Coast Guard responding to motor vessel aground in Delaware Bay

Coast Guard responding to motor vessel aground in Delaware Bay
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded motor vessel Tuesday near Miah Maull Shoal in Delaware Bay. A crewmember aboard the 470-foot motor vessel Santa Lucia contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 4:30 a.m. to report the grounding. The ship ran aground while inbound to Philadelphia. The ship’s cargo is reported to be fresh produce. The Coast Guard, along with New Jersey...

Coast Guard urges marine preparedness during severe weather

Coast Guard urges marine preparedness during severe weather
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – With the approach of severe weather conditions along the Connecticut and Long Island coastlines, Coast Guard officials are urging local mariners to take precautions to ensure their own safety and the safety of their vessels. “Obviously, being out on the water in blizzard conditions is extremely unsafe,” said Capt. Ed Cubanski, commander of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound,...

Coast Guard flies to warn mariners of imminent storm

Coast Guard flies to warn mariners of imminent storm
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is urging mariners and the coastal community to take precautions in preparation for Winter Storm Juno, expected to impact the Northeast late Monday through Wednesday. The Coast Guard is flying storm tracks today to warn mariners of the impending blizzard. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod is using HC-144a Ocean Sentry airplanes to circumvent the storm while radioing information...

Coast Guard urges mariners to take caution due to local inclement weather

Coast Guard urges mariners to take caution due to local inclement weather
CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Coast Guard is urging mariners to exercise caution while on the water today as inclement weather and rough seas pass through the area. Mariners should take proper precautions to ensure their vessels and loose items are properly secured.  Before getting underway, boaters should check local marine forecasts for areas they will be transiting through prior to leaving the dock. Small...

Coast Guard warns maritime community of severe weather

Coast Guard warns maritime community of severe weather
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is advising mariners and the public exercise extreme caution along the Central California coastline through the weekend, as large westerly swells move through the area starting late Thursday. The National Weather Service is forecasting a storm system located in the north central region of the Pacific Ocean will impact the Central California coastline from Sonoma County...

Coast Guard advises caution for high tides around Bay Area

Coast Guard advises caution for high tides around Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard advises exercising caution on and around the San Francisco Bay coastline and waterfronts, as excessively high tides are expected through mid-week. The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood statement for a series of King Tides, which are expected to run through Wednesday. The conditions are expected to result in minor coastal flooding of low-lying areas...

Coast Guard to establish security zone for State of the Union address

Coast Guard to establish security zone for State of the Union address
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone Tuesday in designated waters in the National Capitol Region for the State of the Union address. The security zone will be in effect from 5 p.m. Tuesday until 12 a.m. Wednesday, which may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users. The security zone will include the Potomac River from the Francis...

Coast Guard completes second leg of cellular trials at sea

Coast Guard completes second leg of cellular trials at sea
MIAMI —The Coast Guard collaborated with Palm Beach County, Florida, to complete the second leg of three in trials focused on ensuring mariners in distress have the ability to contact emergency dispatch Thursday. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center is exploring existing technologies, like maritime operated smart phones with Next Generation 9-1-1, to get faster and more accurate location...

Coast Guard recognizes success of Alaska’s boating safety program

Coast Guard recognizes success of Alaska’s boating safety program
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard recognizes the successes of Alaska’s boating safety program with an 80 percent drop in recreational boating fatalities since HB108, Use, Regulation and Operation of Boats, was introduced in 1998. Boating safety has come a long way since 1998 when there were 38 fatalities; in 2014 Alaska reported seven fatalities. Alaska’s observed life jacket wear rates in the...