three drifting containers in the Oakland estuary. Coast...

Coast Guard to host public meetings for navigation needs assessments in Florida

Coast Guard to host public meetings for navigation needs assessments in Florida
MIAMI – The Coast Guard will host three public meetings Nov. 12-14 to collect oral and written comments, specifically regarding current navigation through three existing drawbridges:  one crossing New River in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; one crossing the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter, Florida; and one crossing the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Florida. Due to the uses and characteristics of the waterways,...

Coast Guard detains cargo vessel for safety discrepancies in Longview, Wash.

Coast Guard detains cargo vessel for safety discrepancies in Longview, Wash.
LONGVIEW, Wash. — The Coast Guard detained the 600-foot motor vessel Ikan Sudip, Wednesday, requiring the vessel to remain in Longview until significant safety violations are corrected by the ship’s crew. The Coast Guard is working with the vessel’s crew, owner and managing company to mitigate the safety violations and make repairs to the vessel prior to it departing port. Coast Guard vessel...

Coast Guard prepares for severe weather in Western Alaska

Coast Guard prepares for severe weather in Western Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is preparing for an incoming severe weather system forecasted to impact the Bering Sea and Western Alaska on Friday. The Coast Guard has forward deployed a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew to a forward operating location in Cold Bay and notified the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, patrolling near Dutch Harbor with an embarked Air...

Coast Guard reopens port of Nawiliwili, Kauai

Coast Guard reopens port of Nawiliwili, Kauai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened the port of Nawiliwili, Kauai, Sunday after finding no apparent obstructions in the water or hazards to safe navigation. On Friday evening, Tug Moana Holo and its deck barge Maka Ala ran aground near the entrance to Nawiliwili Harbor. During dive operations of the barge Maka Ala Sunday, a 30 by 15 foot skeg was discovered missing. To ensure...

Coast Guard closes port of Nawiliwili due to debris

Coast Guard closes port of Nawiliwili due to debris
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed the port of Nawiliwili, Kauai, Sunday due to a possible obstruction in the water. On Friday evening, Tug Moana Holo and its deck barge Maka Ala ran aground near the entrance to Nawiliwili Harbor. During dive operations of the barge Maka Ala Sunday, a 30 by 15 foot skeg was discovered missing. A skeg is similar to a rudder, but is a fixed extension...

Liberian cargo ship Agapi S continues voyage to New Orleans following food poisoning incident off Puerto Rico

Liberian cargo ship Agapi S continues voyage to New Orleans following food poisoning incident off Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The 680-foot Liberian bulk carrier cargo ship Agapi S continued its voyage to New Orleans after 19 of 21 crewmembers experiencing symptoms of food poisoning were cleared following a medical evaluation and treatment just off San Juan, Puerto Rico Saturday afternoon. A team of two doctors contracted by Luis Ayala Colon Inc. Shipping were transported by tug boat to the Agapi...