Coast Guard scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids in Barden Inlet, NC

Coast Guard scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids in Barden Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids near Cape Lookout and Harkers Island, North Carolina, beginning August 7. Heavy shoaling in the vicinity of Barden Inlet has progressed over the past few months, making the waterway inaccessible to many vessels. The aids to navigation listed below no longer accurately mark the waterway. The current position...

Coast Guard celebrates centennial of Diamond Head Lighthouse

Coast Guard celebrates centennial of Diamond Head Lighthouse
Logan Erickon, an 8th-grader at Kailua Intermediate School, is announced winner of the Diamond Head Lighthouse Art contest at Diamond Head August 5, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur) HONOLULU —The Coast Guard commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Diamond Head Lighthouse, a cultural icon and landmark. As part of the celebration, an art contest was held...

Coast Guard cautions boaters of submerged rocks near Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard cautions boaters of submerged rocks near Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Baltimore District are urging boaters to steer clear of a construction area that will be marked by cautionary buoys near Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay. “Crews working on the island have witnessed several incidents where recreational vessels have crossed the work zone and struck positioned rock jetty material,” said Chief Warrant...

Coast Guard announces results from WAMS survey for Government Cut jetties

Coast Guard announces results from WAMS survey for Government Cut jetties
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has completed the Waterways Analysis and Management System survey of the Miami Main Channel and jetties in the vicinity of Government Cut. The Captain of the Port of Miami has determined the existing aids that mark safe navigation through the channel, which include color coded lighted buoys and lighted range markers, to be sufficient. This determination was endorsed the Coast...

Coast Guard reestablishes 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC

Coast Guard reestablishes 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard completed the reestablishment of 12 navigational aids Thursday in Bogue Inlet, North Carolina, near Emerald Isle and Swansboro. Crews from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Fort Macon replaced the navigational aids after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed dredging and depth surveys. The aids now mark safe water. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel...

Coast Guard to close, remove New Pass navigational markers in Sarasota

Coast Guard to close, remove New Pass navigational markers in Sarasota
SARASOTA, Fla. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to close the New Pass channel and remove the navigational markers due to hazardous conditions between Monday, June 12 and Friday, June 16. New Pass is one of the three channels leading into Sarasota Bay and cuts just between the two keys past Mote Marine Laboratory. Due to unpredictable weather, an exact date of navigational marker removal is not...

Spring restored – Coast Guard finishes buoy operations early

Spring restored - Coast Guard finishes buoy operations early
Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay transits Lake Superior near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore May 10, 2017, after working their final buoy of operation Spring Restore.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Gould) CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard completed Operation Spring Restore Tuesday, five days ahead of schedule. Spring Restore involves the re-installment of 1,216 federal navigational...

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC
  WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard temporarily discontinued 12 navigational aids Monday in Bogue Inlet, near Emerald Isle and Swansboro. Heavy shoaling in the vicinity of Bogue Inlet has grown over recent months making the waterway inaccessible to vessels with a draft greater than three feet. The aids to navigation (ATON) no longer safely mark the channel and mariners transiting through...

Coast Guard finds critical Aids-to-Navigation shot and sunk near Block Island

Coast Guard finds critical Aids-to-Navigation shot and sunk near Block Island
Clay Head buoy number 7 pierced with bullet holes April 24, 2017, off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Patrick Morkis) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis discovered a buoy sunk in the water with bullet holes, Monday, near Block Island, Rhode Island. The crew was conducting regular aids-to-navigation maintenance when they...