Coast Guard responds to 656-foot freighter grounded in Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard responds to 656-foot freighter grounded in Lake St. Clair
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard responded Sunday to a 656-foot freighter that is hard aground in the downbound shipping channel of Lake St. Clair. Initial reports indicate there is no resultant pollution and no injuries were reported. At around 3 a.m., response coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received notice that the motor vessel Federal Rideau, a Hong Kong-flagged vessel, grounded on the...

Coast Guard responds to adrift barges in Salem River near Rt. 49 bridge

Coast Guard responds to adrift barges in Salem River near Rt. 49 bridge
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard responded to two empty barges adrift Sunday in the Salem River, near the Rt. 49 bridge. Local police contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, in Philadelphia, at about 10 a.m. and reported the tugboat, Eric R. Thorton, which was pulling two empty barges, ran aground about one mile down-river from the Rt. 49 bridge. After the tugboat ran aground,...

Joint fishing vessel boarding by Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay results in arrests in Garibaldi, Ore.

Joint fishing vessel boarding by Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay results in arrests in Garibaldi, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard issued a notice of 13 safety violations, including four especially hazardous condition issues, to the crew of a fishing vessel during a joint law enforcement boarding with the Oregon State Police in Tillamook Bay, Sunday. Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay boarding team members identified numerous safety violations aboard the fishing vessel Jimco and the Coast Guard...

Previously grounded casino vessel safely moored in Savannah

Previously grounded casino vessel safely moored in Savannah
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. — The casino boat Escapade is moored at its homeport and is no longer aground in Calibogue Sound near Tybee Island Thursday. The 174-foot vessel freed itself under its own power at high tide about 12:45 p.m. without the use of commercial salvage boats and transited to its homeport at Bull River Marina in Savannah, Georgia, where it is currently moored. Two Coast Guard marine inspectors...

Coast Guard to establish safety zone on Maumee River for Toledo Edison smokestack Demolition

Coast Guard to establish safety zone on Maumee River for Toledo Edison smokestack Demolition
TOLEDO, Ohio — The Coast Guard will establish a safety zone on the Maumee River from 10:30 a.m., to 4 p.m., Wednesday for the demolition of Toledo Edison’s smokestacks. An alternate date has been set for the same time frame on Thursday. The safety zone will encompass all waters of the Maumee River starting at the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge, mile marker 4.30, to the Craig Street Bridge,...

Coast Guard reopens Upper Mississippi River near St. Louis

Coast Guard reopens Upper Mississippi River near St. Louis
ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard reopened the Upper Mississippi River near St. Louis to recreational vessel traffic, Monday. The Coast Guard closed the river to all recreational traffic on Friday between Lock and Dam 27 in Granite City, Illinois and the Jefferson Barrack Bridge in St. Louis due to extreme high water. The river in St. Louis crested late Friday at nearly 31 feet. “Although the river...

Coast Guard Auxiliary promotes recreational boating safety at City of Water Day event

Coast Guard Auxiliary promotes recreational boating safety at City of Water Day event
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard Auxiliary participated in the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s (MWA) City of Water Day on Governors Island, July 12, 2014. MWA’s City of Water Day is the region’s premier harbor-wide event, held in various locations throughout New York and New Jersey’s metropolitan waterfront area. The festival, organized by MWA and its 700 alliance partners including the...

Coast Guard investigates grounding of 190-foot cargo ship Sabre Spirit off Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard investigates grounding of 190-foot cargo ship Sabre Spirit off Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Coast Guard is investigating the grounding of the Sabre Spirit, a 190-foot Panamanian flag ro-ro cargo ship, after the vessel ran aground Friday morning, and was later refloated with the rising tide, just off Current Cut, between the islands of Saint Thomas and Great Saint James, U.S. Virgin Islands. There is no sign of oil pollution leaking from the vessel...

Coast Guard reminds Tampa area boaters to stay safe during hazardous weather

Coast Guard reminds Tampa area boaters to stay safe during hazardous weather
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is urging mariners in Tampa, Florida and surrounding areas to exercise caution when venturing on the water due to severe weather expected until July 13. The National Weather Service issued a statement reporting heavy rainfall, strong winds and frequent lightning strikes likely during the next few days. Mariners are urged to ensure their safety equipment aboard...