Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Pacific Seacoast study

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Pacific Seacoast study
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners for a study of navigation requirements in the Pacific Seacoast System. The Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study will review the short range Aids to Navigation (ATON) system that covers American waterways from the Canadian border to the Mexican border and around Alaska, Hawaii and the Marianas Islands. Interested...

Reward offered for information regarding AtoN vandalism near Hoquiam, Wash.

Reward offered for information regarding AtoN vandalism near Hoquiam, Wash.
Broken lights sit in the shop at the Coast Guard Aids to Navigation station in Astoria, Ore., Nov. 29, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aids to Navigation Station Astoria. SEATTLE — A reward may be available for anyone with information for the Coast Guard regarding the destruction of the light and electronics of the Grays Harbor North Channel Range F Rear Light, south of the Bowerman Airport, near...

Coast Guard proposes aid to navigation change near Munising, Michigan

Coast Guard proposes aid to navigation change near Munising, Michigan
CLEVELAND — The U. S. Coast Guard is proposing to permanently discontinue the Munising Range Rear Light (LLNR 14580) and install a port entry sectored light in the position of the Munising Range Front Light (LLNR 14575) 46-24-53.820N / 086-39-40.644W. The new sectored port entry light will display a white light to mark channel center, a red light to the right of channel center, and a green light...

Photos: Coast Guard Cutter Elm restores Buoys in San Juan after Hurricane Maria

Photos: Coast Guard Cutter Elm restores Buoys in San Juan after Hurricane Maria
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Elm is currently restoring aids to navigation buoys throughout waterways near San Juan after Hurricane Maria. The Elm, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, has assisted in restoring 72 percent of critical aids to navigation after Maria. For imagery and video of the Hurricane Maria response, please visit...

Coast Guard, National Park Service complete Cape Lookout Lighthouse modernization

Coast Guard, National Park Service complete Cape Lookout Lighthouse modernization
Cape Lookout Lighthouse file photo. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and National Park Service completed the Cape Lookout Lighthouse solar modernization today. The modernization process involved removing the previous optic, which was powered by a sub-cable, and replacing it with a solar-powered multi-tier LED optic. The process was necessary...

Coast Guard buoy tenders, aids to navigation team fix critical ATON discrepancies

Coast Guard buoy tenders, aids to navigation team fix critical ATON discrepancies
The Coast Guard Cutter Joshua Appleby, a 175-foot Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla., transits en route to the Florida Keys to conduct critical aids to navigation discrepancies and provide support and supplies for Hurricane Irma relief, Sept. 15, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse. ORLANDO, Fla. – Two Coast Guard buoy tenders have...

Coast Guard St. Petersburg Aids to Navigation teams assess, repair the Port of Tampa

Coast Guard St. Petersburg Aids to Navigation teams assess, repair the Port of Tampa
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Vise, a construction tender based in St. Petersburg, repairs a navigation aid in the Tampa Bay area Sept. 12, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier/Released) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard crews from St. Petersburg and agency partners assessed and repaired Aids to Navigation Tuesday to reopen the Port of Tampa. Crews from...

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team San Juan provides assistance to St. Thomas

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team San Juan provides assistance to St. Thomas
Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team San Juan members load navigational aids onto a 55-foot aids to navigation boat to bring critical ATON to the waterways around St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team services aids in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tuesday. Coast...

Coast Guard establishes electronic ATON in support of Hurricane Irma

Coast Guard establishes electronic ATON in support of Hurricane Irma
WASHINGTON – The United States Coast Guard established electronic Aids to Navigation (eATON) around critical U.S. waterways in Hurricane Irma’s forecasted track prior to the storm’s arrival. Prior to the storm making landfall, the Coast Guard set up more than 300 eATON in various waterways from Tampa, Florida to Key West, Florida, and up the eastern seaboard to Charleston, South Carolina. Working...