Coast Guard conducts out of water inspection on NYC ferry

Coast Guard conducts out of water inspection on NYC ferry
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard completed an out of water inspection on the ferry Urban Journey, hull number H201, one of 10 New York City commuter ferries in the 200-series fleet on Wednesday. After completing a detailed inspection of the vessel’s hull, the Urban Journey was declared safe for continued passenger operations. Underwater hull inspections were conducted on all other vessels in the...

U.S. Virgin Islands Hurricane-Displaced Vessel Deadline Quickly Approaching

U.S. Virgin Islands Hurricane-Displaced Vessel Deadline Quickly Approaching
An image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency maintained Environmental Response Management Application database shows individual dot for all displaced vessels in the U.S. Virgin Islands, November 28, 2017. Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Friday deadline is rapidly approaching for vessel owners to declare their intent...

Removal of vessels displaced in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria continues

Removal of vessels displaced in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria continues
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Rich Bassin affixes a reference sticker to a sunken boat caused by Hurricane Maria in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Tamargo SAN JUAN – Vessel removal operations continue in Puerto Rico as part of Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. As part of the unified recovery effort, assessment teams continue to identify vessels...

Salvaged Vessels Returned to Owners, Operations Continue in U.S. Virgin Islands

Salvaged Vessels Returned to Owners, Operations Continue in U.S. Virgin Islands
Officer Omari Lewis, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Environmental Resources shakes hands with Marc Weiser, after Weiser’s vessel was salvaged and returned Nov. 18, 2017, under special consideration for federal assistance. U.S. Coast Guard Photo CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands — Vessel salvage operations on St. Thomas saw success with the salvaging and returning of hurricane-displaced...

Coast Guard safety tips for duck-hunting season in Louisiana

Coast Guard safety tips for duck-hunting season in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard would like to remind boaters to remain vigilant and prepared during the waterfowl and duck-hunting season in Louisiana. The Coast Guard offers the following safety tips: Dress for the water temperature, not just the air temperature. Wear layers if cooler weather and bring an extra set of clothes in case you get wet. Be cautious when launching your boat from a vehicle....

Coast Guard concludes Albany session of Hudson River PAWSA Workshop

Coast Guard concludes Albany session of Hudson River PAWSA Workshop
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Justin Kaczynski and Richard Stefanski discuss marine navigation concerns at the Hudson River Ports And Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) workshop held in Albany, New York, Nov. 15, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) ALBANY, N.Y. — The Coast Guard wrapped up the two-day Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Workshop...

Coast Guard begins Albany session of Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Workshop

Coast Guard begins Albany session of Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Workshop
Rear Adm. Steven Poulin, commander First Coast Guard District, speaks to connected stakeholders and waterway users at the Hudson River Ports And Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) workshop held in Albany, New York, Nov. 15, 2017.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) ALBANY, NY – The Coast Guard kicked off the first day of a two-day Hudson River Ports and Waterways...

Coast Guard responds to passenger vessel engine fire near The Dalles, Oregon

Coast Guard responds to passenger vessel engine fire near The Dalles, Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. — Members from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland responded to a report of an engine fire aboard the passenger vessel American Empress after it experienced a significant machinery malfunction while preparing to moor near The Dalles, Oregon, Thursday evening. The American Empress will remain moored in The Dalles for the initial Coast Guard investigation and until plans for repairs...

Responders continue wreck removal efforts for Pacific Paradise

Responders continue wreck removal efforts for Pacific Paradise
Work continued, including securing danger signs to the hull, on the Pacific Paradise Nov. 9, 2017, located off Kaimana Beach, Oahu.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) HONOLULU — Work on the Pacific Paradise continues and the unified command has contracted Resolve Marine Group with support from several other experts to conduct the removal of the pollution threat. “The combined experience of the team...