Coast Guard loosens Fort Pierce safety zone for recreational boaters

Coast Guard loosens Fort Pierce safety zone for recreational boaters
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has made a change in the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone Thursday afternoon. Recreational vessels with less than six-foot draft are now allowed to transit through the Fort Pierce Inlet safety zone upon receiving clearance from the on-scene representative. All other persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of...

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage off central Oregon Coast

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage off central Oregon Coast
The Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk conducting a living marine resource patrol, enforcing fishing and safety regulations on commercial fishing vessels working off the coast of Oregon. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David MosleyWARRENTON, Ore. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk while on patrol off of Winchester Bay, terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel for safety gear...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in Fort Pierce Inlet following tragic accident

Coast Guard establishes safety zone in Fort Pierce Inlet following tragic accident
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is alerting boaters of a temporary safety zone established at Fort Pierce Inlet, Florida, Wednesday. The safety zone will help ensure the safety and security of vessels as there is a sunken barge partially blocking the channel. Tuesday afternoon, Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce and local agencies responded to the sinking of a barge that was being towed. The Coast Guard and...

International Ice Patrol opens annual ice season

International Ice Patrol opens annual ice season
A Coast Guard International Ice Patrol team conducts initial ice patrols for the 2015 ice season on Feb. 10, 2015.BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol opened the annual ice season February 3 to detect and track icebergs in the North Atlantic Ocean. The IIP deployed its first Ice Reconnaissance Detachment (IRD) to Newfoundland, Canada, to meet with Canadian partners and to conduct...

Coast Guard to establish safety zone in Port of Long Beach

Coast Guard to establish safety zone in Port of Long Beach
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard will establish a 100-yard safety zone around the Tesoro facility (Piers B and T in Long Beach) which will impact a group of protestors in kayaks near the Tesoro Piers in the Port of Long Beach, Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Due to the possible dangers posed by larger, less maneuverable vessels in the port, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. Jennifer...

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous beach conditions, rip currents along the coast of Sonoma through Monterey counties

Coast Guard urges caution for hazardous beach conditions, rip currents along the coast of Sonoma through Monterey counties
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is urging boaters and beachgoers to exercise caution in and around the waters along the coast of Sonoma through Monterey counties due to forecasted strong swells over the next few days. Strong swells are anticipated to impact the coastal north bay to include Point Reyes National Seashore, the San Francisco peninsula, northern Monterey Bay, southern Monterey Bay and...

Federal judge approves civil settlement between Coast Guard and tug operator

Federal judge approves civil settlement between Coast Guard and tug operator
SEATTLE — A Federal Administrative Law Judge approved a settlement, Tuesday, between the Coast Guard and the operator of the tug Shannon, resulting in a two month suspension of Merchant Mariner’s Credentials, mandatory attendance at a Washington State accepted anger management class, and a 24-month probationary period. The Coast Guard found the operator of the Shannon to have directly endangered...

Coast Guard Office of the Auxiliary and Boating Safety launches redesigned website

Coast Guard Office of the Auxiliary and Boating Safety launches redesigned website
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of the Auxiliary and Boating Safety has officially launched its redesigned Boating Safety website to provide easier navigation for recreational boaters to locate the information they need. “The newly redesigned website has a fresh look that is aligned with our strategic partners’ visions for what is important to the recreational boating...

Coast Guard warns of upcoming winter storm

Coast Guard warns of upcoming winter storm
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard advises the public to begin making preparations and exercise caution when on and around the water, as heavy rain, strong winds and high surf are predicted to impact northern and central California starting late Wednesday and continuing through Sunday evening. The National Weather Service issued a small craft advisory beginning Wednesday and remaining in effect through...