Coast Guard crews conduct navigational aid surveys in southeast Texas

Coast Guard crews conduct navigational aid surveys in southeast Texas
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Henry Meyer conducts an operations meeting with crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Clamp  Sept. 1, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Krug) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is conducting navigational aid surveys in southeast Texas, Friday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne crew conducts assessment of Texas ports

Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne crew conducts assessment of Texas ports
Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne prepare to reposition buoys beset by Hurricane Harvey near Galveston, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Klingenberg. HOUSTON — Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne, a 175-foot coastal buoy tender homeported in Galveston, Texas, continue to inspect and reposition buoys beset...

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...