Final rule on vessel requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification System published

Final rule on vessel requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification System published
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the publication of the final rule on Vessel Requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification Systems. This final rule amends the applicability of notice of arrival requirements to include additional vessels, sets forth a mandatory method for electronic submission of NOAs and modifies related reporting content, timeframes...

Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle open for free tours in Boston

Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle open for free tours in Boston
BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle is scheduled to be open to the public for free tours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, at Rowes Wharf in Boston. The Grand Isle, a 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat homeported in Gloucester, Massachusetts, is slated to arrive in Boston Harbor at 10 a.m., Wednesday, and will be providing maritime security for First Night Boston 2015. “We are happy to provide...

Coast Guard to enforce Kailua Bay security zones during presidential visit

Coast Guard to enforce Kailua Bay security zones during presidential visit
HONOLULU — Coast Guard law enforcement officers will enforce a temporary security zone in waters off Kailua Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. The temporary security zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the President of the United States. The security zone will be in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. Jan. 5 unless canceled earlier by Captain Shannon Gilreath, U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port. The...

Coast Guard’s notice of proposed rulemaking on cruise ship terminal security published in Federal Register

Coast Guard's notice of proposed rulemaking on cruise ship terminal security published in Federal Register
WASHINGTON — The Federal Register Wednesday published the U.S. Coast Guard’s notice of proposed rulemaking amending its regulations on cruise ship terminal security. This proposed rule would standardize screening activities for all persons, baggage and personal effects at cruise ship terminals while also allowing an appropriate degree of flexibility that accommodates and is consistent with different...

Coast Guard lifts no sail order on Isla Bonita ferry following security breach in Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard lifts no sail order on Isla Bonita ferry following security breach in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard lifted a “no-sail” order on the M/V Isla Bonita passenger/cargo ferry Monday, following a reported vessel security breach Sunday night at the intra-island ferry terminal in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The Command Center in Coast Guard Sector San Juan was contacted Sunday night by the Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Authority Facility Security Officer at...

Coast Guard to establish security zone for the US – Africa Leaders Summit

Coast Guard to establish security zone for the US - Africa Leaders Summit
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary security zone Aug. 4 and Aug. 5 in designated waters of the Potomac River for the U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit. The security zone may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users in the Washington Channel and Tidal Basin. The security zone includes all navigable waters of the Potomac River from...

Security zone established for Rose Festival fleet visit in Portland

Security zone established for Rose Festival fleet visit in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard will enforce and maintain a controlled access area (Security Zone) on the Willamette River while Navy, Canadian navy and Coast Guard vessels are tied up at the seawall between the Steel and Morrison Bridges beginning at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 4, until noon, Monday, June 9. Commercial vessels have made special transit arrangements with the Captain of the Port,...

Coast Guard, National Guard participates in a response exercise near Astoria, Ore.

Coast Guard, National Guard participates in a response exercise near Astoria, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard participated in a joint maritime response exercise with the Oregon National Guard 102nd Civil Support Team and in cooperation with the Tongue Point Job Corps on the Columbia River near Astoria, Wednesday. The joint exercise included air and surface delivery of Coast Guard boarding teams and K-9 teams to the motor vessel Ironwood, a Tongue Point Job Corps Center...

Coast Guard Sector Juneau to implement new warning signals for security patrols in Southeast Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Juneau units in Southeast Alaska, are scheduled to begin implementing a new warning signal for security patrols this summer. The LA51, a warning signal fired from a 12-gauge shotgun that can travel up to approximately 328 feet before igniting in mid-air, will now be employed throughout the region as units begin training with them in the next few weeks. Coast...