Enforcement measures increase against unlicensed mariners carrying passengers for hire

Enforcement measures increase against unlicensed mariners carrying passengers for hire
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); DULUTH, Minn. — The Coast Guard is stepping up enforcement measures on boat operators illegally taking passengers for hire. This summer the Coast Guard will conduct operations to stop illegal passenger vessel operators in Northern Minnesota and Western Lake Superior waters. A similar operation was conducted...

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 tank barge incident

Coast Guard to hold public hearing for Bouchard No. 255 tank barge incident
File photo of Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, and Bouchard Transportation representatives responding to an oil discharge from the Bouchard Barge No. 255 tank barge that caught fire and was extinguished off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing beginning Monday at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston to consider evidence...

Coast Guard urges mariners to be vigilant during New London Sailfest water activities

Coast Guard urges mariners to be vigilant during New London Sailfest water activities
Coast Guard file photo of a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station New London by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard expects increased marine traffic on the Thames River in vicinity of New London Saturday due to Mashantucket Pequot Fireworks and New London Sailfest. The local Coast Guard and maritime law enforcement units will enforce...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone for Pensacola Blue Angels Airshow

Coast Guard establishes safety zone for Pensacola Blue Angels Airshow
Navy Blue Angels file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish two temporary safety zones in portions of the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound during the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show over the Gulf of Mexico at Pensacola Beach, Florida, Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gulf of Mexico safety zone includes all...

Mariners, swimmers warned of dangerous weather and rip currents from Tropical Storm Chris

Mariners, swimmers warned of dangerous weather and rip currents from Tropical Storm Chris
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard would like to warn mariners and beachgoers of hazardous weather and sea states that could take place as Tropical Storm Chris makes its way up the east coast. Wind, waves and visibility can quickly become problematic for boaters, while the increased sea states leading up to and after a tropical storm can create powerful rip currents. Swimmers are urged to only swim...

Coast Guard investigating death from workboat allision on Cooper River

Coast Guard investigating death from workboat allision on Cooper River
The 24-foot Moran Environmental workboat Miss June allided with a seawall on the Cooper River in North Charleston, July 6, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Charleston) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is investigating the death of a man after a workboat allided with a seawall Friday on the Cooper River south of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Coast Guard Sector Charleston...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Beryl

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Beryl
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan, Capt. Eric P. King, set Port Condition X-RAY for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico effective at 8 a.m. Saturday due to the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph from Hurricane Beryl that may arrive within 48 hours. The Coast Guard strongly cautions the maritime community to remain vigilant and take the...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan set Port Condition WHISKEY effective 8p.m. Friday for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands due to the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph from Hurricane Beryl that may arrive within 72 hours. The Captain of the Port San Juan strongly cautions the maritime community to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions...

Coast Guard urges U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to prepare for Hurricane Beryl

Coast Guard urges U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to prepare for Hurricane Beryl
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – With the approach of Hurricane Beryl to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, the maritime community and boating public are advised to monitor its progress and take early action to protect themselves and their vessels. “It’s never too early to make preparations, mariners and boaters should be monitoring the weather and taking measures to protect their vessels and property,”...