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Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in St. Marys River

Coast Guard responding to 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 Air Station Traverse City) Sault Ste Marie, Michigan —The Coast Guard is responding to a 603-foot bulk carrier which ran aground in the St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Michigan, early Wednesday. The motor vessel Mississagi, a Canadian-flagged...

Vessel previously grounded in St. Lawrence Seaway refloated, navigational channel open

Vessel previously grounded in St. Lawrence Seaway refloated, navigational channel open
The motor vessel Juno sits aground under the Thousand Islands Bridge, April 20, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEVELAND – The motor vessel Juno, a 621-foot bulk carrier which ran agound in the vicinity of Wellesley Island in the St. Lawrence River, New York, was refloated about 7 a.m. Wednesday and is now safely anchored at Mason Point. At 8 a.m. the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation...

Response to vessel aground in St. Lawrence Seaway continues

Response to vessel aground in St. Lawrence Seaway continues
The motor vessel Juno sits aground under the Thousand Islands Bridge, April 20, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard continues its response Tuesday to a 621-foot bulk carrier which ran aground in the vicinity of Wellesley Island in the St. Lawrence River, New York, Monday while transiting inbound from the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Port of Toronto. The Bahamian-flagged motor...

Coast Guard hosts open house on new requirements for Uninspected Passenger Vessel operations

Coast Guard hosts open house on new requirements for Uninspected Passenger Vessel operations
Visitors and members of the maritime industry attend an open house at Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment St. Thomas April 20, 2015, to learn about newly established requirements for Uninspected Passenger Vessel operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands —Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment St. Thomas hosted an open house Monday for members...

Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in St. Lawrence Seaway

Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in St. Lawrence Seaway
The motor vessel Juno, a 621-foot bulk carrier, sits aground under the Thousand Islands Bridge near Alexandria Bay, New York, April 20, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard is responding to a 621-foot bulk carrier which ran aground in the vicinity of Wellesley Island, in the St. Lawrence River, New York, Monday. The motor vessel is aground and taking on water in one of the forward...

Coast Guard Closes the Biloxi Industrial Seaway Due to Landslide

Coast Guard Closes the Biloxi Industrial Seaway Due to Landslide
The Coast Guard closed the Biloxi Industrial Seaway in Gulfport, Miss., due to a landslide April 18, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard closed the Biloxi Industrial Seaway in Gulfport, Miss., due to a landslide, Saturday. The Biloxi Industrial Seaway in the vicinity of the Lorraine Bridge is closed to all traffic. The Coast Guard was notified at approximately 5:20 p.m. that...

Boating Tips from a Seasoned Pro

Boating Tips from a Seasoned Pro
Clyde Rawls, the director of operations for the Frank S. Farley State Marina in Atlantic City, N.J. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen) by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen If you live in the Mid-Atlantic region, chances are you’ve been frustrated with the weather this past winter. Then it snowed … on the first day of spring! Now temperatures are beginning to reach the...

Coast Guard statement to clarify status of new Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel regulations

Coast Guard statement to clarify status of new Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel regulations
The Coast Guard released a statement to remove confusion and correct misinformation concerning new regulations on the Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (ROUPV) credential Friday. This statement represents an effort to assist mariners understand the implementation of the regulations change.  Coast Guard Sector Anchorage is working with the fishing and hunting guide industry in Western...

Coast Guard warns of the impact of hoax distress calls

Coast Guard warns of the impact of hoax distress calls
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – Coast Guard Sector Northern New England responds to more than twelve cases on a typical summer day. False alerts restrict their ability to respond to real emergencies. In 2014, Sector Northern New England responded to 464 search and rescue cases: 76 were never resolved. “When our searches come up empty-handed, the hardest part is never knowing whether the distress was real...