Coast Guard imposes intervention on two bulk carriers on Columbia River

Coast Guard imposes intervention on two bulk carriers on Columbia River
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard set in motion a detention of the Panama-flagged bulk carriers Atlantic Ruby and Amber L, Feb. 23, 2017, after discovering substandard safety issues while conducting routine Port State Control exams onboard the vessels along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. The Atlantic Ruby, a 590-foot bulk carrier was boarded in Portland on Feb. 23, after Port State Control Officers...

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Santa Barbara Harbor entrance

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Santa Barbara Harbor entrance
LOS ANGELES — The Captain of the Port will be enforcing a temporary safety zone due to shoaling in the vicinity of the Santa Barbara Harbor entrance from 4 p.m., today to 8 a.m., March 16, 2017. The safety zone will encompass all navigable waters from the surface to the sea floor of the Santa Barbara Harbor entrance. No vessel or person is permitted to operate in the temporary safety zone unless...

Coast Guard releases final F/V Orin C investigation report

Coast Guard releases final F/V Orin C investigation report
BOSTON — The Coast Guard Thursday released its Major Incident Investigation (MII) report into the death of a fisherman who died Dec. 3, 2015, when the fishing vessel Orin C sank 20 miles east of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. On Dec. 14, 2015, the MII investigation board was initiated to inquire into the facts surrounding the mishap. They concluded the cause of death was drowning, and the cause of the...

Coast Guard seeking public’s help in locating owner of an adrift life ring off Kauai

Coast Guard seeking public's help in locating owner of an adrift life ring off Kauai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift orange life ring found approximately 500-yards off of Red Hill on the Na Pali Coast of Kauai, Saturday.  Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the life ring is asked to contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600.  At 11 a.m., watchstanders from the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu...

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 weather and sea conditions in the vicinity of the Morro Bay Harbor entrance from midnight, Thursday, tomidnight March, 2, 2017. A high surf advisory issued by the National Weather Service warns of high surf building from to 12 to 15 feet today and up to 18 feet Saturday. Large waves and rip currents can...

Coast Guard urges extreme caution on ice, water as warm temperatures approach

Coast Guard urges extreme caution on ice, water as warm temperatures approach
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is warning that warmer temperatures predicted to overtake the Great Lakes region beginning Friday could pose safety concerns for those planning to recreate on or near ice or cold water. Unseasonably warm air temperatures will cause frozen waters to melt at an alarming rate and may cause misperceptions about Great Lakes water temperatures, which will remain dangerously...

Coast Guard urges mariner to be cautious of debris in San Francisco Delta Region

Coast Guard urges mariner to be cautious of debris in San Francisco Delta Region
Marine debris surrounds a navigation buoy in the Sacramento River, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.  Coast Guard photo by Aids to Navigation Team San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard urges mariners in the San Francisco Delta Region to exercise caution as river levels are expected to rise Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service forecasts rain through the week causing river levels to...

Coast Guard responds to increase in illegal charters on Big Island

Coast Guard responds to increase in illegal charters on Big Island
HONOLULU — In the last 24 hours, the Coast Guard has identified two tour boats operating illegally out of Pohoiki Boat Ramp and is ramping up enforcement in response to a perceived increase in illegal charters operating in the area to view lava streaming into the ocean from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. “Safety is always our top priority,” said Capt. David McClellan, chief of prevention,...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to establish security zones near Palm Beach

Coast Guard, partner agencies to establish security zones near Palm Beach
Security Zones in vicinity of Mar A Lago, Florida iare established during VIP visits to the Miami area. U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Seventh Coast Guard District MIAMI – The Coast Guard is establishing security zones Friday in the Intracoastal Waterway and offshore near Palm Beach. The security zones began at 6 a.m. Feb. 3, and will continue until 11:59 p.m. Feb. 6, to include certain...