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...

Coast Guard uses electronic ATON to reopen Texas port early

Coast Guard uses electronic ATON to reopen Texas port early
Ships enter the Port of Corpus Christi after the Coast Guard reopened the port following Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Coast Guard photo. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard established electronic Aids to Navigation to aid in the reopening of a critical Texas port following Hurricane Harvey. Once channel and waterway assessments were completed, the Coast Guard created 13 eATON around Port Aransas, Texas,...

Coast Guard to Install Radio-Activated Sound Signals in Connecticut and Long Island

Coast Guard to Install Radio-Activated Sound Signals in Connecticut and Long Island
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound will be replacing traditional sound signals (foghorns) with marine radio-activated sound signals at eight different locations across Connecticut and three locations on Long Island. Mariners that require the use of sound signals during periods of reduced visibility will be able to activate them on demand by momentarily turning their VHF-FM radio...

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
Crewman from Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity offload Aids to Navigation equipment and humanitarian supplies in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 4, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Cox CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Barbara Mabrity offloaded aids to navigation equipment and humanitarian supplies in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 4, 2017,...