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
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 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...

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,”...

Coast Guard reminds public to watch for illegal passenger vessel operations

Coast Guard reminds public to watch for illegal passenger vessel operations
ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard is advising the public to be aware of and avoid unlawful vessel charter operations on navigable waterways. The Coast Guard has received reports from reputable sources including prominent members of the maritime community and legal passenger vessel operators about illegal passenger vessels conducting charter operations. Unlawful operations include, but are not limited...

Coast Guard to enforce safety zone during Fair St. Louis

Coast Guard to enforce safety zone during Fair St. Louis
ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard will implement waterfront safety measures on the Mississippi River during the upcoming Fair St. Louis 4th of July celebration. The safety zone prohibits all commercial and recreational vessel traffic from operating on the Mississippi River between the Poplar Street Bridge at mile marker 179.0 and the Eads Bridge at mile marker 180.0 during air shows and fireworks display. The...

Coast Guard urges public in Guam to prepare for heavy weather

Coast Guard urges public in Guam to prepare for heavy weather
SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard is urging the public to prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to impact the Marianas Islands early Thursday. Tropical Depression 10W is expected to generate sustained winds of 35 knots (40 mph) throughout Guam. Mariners and beachgoers should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through newspapers, the internet and local television, radio stations...

Coast Guard sets Port Heavy Weather Condition X-ray for Guam

Coast Guard sets Port Heavy Weather Condition X-ray for Guam
SANTA RITA, Guam — In preparation for the arrival of Tropical Depression 10W, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Guam has established Port Heavy Weather Condition X-ray effective 4 p.m. Tuesday. In accordance with Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 160.111(c), the COTP hereby orders the following: All commercial vessels must prepare to complete cargo operations and depart...

Coast Guard crew issues violation to commercial fishermen off Oregon Coast

Coast Guard crew issues violation to commercial fishermen off Oregon Coast
A boarding team aboard a small boat from the Coast Guard Cutter Orcas, 110-foot Patrol Boat homeported in Coos Bay, Ore., approaches a fishing vessel off the Oregon Coast, June 30, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by 1st Class Cadet Josh Turner. COOS BAY, Ore. — A Coast Guard cutter crew issued a violation to commercial fishermen who caught salmon outside of the fishing season 20 miles off the coast...

Coast Guard reminds mariners not to use emergency flares as celebration tools

Coast Guard reminds mariners not to use emergency flares as celebration tools
A crewmember stationed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Munro fires off a signal flare during training. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Pedro Sullivan. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard reminds mariners not to use emergency flares as celebration tools and offers other safety reminders ahead of this 4th of July week. The days leading up to and after the Independence Day holiday are often extremely...

Coast Guard urges safety for Canalside 4th of July Celebration fireworks display

Coast Guard urges safety for Canalside 4th of July Celebration fireworks display
BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo and state and local agencies are advising the boating public of safety concerns and safety tips during the Canalside 4th of July Celebration fireworks display taking place on the Buffalo River starting at 9:45 p.m., Wednesday, in Buffalo, New York. Specific concerns for the event are heavy boating congestion in the area. Fireworks displays may pose...