Coast Guard closes Siuslaw River bar entrance

Coast Guard closes Siuslaw River bar entrance
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Oregon, issued the closure of the Siuslaw River bar entrance due to hazardous conditions at approximately 2 p.m., Saturday. The bar closure applies to all vessels. Any request to transit the bar prior to reopening must be approved by the Captain of the Port. Mariners may contact the Coast Guard on VHF-FM Channel 16...

Coast Guard monitoring barge adrift in Beaufort Sea

Coast Guard monitoring barge adrift in Beaufort Sea
JUNEAU, Alaska — U.S. Coast Guard personnel and Canadian federal agencies, including the Canadian coast guard, Transport Canada and Environment Canada, are monitoring a 134-foot barge drifting in the Beaufort Sea after it broke free from its tow in Canadian waters during a severe storm Monday. U.S. Coast Guard authorities were notified on Tuesday that the barge was drifting westward in the Beaufort...

San Diego Coast Guard, public service agencies to host diver safety outreach event

San Diego Coast Guard, public service agencies to host diver safety outreach event
SAN DIEGO — Divers are invited to attend a diver safety event hosted by the Coast Guard and other public service agencies at La Jolla Shores Beach, Saturday. The event will be at Kellogg Park from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. “The rise in tragic diving accidents this season is alarming,” said Capt. Jonathan Spaner, Coast Guard Sector San Diego commander. “Southern California is a perfect place for...

Coast Guard investigating passenger ferry and sailing vessel collision

Coast Guard investigating passenger ferry and sailing vessel collision
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico − Marine investigators from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Saint Thomas are investigating the cause of a collision between the passenger ferry Capitol Venture and the commercial sailing vessel New Horizons, which occurred approximately half a nautical mile east of the Red Hook Channel entrance in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The incident was reported to the Coast...

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...