Coast Guard advises mariners, public to be cautious of incoming tropical wave

Coast Guard advises mariners, public to be cautious of incoming tropical wave
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard advises mariners, recreational boaters, swimmers, surfers and the general public in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Wednesday to remain vigilant, exercise good judgment and make any preparations in anticipation to an incoming tropical wave. “We advise citizens and boaters to make preparations and monitor official weather updates as this...

Unified Command continues salvage operations for Caribbean Fantasy

Unified Command continues salvage operations for Caribbean Fantasy
Containment boom around the Caribbean Fantasy, moored at Pier 15 in San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Unified Command is continuing salvage operations at Pier 15 in San Juan Harbor. The Unified Command is establishing mechanical ventilation to circulate air through the vessel. A marine...

Coast Guard urges public to heed weather warnings

Coast Guard urges public to heed weather warnings
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Following an incident in Frankfort, Mich., Sunday morning, the Coast Guard is urging the public to stay off breakwalls, jetties and low piers as hazardous weather passes through the area. A crew from Coast Guard Station Frankfort responded when two people were swept off a breakwall due to high wind and waves just before 9 a.m. Sunday. Benzie County sheriff’s initially reported...

Caribbean Fantasy moored in San Juan Harbor

Caribbean Fantasy moored in San Juan Harbor
The Caribbean Fantasy, a passenger ferry vessel, is towed to Pier 15 in San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. ast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The passenger vessel ferry Caribbean Fantasy was moored safely Saturday at Pier 15 in San Juan Harbor. The Unified Command is developing an assessment and disposal plan for potential hazardous...

Unified Command prepares to move Caribbean Fantasy

Unified Command prepares to move Caribbean Fantasy
The Caribbean Fantasy, a passenger ferry vessel, aground approximately half a mile off Puntas Salinas Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Unified Command is planning to refloat the passenger ferry vessel Caribbean Fantasy on Saturday and tow the vessel to Pier 15 in San Juan Harbor. Ardent, the responding salvage...

Unified Command continues response efforts, finds missing pets deceased

Unified Command continues response efforts, finds missing pets deceased
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Salvage and fire fighting teams boarded the 561-foot passenger ferry vessel Caribbean Fantasy Friday morning and located the two missing pets deceased near the vessels disembarkation area. The owners of the pets were notified in person this morning at Coast Guard Sector San Juan. The remains of both dogs have been brought ashore. All of the animals on the ship’s...

Coast Guard, industry preparing for inspected towing vessel regulations

Coast Guard, industry preparing for inspected towing vessel regulations
Marine Inspectors from Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Portland conduct a field dry dock examination, Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, to educate and train the towing vessel community on new regulatory standards that will come into force in the summer of 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo. PORTLAND, Ore. — Marine Inspectors from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Portland conducted a field dry dock examination, Wednesday,...

Unified Command continues response efforts of vessel fire off San Juan Harbor

Unified Command continues response efforts of vessel fire off San Juan Harbor
Passengers aboard the 561-foot Caribbean Fantasy ferry vessel use the marine escape system to awaiting lift rafts as they abandon the vessel a mile from San Juan Harbor, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. The Caribbean Fantasy had a fire start in the engine room that spread to other compartments forcing passengers and crew to abandon the vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station...

Coast Guard investigates vessel fire in Lake Tahoe

Coast Guard investigates vessel fire in Lake Tahoe
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Coast Guard continues its investigation into a boat fire onboard the Tahoe Queen on Lake Tahoe, Wednesday. The fire occurred onboard the vessel in Zephyr Cove Tuesday morning. The vessel has been thoroughly examined by passenger vessel marine inspectors from Coast Guard Sector San Francisco to ensure that it is structurally sound and poses no threat to the public....