Coast Guard to begin public hearing in Seattle to investigate Alaska Juris sinking Dec. 5

Coast Guard to begin public hearing in Seattle to investigate Alaska Juris sinking Dec. 5
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews, along with good Samaritans, rescue 46 crew members from life rafts after they abandoned ship approximately 690 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, July 26, 2016. Screen Capture from U.S. Coast Guard video JUNEAU, Alaska —  A public Formal Marine Investigation, convened by the Seventeenth Coast Guard District commander, to look into the sinking of the fishing...

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Morro Bay Harbor Entrance

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Morro Bay Harbor Entrance
LOS ANGELES — The Captain of the Port will be enforcing a temporary safety zone due to hazardous conditions in the vicinity of the Morro Bay Harbor entrance from November 29 –December 13, 2016. The safety zone will encompass all navigable waters from the surface to the sea floor near the inside and outside of the mouth of the Morro Bay Harbor entrance. This action is necessary to reduce significant...

Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution during forecasted heavy weather

Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution during forecasted heavy weather
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard urges boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the waters along the Northern California coast due to forecasted weather conditions over the next several days. Small craft advisories and a beach hazard statement have been issued for the following areas: Point Reyes National Seashore to Big Sur – Beach Hazard Statement can be found here. Point...

Coast Guard encourages boaters to remember safety over the Holidays

Coast Guard encourages boaters to remember safety over the Holidays
Key pieces of boating safety equipment, including a lifejacket, a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, pyrotechnics and other visual distress signals, a fog horn and a life ring are displayed at Coast Guard Station Seattle. While not all safety equipment is required by law, the Coast Guard urges boaters to carry survival gear like this on board in case of emergency. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman...

Heavy weather breaks barge free from mooring in Gloucester Harbor

Heavy weather breaks barge free from mooring in Gloucester Harbor
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and Gloucester harbormaster responded Sunday to a grounded barge on Niles Beach in Gloucester Harbor. High winds and heavy seas caused the barge, owned by Charter, to break free from its moorings at about 3:30 p.m. The grounded barge is one of three barges being used in dredging operations and has sand, mud, and water aboard. A Coast Guard Station Gloucester boat crew...

Coast Guard warns of heavy weather/high surf advisory

Coast Guard warns of heavy weather/high surf advisory
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard warns beachgoers and boaters of a heavy weather/high surf advisory warning issued by NOAA for Southwest California beaches. The heavy weather/high surf advisory will remain in effect until 6 p.m., Monday. A large west to northwest swell will continue to move across Southwest California coastal waters. Heavy weather and high surf will affect all west and northwest facing...

Coast Guard monitors floating of grounded cargo ship near Fort Macon, NC

Coast Guard monitors floating of grounded cargo ship near Fort Macon, NC
Cargo ship Pola Palekh sits aground in Beaufort Inlet Channel near Fort Macon, North Carolina, November 17, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Terry Hasenauer). WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard worked with the owner of a grounded cargo ship to ensure its safe refloating after the vessel ran aground in Beaufort Inlet Channel Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard...

Avoid piers, breakwalls during upcoming windy weekend

Avoid piers, breakwalls during upcoming windy weekend
Large waves crash along the breakwall at Diversey Harbor in Chicago after a winter storm brought gale force winds and waves as high as 10 feet to the area Feb. 25, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Justin Zita) MILWAUKEE — After an abnormally high number of foul-weather related deaths on Lake Michigan this year, the Coast Guard urges everyone participating in waterfront activities along...

Coast Guard to increase safety patrols of Lake Washington this weekend

Coast Guard to increase safety patrols of Lake Washington this weekend
SEATTLE — Waterway users on Lake Washington should expect to see an increased presence of Coast Guard vessels conducting safety inspections, enforcing boating-under-the-influence regulations, and ensuring charter vessels are operating legally and safely this weekend. The high volume of boating traffic during sporting events increase the need to ensure all waterway users adhere to maritime rules,...