Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Western Rivers study

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Western Rivers study
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); WASHINGTON – The United States Coast Guard is seeking input until July 1, 2018, for a study of navigation requirements for the entire Western Rivers System. The Coast Guard Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study will review the Western Rivers Aids to Navigation (ATON) System. The ATON...

Coast Guard to conduct assessment of tanker sunk during World War II

Coast Guard to conduct assessment of tanker sunk during World War II
NEW HAVEN, CT — The U. S. Coast Guard has contracted Resolve Marine to conduct an underwater assessment of the tanker Coimbra, from June 19th – 27th. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Located approximately 30 miles southeast of Shinnecock, N.Y., the Coimbra was sunk during World War II by a German U-boat. The operation will assess...

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local partners are monitoring cleanup efforts following an oil spill near Breton Sound, Sunday. A jack-up rig contracted by Lobo Operating, Inc., was used to pump water through the affected line, securing the source of the leak. Additionally, a drum has been secured below the failed portion of line to catch any further product that may be discharged. Responders deployed...

Removal of aids to navigation in Virginia Inside Passage to continue

Removal of aids to navigation in Virginia Inside Passage to continue
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is overseeing the removal of 56 aids to navigation in the Virginia Inside Passage on Virginia’s Eastern Shore from June to August. A contractor is removing previously identified dayboards in waterways from Gargathy Inlet to north of Great Machipongo Inlet after shoaling in these areas created a significant hazard to navigation. The continued shoaling within these...

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound

Coast Guard responding to oil spill near Breton Sound
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to reports of an oil spill near Breton Sound, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 6:29 p.m. Thursday reporting a 61-foot motor vessel hitting the Breton Sound 18 production platform resulting in the spill of an estimated 840 gallons of crude oil from the platform. Environmental Safety & Health arrived on scene...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A lancha moored to a pier in southern Texas after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews May 30, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection National Air Security Operations Center – Corpus Christi law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off...

Coast Guard asks public to help find stolen buoy bells off Maine’s coast

Coast Guard asks public to help find stolen buoy bells off Maine’s coast
The space in which a sound signaling brass bell typically hangs on this offshore buoy is empty after the bell was stolen, off the coast of Maine. Stealing a sound signaling device off a buoy is a federal offense and can be punishable with heavy fines or even imprisonment. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is asking the public for information on the theft of brass sound signaling...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
A lancha floats next to a pier after its seizure by Coast Guard law enforcement crews on May 27, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Sunday morning. Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha with a total of five Mexican fishermen engaged...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
A lancha floats near a pier in southern Texas waters after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews on May 23, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Wednesday afternoon. Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha with a total...