Coast Guard saves money, time by making new channel

Coast Guard saves money, time by making new channel
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard helped establish Crewboat Cut as a new federal channel in the Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, Wednesday. Coast Guardsmen with Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Morgan City and Coast Guard Cutter Axe constructed new channel markers in the waterway. The new waterway is intended to be safer for mariners, and will shorten travel time.

New Coast Guard aids to navigation unit opens for operations on Oak Island

New Coast Guard aids to navigation unit opens for operations on Oak Island
OAK ISLAND, N.C. — Coast Guard members held a commissioning ceremony Tuesday, which officially established Aids to Navigation Team Oak Island at Station Oak Island. Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck, 5th District commander, officially designated Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan R. Yoraschek as officer in charge of the new ANT Oak Island unit during the ceremony. A new sign is unveiled Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014...

New Coast Guard aids to navigation team to open for operations on Oak Island

New Coast Guard aids to navigation team to open for operations on Oak Island
OAK ISLAND, N.C. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a commissioning ceremony for Aids to Navigation Team Oak Island Monday at 300-B Caswell Beach Rd., Oak Island at 10 a.m. Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck, 5th District commander, will officially designate Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan R. Yoraschek as officer in charge of the new ANT Oak Island unit during the ceremony. ANT Oak Island’s primary...

Coast Guard seeking public comment on Manistee North Pierhead Light solarization

Coast Guard seeking public comment on Manistee North Pierhead Light solarization
CLEVELAND – To facilitate public participation, the Coast Guard is inviting the public to comment on the replacement of the sub-cable with solar panels and an LED lantern in the Manistee North Pierhead Light in Manistee, Michigan. On June 7th, 2013, the sub-cable supplying power to the Manistee North Pierhead Light was destroyed by severe weather, making this a safety concern for all mariners. On...

Coast Guard seeks public comments on lens removal from 3 Great Lakes lighthouses

Coast Guard seeks public comments on lens removal from 3 Great Lakes lighthouses
CLEVELAND – To facilitate public participation, the Coast Guard is inviting the public to comment on the replacement of the Fresnel lens with a LED lantern in three lighthouse on the great lakes. The three lights being considered for changes are: Port Sanilac Light in Port Sanilac, Michigan Plum Island Range Real Light in Plum Island, Wisconsin St. James Light in James Harbor, Michigan The Coast...

Coast Guard testing nation’s first “virtual” Aids to Navigation in San Francisco Bay

Coast Guard testing nation’s first “virtual” Aids to Navigation in San Francisco Bay
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is now testing 25 electronic aids to navigation (eATON) to augment existing physical aids and mark unique and potentially hazardous navigation features in the San Francisco Bay Area. Commonly referred to as “virtual” buoys, the eATON are being transmitted through the Coast Guard’s Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) for display on ships’ electronic...

Coast Guard proposes disestablishment of Tillamook Bay Approach Lighted Whistle Buoy “T” in Garibaldi, Ore.

Coast Guard proposes disestablishment of Tillamook Bay Approach Lighted Whistle Buoy "T" in Garibaldi, Ore.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard officials have proposed the disestablishment of Tillamook Bay Approach Lighted Whistle Buoy “T” (LLNR 680 – 9810) near Garibaldi, Oregon. The proposal to disestablish the buoy came after a determination was made that the buoy does not mark any specific hazard to mariners, and is not necessary for safe navigation. The entrance to Tillamook Bay is additionally...

Coast Guard cancels disestablishment of lighted whistle buoy in Brookings, Ore.

Coast Guard cancels disestablishment of lighted whistle buoy in Brookings, Ore.
SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard officials have determined that it is in the best interest of safe navigation to maintain the Chetco River Approach Lighted Whistle Buoy “CR” (LLNR 565-8595) in Brookings, Oregon. The decision to cancel the planned disestablishment of the buoy was made after officials received input by maritime users regarding additional uses of the buoy. The possibility exists...

Coast Guard completes ‘Operation Spring Restore’

Coast Guard completes 'Operation Spring Restore'
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard aids to navigation teams throughout the Ninth Coast Guard District completed restoring the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway aids to navigation system, Friday, following a late start to the operation due to the extended ice season. Operation Spring Restore involves restoring approximately 1,222 navigational aids, including lighted and unlighted buoys and beacons. Roughly...