Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous beach conditions in Northern and Central California

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous beach conditions in Northern and Central California
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 on Sunday. 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 currents are typically more...

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone for training exercise in San Pedro on Saturday

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone for training exercise in San Pedro on Saturday
LOS ANGELES — The Captain of the Port will be enforcing a temporary safety zone in the vicinity of the SS Lane Victory, located in San Pedro on September 17, 2016. Members of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311 will be conducting a training exercise that will include high speed small boat maneuvers and simulated automatic weapon fire. The safety zone will remain in effect from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday,...

Coast Guard warns of Lake Michigan beach hazards

Coast Guard warns of Lake Michigan beach hazards
MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard is warning beachgoers of hazardous beach conditions along the eastern half of Lake Michigan this weekend. Dangerous swimming conditions and rip currents have been responsible for numerous deaths on Lake Michigan this summer. Large, life threatening waves and currents are expected at some Lake Michigan beaches and the Coast Guard urges all people visiting the lakeshore...

Coast Guard fights boat fire in Jonesport, Maine

Coast Guard fights boat fire in Jonesport, Maine
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Langston fights the boat fire from the Coast Guard 29-foot response boat in Hopkins Point Marina in Jonesport, Maine on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephanie Horvat) BOSTON — A Coast Guard boat crew extinguished a boat fire Thursday off the coast of Jonesport, Maine. At about 6:12 a.m., watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard, U.S. Virgin Islands response entities conduct Area Maritime Security Exercise in St. Croix

Coast Guard, U.S. Virgin Islands response entities conduct Area Maritime Security Exercise in St. Croix
Coast Guard along with responders from federal, state, local agencies and industry stakeholders conducted an Area Maritime Security Exercise Sept. 2, 2016, in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. (Photo courtesy of Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency) SAINT CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Coast Guard, in cooperation with responders from federal, state, local agencies and industry stakeholders,...

Coast Guard reopens ports following Hurricane Hermine

Coast Guard reopens ports following Hurricane Hermine
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard Captains of the Ports opene all commercial ports Saturday following Hurricane Hermine. The ports of Charleston, Brunswick, Savannah, coastal South Carolina and coastal Georgia have resumed normal operations. Hurricane Hermine is expected to continue to move northeast and degrade. Vessel and facility operators are recommended to exercise caution before entering a storm-damaged...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Whiskey for the Port of New York

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Whiskey for the Port of New York
NEW YORK — Coast Guard Captain of the port, Capt. Michael Day set Port Condition Whiskey for the Port of New York in preparation for the anticipated weather impact of Hurricane Hermine, Saturday. Port Condition Whiskey was set at 4 p.m. due to gale force winds from Hurricane Hermine being expected to make landfall along the coast of the New York and New Jersey within 72 hours. Ports are currently...

Coast Guard continues to monitor Hurricane Lester

Coast Guard continues to monitor Hurricane Lester
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard urges mariners and beach goers to exercise extreme caution with the arrival of Hurricane Lester over Labor Day weekend. Residents and visitors throughout Hawaii should heed all warnings from lifeguards and public health and safety officials. Hurricane Lester is expected to generate extremely dangerous off shore sea conditions with maximum wave heights of 35-feet and winds...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee in Port of Virginia

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee in Port of Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Captain of the Port (COTP) Hampton Roads set Port Condition Yankee Friday for the Port of Virginia in preparation for the anticipated weather impact of Tropical Storm Hermine. Port Condition Yankee was set at 6 p.m. This condition means gale force winds are expected to reach the Virginia Capes within 24 hrs. Vessels within the Port of Virginia will be able to move within the...