Coast Guard responds to alleged shooting incident southwest of Marquesas Key, Florida

Coast Guard responds to alleged shooting incident southwest of Marquesas Key, Florida
MIAMI- The Coast Guard responded to a report of the discharge of a firearm southwest of Marquesas Key, Florida, on Wednesday. At approximately 9:45 a.m., Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report from a 20-foot pleasure craft that an unidentified 45-foot fishing vessel allegedly discharged a firearm in their general direction multiple times while they were diving approximately 20 nautical...

Coast Guard investigates laser strikes to Coast Guard aircraft in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard investigates laser strikes to Coast Guard aircraft in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard is investigating three laser strike incidents during a five-day period that were aimed at Coast Guard aircraft in Aguadilla Bay, Puerto Rico, and warns the public that pointing handheld lasers at any aircraft and Coast Guard crews is dangerous and illegal. The latest laser incident occurred April 25, while the crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65D...

Coast Guard issues $100,000 civil penalty for Washington State Ferry laser strike

Coast Guard issues $100,000 civil penalty for Washington State Ferry laser strike
SEATTLE — The Captain of the Port, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, issued a $100,000 civil penalty Tuesday to a Washington resident who intentionally struck the Washington State Ferry Tokiate with a high-powered blue laser October 22, 2015. Coast Guard investigating officers determined that Mark Raden of Freeland, was aboard Washington State Ferry Kitsap transiting between Mukilteo and Clinton...

Coast Guard notifies public of urgent marine safety alert; EPIRB recall

Coast Guard notifies public of urgent marine safety alert; EPIRB recall
LOS ANGELES­­ ­­– Kannad Marine issued a recall for all SAFELINK EPIRB’s Monday, April 25, 2016, due to a possible defect that could result in the beacon not operating in emergency situations. The SAFELINK EPIRB’s yellow body plastic may prematurely age when subjected to specific environmental conditions, which has the potential to impact its long term effectiveness in the field. The...

Coast Guard ends “Bubble man’s” journey after two days

Coast Guard ends "Bubble man's" journey after two days
After only two days of an endurance running feat that would have taken him past the Bahamas, Haiti and Cuba afloat in a handcrafted bubble, ultra marathoner Ray “Reza” Baluchi has ended his trek on the advice of authorities. Ray “Reza” Baluchi left from Pompano Beach on Friday and was picked up Sunday by the U.S. Coast Guard near Fort Pierce, cutting short what...

Hydro pod runner ends attempt to run to Bermuda

Hydro pod runner ends attempt to run to Bermuda
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Gannet tow a hydro pod off the coast of Jupiter, Florida, April 24, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — The second attempt by an endurance runner hoping to reach Bermuda from Miami ended early Sunday when he asked to be removed from his “hydro pod.” The runner ignored a previously issued Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Order to not depart on...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Pago Pago, American Samoa following Tropical Cyclone Amos

Coast Guard reopens Port of Pago Pago, American Samoa following Tropical Cyclone Amos
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has reopened the Port of Pago Pago following the passing of Tropical Cyclone Amos through American Samoa, Saturday. The Captain of the Port, working with federal, territory and industry partners, verified that channels are clear, infrastructure is intact and aids to navigation are on station and working properly. Commercial traffic and port operations may be resumed. The...

Coast Guard closes Port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, for Tropical Cyclone Amos

Coast Guard closes Port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, for Tropical Cyclone Amos
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port is closely monitoring the movement of Tropical Cyclone Amos and has set Port Condtion Zulu and closed the port of Pago Pago, American Samoa to all inbound and outbound traffic due to severe weather, Saturday. In preparation for Amos, the Coast Guard captain of the port strongly advised vessels of 200 gross tons or more to depart until the storm passed...

Coast Guard monitors salvage operations for Ji Hyun, urges preparadness for Tropical Cyclone Amos

Coast Guard monitors salvage operations for Ji Hyun, urges preparadness for Tropical Cyclone Amos
HONOLULU — The public is advised to use extreme caution and prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to generate extreme sea conditions, storm surge and high surf throughout American Samoa prior to the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Amos. The Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator overseeing the salvage operations for the 61-foot fishing vessel Ji Hyun has directed it to be anchored and ballasted...