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...

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin to set historic buoy in Patapsco River

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin to set historic buoy in Patapsco River
BALTIMORE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, is scheduled to set the historic Francis Scott Key buoy in the Patapsco River Thursday near the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The buoy marks the spot where the ship carrying Francis Scott Key, the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was anchored during the...

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 announces renovation plans for Boston Light

BOSTON — The Coast Guard announced plans to commence a $1.1 million project to repair and renovate structures at Boston Light, Saturday. The project, outlined during a public presentation by lighthouse keeper Sally Snowman, is intended to preserve the structural integrity of the lighthouse tower and surrounding buildings and assists in preparing for the light station’s upcoming tricentennial celebrations...

Coast Guard and NOAA work together to replace Northern California weather buoy

Coast Guard and NOAA work together to replace Northern California weather buoy
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen coordinated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to replace a faulty weather buoy 25 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay, Calif., Thursday. Coast Guard Cutter Aspen moored at Sector San Francisco on Yerba Buena Island, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart Designated...

Tower near Nobska Point Light to be disassembled

Tower near Nobska Point Light to be disassembled
BOSTON — A 120-foot steel tower located directly behind Nobska Point Light in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is scheduled to be disassembled by the Coast Guard, Monday.The adjacent dwelling and lighthouse at Nobska Point will not be affected during or after the disassembly. The tower is no longer in service and it is not a functioning part of the lighthouse or dwelling. The Nobska Point Light is the...

Coast Guard to hold public discussions on navigational aid technology and the future of America’s waterways

Coast Guard to hold public discussions on navigational aid technology and the future of America's waterways
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will hold nationwide public discussions on navigational aid technology and how it will affect the future of America’s waterways. The Future of Navigation-21st Century Waterways public listening sessions will be held in several locations across the country...