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...

Tug transits to Ketchikan after grounding near Sumner Strait, Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — Commercial tugs are towing the tug Ocean Eagle to Ketchikan for repairs,Sunday, following its grounding at Mariposa Reef in Sumner Strait, Thursday. The Ocean Eagle’s barge was towed to Sitka where a Marine Inspector is conducting additional damage assessments before the barge continues its planned voyage. Brusco Tug & Barge, the owner of Ocean Eagle, contracted Alaska...

Vessel removed from the Racine Lock and Dam after barge breakaway

Vessel removed from the Racine Lock and Dam after barge breakaway
NEW ORLEANS – The motor vessel Austin C. Settoon was removed from the Racine Lock and Dam, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at 1:24 p.m. that the Austin C. Settoon was disengaged from the structure and was towed by the motor vessel Alabama. It was then moored to the auxiliary lock chamber at the Racine Locks. Two barges remain pinned against gates seven and eight of the...

Racine Lock and Dam reopened on Ohio River after barge break away

Racine Lock and Dam reopened on Ohio River after barge break away
NEW ORLEANS – Racine Lock and Dam is open to vessel traffic after a barge was removed from the lock and dam, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report at approximately 9:00 p.m. that the uninspected towing vessel, Capt. Ed Harris, removed the barge from the locking channel and took it to a nearby fleeting area. The remaining two barges are pinned against gates seven and eight of...

Coast Guard Reminds the Public to Watch for Illegal Passenger Vessel Operations

Coast Guard Reminds the Public to Watch for Illegal Passenger Vessel Operations
ST. LOUIS – Following reports of illegal commercial vessel services including water taxis, excursion vessels and transportation services reserved from smartphone applications, the Coast Guard is advising the public to avoid unlawful operations. Unlawful operations include but are not limited to: Charter services that carry a “Passenger for hire” without a valid Coast Guard issued Merchant Mariner’s...