Coast Guard monitoring repairs to LNG carrier near Homer, Alaska

Coast Guard monitoring repairs to LNG carrier near Homer, Alaska
The Coast Guard is monitoring repairs aboard the liquid natural gas carrier Excel in Homer, Alaska, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Anchorage issued an order for the vessel to remain anchored in Kachemak Bay near Homer after the 908-foot, Belgium-flagged vessel experienced a loss of propulsion due to a failed engineering gasket while inbound to Cook Inlet Monday. The Excel was examined by Coast Guard...

Coast Guard terminates 2 fishing vessel voyages in 2 days near Port Angeles, Wash.

Coast Guard terminates 2 fishing vessel voyages in 2 days near Port Angeles, Wash.
SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion, while on patrol in the Strait of Juan De Fuca east of Port Angeles, terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel for safety gear concerns found during an at-sea boarding Thursday. The three member crew, harvesting geoducks, aboard the 34-foot fishing vessel Equalizer was safely escorted to Port Angeles, where the vessel was ordered to remain until...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to hold emergency response exercise near Port Townsend, Wash.

Coast Guard, partner agencies to hold emergency response exercise near Port Townsend, Wash.
A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle conducts an early morning escort of a Washington State Ferry. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Kellogg) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard, federal, state and local agencies are scheduled to hold a joint training exercise in Port Townsend Bay aboard the Washington State Ferry Kennewick, Saturday A Coast Guard aircrew...

Coast Guard warns mariners of shoaling in Merrimack River

Coast Guard warns mariners of shoaling in Merrimack River
NEWBURYPORT, Massachusetts – The Coast Guard is urging mariners to use extreme caution while transiting the Merrimack River entrance due to significant shifting and shoaling between the #2 red and #3 green buoys. Several recent accidents and near misses on the narrow, heavily congested portion of the Merrimack River have created a major safety concern. To help ensure the public has a safe and...

Coast Guard lifts vessel draft restrictions at Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard lifts vessel draft restrictions at Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard lifted restrictions and enforcement of the regulated navigation area Thursday at Oregon Inlet between Bodie and Pea Islands. The captain of the port for Sector North Carolina lifted vessel draft restrictions and enforcement of the regulated navigation area at the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet as outlined in 33 Code of Federal Regulations 165.520. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion terminates fishing vessel voyage near Port Angeles, Wash.

Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion terminates fishing vessel voyage near Port Angeles, Wash.
SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion while on patrol in the Strait of Juan De Fuca east of Port Angeles, terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel for safety gear concerns found during an at-sea boarding Wednesday. The three member crew, harvesting geoducks, aboard the 28-foot fishing vessel Enforcer was safely escorted to Port Angeles, where the vessel was ordered to remain until...

Coast Guard seeks public comment on proposed work to Steamboat Slough Bridge near Everett, Wash.

Coast Guard seeks public comment on proposed work to Steamboat Slough Bridge near Everett, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on a request for proposed work to the Steamboat Slough Bridge near Everett, Wash. The commander, Coast Guard 13th District, has received an application from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company requesting approval of the location and plans for modification of the bridge. The proposed project consists of removing the bridge’s existing,...

Coast Guard detains cargo vessel for safety violations in Kalama, Wash.

Coast Guard detains cargo vessel for safety violations in Kalama, Wash.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard detained the 738-foot motor vessel Kind Seas, after significant safety violations were found during an inspection in Kalama, Washington, Friday. Vessel inspectors from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in Portland discovered the discrepancies during a routine inspection of the Marshall Islands-flagged vessel, which was built in 1998. Safety violations were related...

Lightering operations to begin on vessel aground in St. Marys River

Lightering operations to begin on vessel aground in St. Marys River
The motor vessel Mississagi sits aground in the lower St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Mich., April 22, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Lightering operations of the 603-foot bulk carrier Mississagi, which ran aground in the St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Michigan early Wednesday, will commence Saturday following...