Coast Guard warns of illegal charter boats in LA-LB area

Coast Guard warns of illegal charter boats in LA-LB area
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach is warning vessel operators and the general public of illegal charter boats in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area. In an effort to ensure public safety on local waterways, the Captain of the Port issued several “Captain of the Port Orders” to specific vessel operators to cease operations as commercial vessels carrying more...

Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie warns of unstable ice

Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie warns of unstable ice
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan — With the forecast rain, wind and above-freezing temperatures this weekend, the Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution when venturing onto the ice across Lake Superior, St. Marys River, and the northern parts of lakes Michigan and Huron. The Coast Guard is also increasing its ice breaking operations in preparation for the upcoming maritime shipping season,...

Coast Guard to hold District Formal Investigation Hearing for Caribbean Fantasy marine casualty

Coast Guard to hold District Formal Investigation Hearing for Caribbean Fantasy marine casualty
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.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station San Juan, Puerto Rico. MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a public District Formal Investigation Hearing from Mar. 20-25,...

Coast Guard, partners pull 7 from the water, assist 18 mariners in 12 hours

Coast Guard, partners pull 7 from the water, assist 18 mariners in 12 hours
TAMPA, Fla. — Coast Guard crews along the west coast of Florida responded to four separate search-and-rescue calls Tuesday and remind boaters to stay vigilant on the water especially during this week’s inclement weather. “Due to multiple factors, including weather, Coast Guard crews have assisted 18 lives, seven of whom were pulled out of the water in the last 12 hours,” said Cmdr....

Coast Guard reopens Port of Virginia

Coast Guard reopens Port of Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard captain of the port reopened the Port of Virginia at 8:40 a.m.Tuesday. “The Port of Virginia is now open without restrictions,” said Capt. Rick Wester, the captain of the port. “However, as long as adverse weather conditions exist, I strongly urge all mariners to exercise caution, be mindful of developing forecasts and report any potential hazards...

Coast Guard closes Port of Virginia

Coast Guard closes Port of Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard captain of the port closed the Port of Virginia Monday at 9 p.m. in anticipation of high winds. All vessels will be prohibited from entering or departing Chesapeake Bay. Vessels at 5,000 gross tons or greater will be prohibited from moving within the bay unless permission is granted by the captain of the port. The forecasted winds in the area of up to 50 knots are...

Crew vessel freed after running aground on jetty near Cameron, Louisiana

Crew vessel freed after running aground on jetty near Cameron, Louisiana
The 120-foot offshore supply vessel, Miss Lynda, makes way in Louisiana Mar. 9, 2017, after getting free from grounding on the West Cameron Jetties. U.S. Coast Guard photo. LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana – Coast Guard crews and salvage crews from McKinney Salvage & Heavy Lift, Inc., coordinated efforts to free a grounded crew boat off the West Cameron Jetties, Thursday. Coast Guard Marine Safety...

Coast Guard responds to ship grounding near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard responds to ship grounding near Cameron, Louisiana
The offshore supply vessel Miss Lynda ran aground off the West Cameron Jetties in Louisiana Feb. 3, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CAMERON PARISH, Louisiana — Coast Guard crews are coordinating salvage efforts for a ship aground off the west Cameron Jetties Wednesday. At 7:20 a.m., Vessel Traffic Service Port Arthur, Texas, personnel overheard that the 120-foot offshore supply vessel Miss Lynda, had...

Barges removed from Racine Lock and Dam after barge break away

Barges removed from Racine Lock and Dam after barge break away
NEW ORLEANS – The two barges that were pinned to the Racine Lock and Dam after a barge break away were removed, Sunday. At approximately 12:00 p.m. the motor vessel M.K. McNally towed the two barges from the dam and placed them in the auxiliary lock chamber for an initial survey prior to being towed by the motor vessel Alabama to Amherst Madison facility in Henderson, West Virginia. Saturday, the...