Coast Guard establishes safety zone, restrictions for Atlantic City Air Show

Coast Guard establishes safety zone, restrictions for Atlantic City Air Show
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to enforce a safety zone for the 2015 Atlantic City Airshow Tuesday and Wednesday. Mariners will not be authorized to transit through the safety zone, which will be enforced Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and runs from Steel Pier, southwest two miles toward Ventnor City and extends about three-quarters of a mile from the shore. Crewmembers...

Coast Guard responding to sunken barge on Mississippi River near Convent

Coast Guard responding to sunken barge on Mississippi River near Convent
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a sunken barge near Convent on the Mississippi River, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified of a crane barge that broke free of its mooring and sank near mile marker 160 at 5:20 a.m. The barge reportedly contains a maximum potential of 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel along with an excavator crane and backhoe. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard upgrades Hawaiian port conditions as Hurricane Ignacio advances

Coast Guard upgrades Hawaiian port conditions as Hurricane Ignacio advances
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port continues to closely monitor the movement of Hurricane Ignacio and based on the storms current trajectory to the northwest it does not appear that the closure of commercial ports in the Hawaiian Islands will be necessary. As a precaution, the COTP has moved the ports of Hilo and Kawaihae on the Big Island and the ports of Kaunakakai and Kahului in Maui...

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous beach conditions

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous beach conditions
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is urging boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the waters along the Northern and Central California coast due to forecasted strong swells Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Exceptionally strong rip currents and large shore breaks are anticipated to impact all west and northwest-facing beaches from Sonoma County to Monterey County. Strong rip...

Hawaii ports anticipated to close as Hurricane Ignacio approaches

Hawaii ports anticipated to close as Hurricane Ignacio approaches
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port is closely monitoring the movement of Hurricane Ignacio and the projected arrival of storm force winds could facilitate the need to close commercial ports throughout the main Hawaiian Islands due to severe weather. The COTP has already moved the ports of Hilo and Kawaihae on the Big Island and the ports of Kaunakakai, Kaumalapau and Kahului in Maui County...

Coast Guard reopens Florida ports due to Tropical Storm Erika dissipating

Coast Guard reopens Florida ports due to Tropical Storm Erika dissipating
MIAMI — Effective 9:30 a.m., Saturday, the Coast Guard reopened Key West, Port Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Ft. Pierce, and all other South Florida terminals and facilities due to Tropical Storm Erika dissipating. All port facilities in South Florida may resume normal operations, including waterfront facility and vessel transits, subject to prudent seamanship...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY in Canaveral, Fernandina and Jacksonville ports

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY in Canaveral, Fernandina and Jacksonville ports
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Effective at 6 a.m., Friday, Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. Jeffrey Dixon, set port condition WHISKEY for the ports of Canaveral, Fernandina and Jacksonville due to the expectation that sustained gale force winds generated by Tropical Storm Erika may arrive within 72 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-RAY for Key West ports

Coast Guard sets port condition X-RAY for Key West ports
KEY WEST — Effective 10:00 a.m. Friday, Capt. Jeffrey Janszen, Coast Guard Captain of the Port, set Port Condition X-RAY for Key West, Fla., ports, terminals and facilities due to the current projected path for Tropical Storm Erika. During Port Condition X-RAY (48 hours before gale-force winds make landfall) all maritime operations, including waterfront facility and vessel transits, may occur until...

Coast Guard urges caution, preparation ahead of Hurricane Ignacio reaching Hawaiian Islands

Coast Guard urges caution, preparation ahead of Hurricane Ignacio reaching Hawaiian Islands
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 Hawaii Islands prior to the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio. Visitors to Hawaii should heed all warnings from lifeguards and public health and safety officials. Although weather conditions may be good, rip tides...